Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Argentines in action today

As I write, the match between Liverpool and Toulouse have just started and we've got a couple of Argentine players in action.

Javier MASCHERANO is in the starting lineup for the visitors, that despite having 4 Argies in their squad (Emiliano INSUA, Gabriel PALETTA and Sebastián LETO being the other three), none of them is in the bench.

For the French side, Mauro CETTO will have the difficult task of marking Peter CROUCH and the Ukrainian Andriy VORONIN.

Later Today, the much expected debut of Carlitos TEVEZ playing for Manchester United against Portsmouth.

And Lionel MESSI may see some action against Bayern Munich in a friendly match. The German side might use José SOSA and Martin DEMICHELIS at some stage.

Updating on a situation from earlier this week, Sergio AGÜERO seem to be poised to start for Atletico de Madrid when they face Vojvodina (Serbia) in a UEFA Cup match. Atletico's manager, Javier AGUIRRE, said he will use Kun because his showing a good standard of performances.

Now...I'm able to watch this Liverpool v Toulouse match, but I'll have to leave for work right when FC Barcelona v Bayern Munich kicks-off. And I'll miss Carlitos' debut for Manchester United. But, I might be able to go online and therefore, if you are watching and can keep me posted here, I'll appreciate it!

38 comments:

johnny said...

Si Senor !! I will send you some Carlitos updates.

Seba said...

Gracias Juancito!

Did you just see VORONIN's goal for Liverpool?

You better check it out! What a rocket!

Liverpool 1-0 Toulouse (44 minutes of first half gone).

johnny said...

Voronin bangs one home for Liverpool. Masche found himself with two offensive chances but struggled. Come on Masche ! Bring back that Copa magic !

johnny said...

Groovy Barca uni's!

Rio said...

messi might of earned himself a first team spot. I still see Eto'o being the one whose position was threatened by Henry.

Seba said...

Received a couple of calls when MESSI scored. Was it a great goal?

Premiership matches have started. Carlitos is wearing the number 32 shirt and is playing.

Try and see if these links work for you (they are not working for me here at the office..)

http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/wed15.8/Portsmouth_ManU2.html (windows media player)

http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/wed15.8/Portsmouth_ManU3.html (real player)

johnny said...

ManU match started before 4pm ! Missed the first 7 minutes ! No score.

Seba said...

Started 19:45 their time (15:45 Buenos Aires). I thought FOX Sports (Latin America) would show the game starting at 16:00 with a ridiculous 15 minutes delay.

What's the case?

johnny said...

I switched over and already on ! Man U scores. Scholes(sp) on a nice little shovel from Carlitos !

Seba said...

SCHOLES scores. Carlitos assisted him!

3 points for my fantasy team with Carlitos!

How was the goal Juancito?

johnny said...

In the middle, Carlos with a little side pass to Scholes who hit a clean winner !

johnny said...

Ouch ! Carlitos very briefly had his boot on the ball right in front of the net following a parry of a curling Ronaldo shot. Que lastima !!

Seba said...

Chelsea losing 1-0 to Reading.
Man City 1-0 up against Derby.
Fulham 2-1 Bolton
Birmingham 1-0 Sunderland

And of course Man Utd. 1-0 Portsmouth.

johnny said...

1zip ManU at half. ManU dangerous but they certainly don't have that killer look and coordination in midfield that characterized their play last season. Will take awhile to get the new personnel to gel.

johnny said...

Go Reading !!!!

Seba said...

I'm not watching the game, of course, but my impression is that the size of the pitch at Fratton Park will never help a team like Utd, because the space is reduced.

A good result for them so far, anyway.

What's your opinion on TEVEZ's first half performance? (if you don't mind me asking).

Roy said...

I think Tevez is playing very well, especially for his first match. He's always trying to get the ball from defenders, running around and stuff. He was unlucky not to score on his chance, but I guess you can't have everything. One assist for Tevez and I have him in my pool aswell:).

johnny said...

Portsmouth scores on a header. Just after Carlos missed high on a shot in the area. Seba- a typical Carlos match. Maybe not as sharp with his shot as he will be in 2-3 weeks.

johnny said...

Screaming free kick by Ronaldo blocked.

johnny said...

The pace has picked up. Portsmouth getting too much penetration. ManU could use Masche !

johnny said...

More pressure from Portsmouth. Nice save from Pinocho(or whatever his nickname is).

johnny said...

Two near misses in row by Giggs and Vidic.

johnny said...

Another close one, this time by Carlitos off another blocked shot by Ronaldo.

johnny said...

Portsmouth player with the ball at his feet, in the area, and nobody between him and the keeper-Falls Down !!

johnny said...

Nani with way too many shots that have little chance for success.

johnny said...

O'Shea in-Giggs out.

johnny said...

Red card for Ronaldo ! Big spat involving Vidic and others. I couldn't tell why Ronaldo got booted. A few yellows handed out. Scholes just misses with a header.

johnny said...

Tevez fouled just outside the area.

johnny said...

Nani with another moon shot !

Seba said...

Thanks Johnny. Great updates.

So RONALDO kills my fantasy team! -2 because of a red card and no production!

1-1 full time now.

And Man City will go to Old Trafford with two consecutive wins in their record (pressure will all be in United's shoulders).

johnny said...

1-1. Overall, not a bad performance from Carlitos. He assisted on Man U's only score and played hard. He didn't have as many touches as I would have hoped for. Probably not in tip top shape, which is no surprise. ManU looks VERY frustrated.

johnny said...

The Atomic Flea scored Barca's goal today in a 1-0 win.

Roy said...

I blame Ronaldo and Nani. I like Ronaldo, I really do but what the HELL? He takes on one defender and sends a shot going outside the stadium. Nani aswell. He had alot more posession than he should of had. Their not using Tevez like they should. They stuck him in there with Giggs, Ronaldo and Nani. 2 of which are ball hoggers. Tevez and Giggs is fine, they can support each other. But this is ridiculous.

Tevez didn't have his best game by any means, but it was far from bad.

Rio said...

Why is Nani cutting into middle all the time? he clearly was better out wide.

carlito isn't getting enough chances. and that one shot should of gone in. Crazy save by david james.

alwin said...

Seba..CARLITOS has to travel to the CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM, so lets hope he doesn't get the derby jitters.

Last nights game was frustrating if you are a MAN UTD fan and TEVEZ did his part for the team, one moment i really thought he was going to unleash a shot when he was leading a break but decided to pass to RONALDO.

Yes, its devastating to have RONALDO in the fantasy team, but he did play well in my eyes until the stupid red card.

johnny said...

And Ronaldo might be gone for three matches ! So, next time Carlitos might just unleash that shot !

Seba said...

You are right Alwin. I assumed it was at Old Trafford as Utd played an away match today and City entertained Derby at the City or Manchester Stadium.

Even worst news for the Red Devils then.

No RONALDO, no ROONEY...Carlitos could be up for a great chance to start putting the Utd supporters in his pocket!

Plus...if he doesn't deliver, nobody can really blame him. It's a win-win situation for Carlitos.

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