Lionel Messi and Neymar shared a long hug after the Brazilian sought out his friend to congratulate him following the end of the Copa America final

Sunday’s Copa America final began celebration for Argentina at the Maracana, hosts Brazil were left heartbroken following a 1-0 defeat in the title clash. At the final whistle, Messi’s teammates all ran towards their countryman to celebrate with him, lifted him up in the air and were clearly as happy for their teammate as themselves while Brazil star Neymar broke down in tears and was seen walking away in sorrow.

Back in the game, Messi and Neymar shared a long embrace as the Brazilian sought out his friend to praise him following the end of the Copa America final. It really was a touching moment from the PSG forward, considering that he just went through heartbreak and is also yet to win a major trophy with his country.

Messi did his right arm to keep his celebrating Argentina teammates away from Neymar while continuing to console the heartbroken Brazilian. Neymar and Lionel Messi, who have lifted numerous trophies together in the four years they spent together at Barcelona.

Argentina acquired their first major title in 28 years on Saturday and Lionel Messi finally won his first medal in a blue-and-white shirt when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America.

The title ended Argentina’s 28-year drought of major trophies, with Messi as the best player with four goals and five assists. The captain also broke the team’s record for international appearances with 151 matches.

Saturday, Messi’s titles with Argentina were only the U-20 World Cup title in 2005 and a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. On Saturday Messi kissed the Copa America trophy and lifted it at age 34. The biggest gap in his decorated career is now closed.

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