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02-07-2013, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tigre View Post
Sweden played pretty well anyway. One of Argentinas goal were clearly offside and Lustig scored an own goal so...
Are you sure you were watching the same game ?

Argentina played some of the best football I've seen in a long time. One touch passing at high speed , using the full width of the pitch and keeping the ball for long periods especially in the first half. Aguero's goal was marginally off not clearly as your bias would have you put.

Second half they barely got out of first gear. The scoreline is very flattering to Sweden particularly with that last kick of the game free kick.

A fairer scoreline would have been 6-1 to Argentina. Aguero missed a couple of sitters and Messi's chip was over the line to anyone who has watched football long enough. Only concern was Swedish balls lobbed into the area. Romero was awful. And both Garay and Fernandez who are normally pretty good in the air were poor as well.

Other than that it was a footballing masterclass from Argentina. Zabaleta for instance played most of the first half as a right winger which shows how much Argentina dominated. The midfield press was excellent as well.

If you can watch the first half especially. Magnificent football.

Put's England's effort into context losing to Sweden. Brazil at the moment are a very poor disjointed side.FIFA ranking's can be a joke but there is a reason why Brazil have slid down them and it's not just down to a lack of competitive games.

Some of the selections last night ie no Hernanes, picking Fabiano were puzzling. And Neymar has a tendency to struggle against man marking and compact defences.

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