Saturday, May 12, 2007

Gonzalo HIGUAIN sent Real Madrid top of La Liga

It started out as another chapter in a very difficult decade for Real Madrid.

Uruguayan Walter PANDIANI scored a hat-trick in 36 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium and Espanyol went to half time with a comfortable 3-1 score.

But legend RAUL scored the second very early in the second half. José REYES benefited from a silly mistake by Espanyol's keeper, levelled the scoring finishing in front of an empty net.

And with only one minute to go, Gonzalo HIGUAIN won a great ball down the right with a mighty sliding tackle before he played a one-two combination with REYES to face the keeper and finish with a sweet touch towards the first post.

4-3 and crazy celebration at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid are temporarely top of La Liga and now wait for a Barcelona defeat against Betis.

This was PIPITA's second goal in La Liga this season (the other one came against local rivals Atletico de Madrid) and it helped Real Madrid keep their push for the league title alive.

It was mentioned during the week that PIPITA will be called up to play the Youth World Cup for Argentina and it remains to become official, but I sure am happy with the prospect of having him in our U20 Team.

By the way, in a friendly match, Argentina U20 defeated Canada (Youth World Cup hosts) 2-1 in Toronto. GOMEZ and MERCADO scored for Argentina in a match that was played on artificial turf.


johnny said...

Nice to see Higuain get his second goal today. While he is still not an imposing player, he clearly has wonderful skills, never appears to be out of control, and is very accurate and dependable moving the ball forward. In a few years I would guess he will be a permanent fixture for the national team.

johnny said...

Carlitooooooooosssss !!!!!! Goooooalllll !!!!

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