Cup of Champions: Messi and Argentina Destroy Italy in the ‘Finalissima’ 3-0
Argentine forward and PSG attacking maestro, Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to win the Cup of Champions also known as the ‘Finalissima’ with a dominant 3-0 win at a sold-out and partisan Wembley Stadium.
According to the Independent, goals by Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala ensured the Copa America champions were able to celebrate more trophy delight by triumphing in the Finalissima after ending their 28-year wait for silverware last summer.
Argentina won 3-0 against Italy to triumph in Finalissima at Wembley (Zac Goodwin/PA) (PA Wire)
Messi made the opener and on multiple occasions thrilled the 87,112 crowd with flashes of brilliance to show there is plenty of life in the Argentina captain yet despite a difficult season in France.
This was the third edition of the Cup of Champions with two previous matches in 1985 and 1993, the latter being won by Argentina to effectively mean they were defending their title after UEFA and CONMEBOL’s recent partnership brought the clash back to life.