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Friday, June 30, 2006

Time - the great leveler

Two weeks ago, Esteban Cambiasso was the toast of the world, finishing the most perfect goal to be scored in this World Cup finals. Today, the Argentinian walks back, a lone man, holding his head in his hands, hating himself for missing a penalty.

What a great change two weeks can bring!

P.S.: And think of Roberto Ayala too. The defender scored what could have been the winning goal for Argentina, only to miss a penalty just about an hour later. And ponder about Germany too, dear reader. They played so poorly for most of the game, yet they are through!

5 Comments:

Blogger Gokulakrishnan S said...

It was not Cambiasso da... anyway they were one down in penalty shootout when he came. It was the inexperienced Argentinian goalie... sad that Argentina had to depend on that chap at the end. he consistently dived to the wrong end of teh goal !

6/30/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Eshwar S said...

Both teams played as poorly as they could. The Argentinians were more than content to sit on their lead when they should have played their normal game. Bad mistakes by the coach for not bringing on Messi or Saviola.

On the other hand, Germans were very sloppy at the back. They were really lucky that Argentinians didn't punish them when they lost the ball at the back. But home advantage will ensure that Germans will remain competitive throught the competition.

6/30/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger VAC said...

Yeah Germany were lacklustre in their win over Argentina. But nowadays isnt Football all about having the Right person at the Right place at the Right Time. How else could one explain the neatly executed Klose header in the 80th min.

6/30/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Selva said...

A poor quality match, the pressure and the hype were the saviours. I could not understand logic behind substituting riquelme and crespo. Crespo was diving around when he went off.

7/01/2006 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Hi said...

The worst that was feared when the match was into the extra-time eventually happened. This is similar to the two ODIs India lost to WI recently in the last over with just a ball to spare. Don't be suprprised if Brazil were to end up the same way as Argentina.

7/01/2006 05:15:00 AM  

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