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Best International Player in 2021.

It is a year to remember for Lionel Messi with the Argentina national team. Lionel Messi for the first time in his senior career won an international trophy with the Argentina national team. An international trophy was the only trophy missing in Lionel Messi's trophy cabinet. Messi and the Argentina team defeated Brazil to lift the Copa America trophy. Messi at last won an international trophy for his country and debunk claims he only plays better for his former club Barcelona. 

His performance for Argentina was vital to them lifting the Copa America trophy after they have tried and failed in the past. Enroute Copa America glory, Argentina scored a total number of twelve goals. Messi alone was involved in nine of these goals. He scored four goals and assisted five. His performances earned him player of the tournament at the 2021 Copa America. In 2021, Messi has scored nine goals and provided five assists for Argentina.

Messi's Opta staticss from 2021 Copa America are impressive. These statistics are below:

Goals: 4

Assists: 5

Games played: 7

Passes: 295

Successful passes: 239

Pass completin percentage: 81%

Duels: 121

Duels won: 66

Duels effectiveness: 54,50%

Chances Created: 21

Dribbles Attempted: 57

Dribbles Completed: 34

Dribble effectiveness: 59,70%

Direct freekicks: 8

Goals from direct freekicks: 2

Shots: 28

Shots on target: 11

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