Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul inspired Argentina’s victory over Brazil in the Copa America Final, delivering the assist for Angel Di Maria’s winner.
It was a historical night for La Albiceleste, who won their first major international trophy in 28 years, beating Brazil 1-0 at the Stadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
Angel Di Maria scored the winning goal for his side, with a chip finish after 22 minutes.
The PSG star’s goal was inspired by a long pass from Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, who is on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid.
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The 27-year-old spent five seasons at the Dacia Arena and, according to reports in Italy, he’s set to join the Colchoneros in a €38m move.
However, back in June, Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino claimed the Argentinean’s switch to the Wanda Metropolitano is not a done deal yet.
De Paul will have time to focus on his future after enjoying celebrations with his Argentina teammates.
The Copa America is the first-ever trophy De Paul wins in his career,
Marino: ‘De Paul to Atletico not a done deal’