Opening Doorz Editorial | July 21, 2021

Success at Barcelona has been a given for Lionel Messi. But trying to win a major Cup for Argentina, has been top on his list.

After four World Cup appearances and playing in six Copa America tournaments, losing in two back-to-back finals in 2015 and 2016, the Cup has finally come home… to Argentina. Playing across 53 matches in both these tournaments, Messi and Argentina finally win the Copa America 2021. The statistics show the manner of his pursuit of the elusive big trophy.

Now for Doha, Qatar, and World Cup 2022! Will he inspire his teammates yet again, for that shot to glory? Zillions of his fans are longing to see him hold the World Cup trophy aloft at Lusail Stadium, on December 18, 2022.

Statistic Leaders in Copa América 2021

Copa America
The Lionel Messi factor at Copa America 2021.

Most goals: Lionel Messi (4)
Most assists: Lionel Messi (5)
Most free kicks: Lionel Messi (2)
Most key passes: Lionel Messi (22)
Most chances created: Lionel Messi (26)
Most successful dribbles: Lionel Messi (36)
Most goal creating actions: Lionel Messi (47)
Most shot-creating actions: Lionel Messi (46)
Most accurate through balls: Lionel Messi (4)

Statistic Leaders in UEFA Euro 2021

Copa America 2021
Mikkel Damsgaard from Denmark (left) and Pedro González López (Pedri) from Spain.

Most goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (5) Portugal
Most assists: Steven Zuber (4) Switzerland
Most free kicks: Mikkel Damsgaard (1) Denmark
Most key passes: Marco Veratti (14) Italy
Most chances created: Kevin De Bruyne (16) Belgium
Most successful dribbles: Rahim Sterling (23) England
Most accurate through balls: Pedro González López (Pedri) (4) Spain
Most shot creating actions: Pedro González López (Pedri) (27) Spain
Most goal creating actions: Pedro González López (Pedri) (5) Spain

Pic Courtesy: @leomessi/Instagram | @mikkeldamsgaard000/Instagram |@pedrigonzalez/Instagram

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