’“IMHO this is simply the correct way to think about this: there’s a group of great players that can be expanded, though not ad infinitum, but certain names cannot be left out. Anything beyond is a matter of taste. ” Yeah I really like this perspective. Football has changed so much since Maradona’s time – the pitches, the thuggery of defenders, even the primacy of the World Cup – that it’s very difficult to compare.
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If I remember correctly… that was aeons ago. ”It didn’t quite go through his legs, but that aside your memory is spot on. 66 min Acuna shapes a gorgeous, bouncing cross that just evades Alvarez; moments later, Messi shoots high and wide from 25 yards. 65 min A thrilling surge from Messi. He leaves three players behind in the middle of the pitch, wriggles into the area and is eventually challenged by the last man, Souttar I think. 63 min Goodwin’s volleyed cross is well defended by Lisandro Martinez at the near post. 62 min “So, so sad, ” says Michael Hayen.
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Argentina were too good for an admirable but limited Australian side, who nonetheless leave the tournament with honour. In an surprising development, Lionel Messi was the star. He enlivened a dreadful first half with a fine goal and gave Australia the runaround after the break. The love-in might be slightly weird at times – Messi could stink out a lift and everyone in there would say thank you - but he really was majestic in the second half.
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69 min Acuna eases Degenek off the ball and surges into the area, only to be thwarted the miserable shrill of the referee’s whistle. I’m not sure that was a foul. 68 min “Nothing worse than goalkeeper error, ” says Liisa Sletzinger. “So, so painful to watch. I’m remembering back to 2006 when the ball slowly dribbled through the England goalie’s legs on a pass from his own defender.
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A set-piece is probably their best chance of an equaliser. 90+1 min There will be seven minutes of added time. 90 min A long throw is headed across the area dangerously by Souttar. Maclaren can only knock it up in the air and Emi Martinez claims. He’s challenged by Souttar in the process, and a few of the Argentina players go looking for a row. It’s all posturing. 89 min: What a chance for Lautaro Martinez! Messi leads a three-on-three break, bides his time and plays a perfect pass to the unmarked Martinez, 12 yards out. He opens his body and skies it. 88 min After a long spell of possession, De Paul stabs a nice pass down the inside-right channel towards Lautaro Martinez. He snatches at what was only a half-chance anyway, dragging a shot on the turn well wide of the far post.
Julian Alvarez scored the second goal after a mistake from Mat Ryan, but Australia gave Argentina big scare at the end. Craig Goodwin’s wayward shot deflected in off Enzo Fernandez, Aziz Behich almost equalised after an amazing solo run and finally the teenager Garang Kuol was denied brilliantly by Emi Martinez in the 97th minute. Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez in action as he saves a shot from Australia’s Garang Kuol. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/ReutersFull time: Argentina 2-1 AustraliaPeep peep! Argentina will play the Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-final, just like they did in 1998. Argentinian tango: Julian Alvarez celebrates with Lionel Messi. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian90+7 min: What a chance for Australia! A cross from the left falls nicely for Kuol, who rolls Tagliafico and hammers a close-range shot on the turn that is superbly saved by Martinez! Oh my goodness.
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87 min Argentina waste a minute or so by keeping the ball away from Australia. Excellent game-management, as we are contractually obliged to call it. 86 min There should be a fair bit of added time, at least five minutes. Australia need one last chance. 83 min Romero goes down holding his face after a challenge with Kuol. He was caught, though probably not heavily enough to justify rolling around like an eeijt.
Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters80 min: Double substitution for Argentina Gonzalo Montiel and Exequiel Palacios replace Naheul Molina and Alexis Mac Allister. 78 min Goodwin’s shot was going well wide, so I’m sure it will eventually go down as an own goal by Fernandez. Australia are back in the game! Behich’s cross was cleared as far as Goodwin, 25 yards out. He smashed an errant shot that took a huge deflecftion off Enzo Fernandez and flew into the far corner.
There is still a gulf in class between the top European and South American/even African nations and the likes of the US and Australia. It only takes a second or two to decide a match, and naivety is punished at this level. ”73 min: Triple substitution for Australia Jamie Maclaren, Fran Karcic and Garang Kuol replace Milos Degenek, Mitchell Duke and Mathew Leckie.
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