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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Argentina 3-1 Mexico

THE FINAL SCORE: Argentina 3-1 Mexico (Tevez 2, Higuain; Hernandez)

The Line-Ups:

Argentina: 22-Sergio Romero; 15-Nicolas Otamendi, 2-Martin Demichelis, 4-Nicolas Burdisso, 6-Gabriel Heinze, 14-Javier Mascherano, 20-Maxi Rodriguez, 7-Angel Di Maria, 10-Lionel Messi, 11-Carlos Tevez, 9-Gonzalo Higuain

Mexico: 1-Oscar Perez; 16-Efrain Juarez, 2-Francisco Rodriguez, 4-Rafael Marquez, 3-Carlos Salcido, 5-Ricardo Osorio, 18-Andres Guardado, 6-Gerardo Torrado, 21-Adolfo Bautista, 17-Giovani Dos Santos, 14-Javier Hernandez

Carlos Salcido has the most unbelievable shot from 40 meters cruising into the bar and seconds after it is Giovani dos Santos having a closer but dangerous shot as well. All of that came 8 minutes into the game. It has been a lively match so far.

Argentina is playing in a much more 3-5-2 formation pressuring high on the field in order to sustain Mexico’s attacking ability. No man marking Messi individually as Greece done it so we will be heading to an open match between these two nations.

On the other side we see Mexico developing their strategy in a sustainable attack through a 5-3-2 formation using direct football and long shots taking advantage of that specific skill on the Mexican players.

Maradona goes wild with his pupil goal. Who else but Messi to make it happen? But there are concerns regarding the legal position of Tevez and now what a mess of it!! After the terrible decision in the England-Germany that determined probable the outcome of the match now it is the same in the Argentina-Mexico match.

After Messi’s goal it is time for World Cup’s best scorer Higuain to make 2-0 for Argentina. Osorio makes a non-sense move and gifts Higuain the ball that with a perfect composure rounds the Mexican goalkeeper and sends the ball into the net.

The first half has come to an end with Argentina leading 2-0 with courtesy goals from Messi and Higuain. But it is easier when you are playing 12 players against 11, isn’t it?

Carlitos Tevez stunner into the 51 minutes! What a goal!?!?! It is probably the most fantastic goal of this World Cup after so many beautiful goals so far.

The new Manchester United starlet Hernandez scores a delicious goal and it happens in another outstanding left footed effort. 3-1 after 73 minutes.

The final say to Argentina 3-1 Mexico is that La Albiceleste was pretty much objective in their approach to the match while Mexico often lost the focus in their effort. As part of it Argentina is comfortably through to the Quarter-Finals where they will face Germany relishing the contest between both nations that in the 1986 and 1990 World Cup faced each other in the final of this major competition.


Highlights Argentina 3-1 Mexico

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