He has lost the previous four international finals in 2005, 2013 , 2014, and 2016.
There is no extra-time in the Copa America, so went straight to penalties. Juan Cuadrado scored first for Colombia, Messi took responsibility and buried his spot kick, and then it was all about Emi Martínez: the Aston Villa goalkeeper became an instant hero with some amazing trash-talking, three penalty saves, the last one against Cardona to seal the deal and send Argentina to Rio.
So there we have it: Brazil vs Argentina at the Maracanã for the Copa America title. The way it should be.
Let’s hope he lifts the trophy this time....