Argentina: Abbondanzieri; Burdisso, Ayala, G. Milito, Pinola; Zanetti, Gago y Cambiasso; Messi, Tevez and D. Milito.
1st minute: And we've got a penalty in the very first minute. Diego MILITO was fouled inside the area.
Carlos TEVEZ took it and made no mistake.
Argentina 1 - Algeria 0
5th minute: TEVEZ and MILITO seem to be working well together. A cross from Carlitos and Diego was unable to make contact with the ball.
7th minute: MESSI sent the ball towards the area and BURDISSO scored with a header. But the linesman flagged the Inter defender as he was offside.
9th minute: Algeria equalise! YAHIA scores with a header after a mistake from ABBONDANZIERI following a corner kick.
Argentina 1 - Algeria 1
40th minute: MESSI with a great move, the keeper sent it out for a corner kick.
43rd minute: Algeria scored! BOUGHERRA surprises everyone and Algeria have turned the game around.
Argentina 1 - Algeria 2 (Oh dear!)
End of 1st Half: Argentina started off like we were destined to win big. Then we conceeded a couple of goals on set-pieces and we are suddenly 2-1 down against a team that shouldn't be causing us any problems.
I think there is no excuse (lack of time to work together, heavy rain, tiredness, etc). We should be beating them comfortably with the kind of players we have and their quality.
It's still early. We could have been surprised one or two times and there are still 45 minutes to be played. It is a game that we are still with chances to win and I'm confident we can do it.
We'll see what we change for the second half.
Start of 2nd Half: Javier MASCHERANO and Lucho GONZALEZ are in. Fernando GAGO and Nicolás BURDISSO were replaced by them.
49th minute: Diego MILITO was denied when the ball was crossing the finish line. Almost there...
52nd minute: MESSI hits the post. So close again...
55th minute: Lionel MESSI scores from the penalty spot. He suffered a foul inside the area and then exchanged it for a goal.
Argentina 2 - Algeria 2 (Now's more like it!)
57th minute: Javier ZANETTI started the action, sent a cross and his Inter team-mate Esteban CAMBIASSO scored with a great header.
Argentina 3 - Algeria 2 (And there is a commentator I know that is starting to eat all their words).
61st minute: Hernán CRESPO replaces Diego MILITO.
67th minute: Pablo AIMAR replaces Carlos TEVEZ. We'll have to wait and see if MESSI now moves forward and AIMAR takes the play-making role.
73rd minute: MESSI's done it again! Great combination between Lionel and Pablo AIMAR and the Barça star finished in style.
Argentina 4 - Algeria 2 (And MESSI will now look to score his first ever hat-trick for Argentina).
75th minute: ABBONDANZIERI fails again and Algeria still have a chance in the game. BOUGHERRA again.
Argentina 4 - Algeria 3 (Can't we just have a quiet game. Can't we just finish a game without destroying our nervous system?)