Sunday, June 27, 2010
In the last training session before the game, Maradona showed Nicolas Otamendi and Maxi Rodriguez again playing for Jonas Gutierrez and Juan S. Veron, so those two, plus Burdisso replacing the injured Walter Samuel would be the changes in the starting lineup compared to the team that started playing this World Cup.
Twenty four hours from now, i hope to be writing a few words about another win for Argentina.
Mexico was a tough rival 4 years ago when Argentina won 2-1 in extra time (with this AMAZING goal by Maxi Rodriguez : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHd5nR9OXe0 ) in this same stage of the Germany World Cup, but i think both teams are different now.
Argentina is in my opinion a better team, with a experienced Lionel Messi (he was only 18 years old and wasn't a regular back then), a more solid Carlos Tevez and scorers like Higuain and Milito coming from great seasons are better than a Hernan Crespo who in 2006 was already on the down side of his career.
Sergio Romero – Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze – Maximiliano Rodriguez, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria – Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi
On a side note, the blog is 1 month old today and has already more than 1000 visits, so I would like to thank everyone for your support and i hope to be able to keep you interested once the new season starts.
Go ARGENTINA !!!