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Peter Drury's Commentary After Lionel Messi Masterclass In Finalissima Is A Work Of Art

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Peter Drury's Commentary After Lionel Messi Masterclass In Finalissima Is A Work Of Art

Peter Drury proved he's still the best commentator in the business during Argentina vs Italy - and his praise of Lionel Messi is pure poetry.

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Argentina ran out 3-0 winners in Finalissima, a game which pitted the Copa America winners against the Euro 2020 winners.

Messi lit up Wembley Stadium and registered an assist en route to being named Man of the Match. Drury was on commentary for the contest and perfectly summed up the Paris Saint-Germain superstar's talents.

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As Messi received his award and a round of applause from teammates and rivals alike, Drury said: "It will come as little surprise to anyone who embraced this football match, that the Man of that Match, should be named Lionel Messi.

"His was a vintage display. In a team context, an individual who floated above it all. Very often without the ball, but especially with it. Goodness me, he must have a well upholstered mantlepiece."

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner would also have the honour of lifting the trophy as captain.

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As he did so, Drury explained: "Messi will get his hands on this most exclusive prizes. There’s only one of him.

"Cherish him, relish him while you’ve got him. Another Messi moment."

Pure art from a man who knows his craft so well. Cherish him, relish him while we've got him.

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Victory for Argentina means they've now gone 32 games unbeaten and they did it with style.

Messi was the architect of their opener 28 minutes in, spinning Giovanni Di Lorenzo before putting it on a plate for Lautaro Martinez.

The Inter Milan forward tapped home after drifting away from Giorgio Chiellini.

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Just before halftime, Angel Di Maria doubled the lead for Lionel Scaloni's side after Martinez turned provider.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Di Maria, who is expected to join Juventus as a free agent in the coming weeks, had more chances in the second half but was denied by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Italy goalkeeper also prevented Leonardo Bonucci's backpass from going horribly wrong.

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Paulo Dybala scored a third in added time to wrap up a comprehensive victory.

Featured Image Credit: Premier Sports

Topics: Lionel Messi, Argentina, Italy

Daniel Marland
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