Argentina crowned champions of the Champions Cup by defeating Italy with three fiery goals
Argentina won the Champions Cup at the expense of Italy 3-0 in the match that was held between them on Wednesday evening at Wembley Stadium in the British capital London in the final match of the Champions Cup 2022, which brought together the European Nations Cup champions and his Latin counterpart.
Argentina’s goals came through Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and Paulo Dybala, in the 28th, 45th and 94th minutes, respectively, of the match.
And he scored the first goal after a wonderful follow-up to the cross sent by the star Lionel Messi after dribbling in the left front, while he scored the second tango after a magical pass from Lautaro Martinez.
While Dybala benefited from Messi’s dribbling after receiving it inside the penalty area and putting it in Donnarumma’s goal with a fiery goal in overtime.
And according to the global network “Opta”, which specializes in world football numbers and statistics, Giorgio Chiellini has become the fourth largest number of matches in the history of the Italian national team (117, Daniel Rossi tied), behind only Maldini, Cannavaro and Buffon.
Before its start, the match witnessed the Italian Federation President Gabriele Gravina honoring the famous international defender Giorgio Chiellini, who is playing his final match with the Azzurri after a busy career.
The match between the Italian national team against Argentina comes in honor of the Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona, which is the match between the European Nations and Copa America champions.
The Italian national team won the European Nations “Euro” title in 2022, and Argentina, the 2022 Copa America champion, where it is expected that the match between them will be strong and beyond expectations, as both sides have a distinguished group of international stars.
Argentina won the Copa America for the 15th time in its history, last July, after defeating Brazil 1-0 at the famous “Marcana” stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
While Italy won the European Nations title for the second time in its history, after a difficult victory over its English counterpart, 3-2 on penalties, after the end of normal time and overtime in a positive tie with a goal for each of them at Wembley Stadium in the British capital, London.
Italy won the European Championship twice in its history, while Argentina won the Copa America 15 times.
Giorgio Chiellini, Italy’s defender, will bring the curtain down on his international career with the Italian national team when he faces South American champions Argentina in the Vinalesima Cup.
Argentina and Italy competed for the 2022 Champions Cup title, with the Chilean whistle Piero Maza, the match referee.
This confrontation comes as part of a renewed memorandum of understanding between UEFA and its counterpart, the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) until 2028, which will witness the establishment of two other editions, in addition to the match next year.
The two federations expressed their opposition to a proposal from the International Federation of the Game “FIFA” aimed at holding the World Cup every two years instead of 4 years, and within the agreement between the two sides, a joint office will be opened in London to enhance cooperation between the two continental federations starting in early 2022.
Last December, the European Football Association “UEFA” announced the establishment of a new tournament, in partnership with the South American Confederation, bearing the name “Finalisma”.
The tournament brings together the European Nations Cup and Copa America champions, and then the first edition will witness a confrontation between Italy, the Euro 2020 champion, and Argentina, the 2021 Copa America champion.