Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2010 WCQ - Chile vs. Argentina (Match Thread)

Okay, we got the long awaited win against Uruguay so now let’s shift our attention to the next match against Chile which is just moments away before kick off.

On the team report; As Seba has already mentioned in the previous post, Kun AGUERO has recovered and looks set to partner MESSI and MILITO in a three man attack. Both Javier MASCHERANO and Martin DEMICHELIS should also be available. I will post the starting eleven as soon as I have the info.

Now back to the game. A familiar name will be at the Chilean dugout. Many players in the current squad have worked under him. The highlight of his career as the Albiceleste coach must be winning the gold medal in Athens and the lowest has to be the 2002 World Cup Korea/Japan. I’m sure you all know who I am referring to.

In our first encounter back in October last year, a double free kick from Roman ensured that we got off to a winning start in our qualifying campaign.

The match will be played at the Estadio Nacional and I’ve got some good news. For the first time I will be watching and posting comments together with you guys during the game. Hopefully I’ll have some company throughout the game.

72 comments:

John said...

National anthem is being played now.

John said...

Starting line up

CARIZZO

ZANETTI
HEINZE
BURDISSO
DEMICHELIS

CAMBIASSO
MASCHERANO
LADESMA

MESSI
KUN
MILITO

4-3-3 formation

John said...

Oohhh!!! That was close

John said...

Free kick Messi but Chilean keeper got to it.

John said...

BURDISSO is down after that nasty collision with GONZALEZ. Looks like he might be out.

In come Cata DIAZ.

John said...

Phew!!! Now that was really close.

John said...

Brilliant play by MESSI!!!

Anonymous said...

where are we watching the game online

John said...

Free kick for Argentina...

John said...

Try this link...

http://www.ustream.tv/videoplayerpopup/channel/6102

John said...

The referee just awarded a free kick to Chile just outside the penalty box.

John said...

Phew!!! Thank goodness that went wide.

Anonymous said...

Chile just scored. Down 1-0. Argentina could not get the ball away.

Jack!

John said...

FUCK!!!! They've scored.....

John said...

MILITO seems to be missing from the game....

John said...

C'mmon Argentina!!!

Pound to pound we're way better than Chile.

Anonymous said...

I think Argentina is turning to what Espana was a few years back, a bunch of underachievers. Talented by name but that is about it.

Jack!

John said...

Welcome Jack!

It seems we just can't find any breakthrough here.

3 min to half time...

John said...

Great tackle by HEINZE on SUAZO!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks John, just got back work. Soon as I turn on the tube they pretty much scored, they almost scored again.

Jack

John said...

Another close call!! What's going on here.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of this 1-1 crap by the attackers. All Chile is doing is sticking out their leg and poking the ball away.

Jack.

John said...

Bollocks to the referee, that wasn't a foul...

John said...

Free kick....taken by LEDESMA....argghhh!!!

Anonymous said...

Well thats HT. 1-0 to Chile. Hey maybe this could be a good thing, fire Basile! And I were head of the AFA I would go after a Guss Hiddink.

Jack

p2bn said...

the team is not working well guys! thats whats happening...where's riquelme or cant he play today. just horrible to watch. they are just flying the ball in air like italy. i belive we can get a draw. but will take some performance to win.
fingers crossed.
Vamos Albiceleste

John said...

Welcome P2BN, glad you can join.

After 7 bloody min of injury time, the half time score line is 1-0 in favour of the home team.

Our performance was below par, I'll admit that. A point looks more like an achievement today.

Might take miracle for a win....

Drastic measure needs to be taken in 2nd half.

Anonymous said...

I agree, this team is not a team. Fire BASILE already. Something has to happen. I am falling asleep watching the game to be honest, this is as boring as the last presidential debate. Teams just know how to play Argentina, they just do not give any space and they fall apart.

Jack.

Anonymous said...

Hey its Ivan Zamorano, what a talent he was.

Anonymous said...

Is Di Maria called up? If so take off Milito and bring him in.

Jack!

John said...

Jack, I feel we need another attacker in midfield. MILITO has been cornered by the two Chilean centerbacks and has no space to make himself available when the oppoturnity arise.

Hopefully we'll see DI MARIA is place LEDESMA so that he and MESSI can work from the wings.

Kun can provide the much needed support for MILITO up front.

Dammed, can't believe this is happening to Argentina.

John said...

Players are coming out for the 2nd half. I wonder what kind of team talk would Coco have said to the team???

Seba said...

Fair result for the first half. Chile worked better as a team and it is clear that BIELSA is making them play with his fast pace style and I think this is the first time ever that Chile believe they can take the bull by the horns.

The bad thing is that we are letting them.

What really worries me is the tendency AGUERO and MESSI are showing to pass the ball only to each other.

MILITO was ALL ALONE after MESSI passed the ball to AGUERO and KUN, instead of feeding the Genoa striker who, I insist, was ALL ALONE AND WIDE OPEN, decided to give the ball back to MESSI, surrounded by at least 3 Chile defenders and the goalkeeper.

I don't like MASCHE playing on the right and the second half is about to begin.

Another of my favourites is about to take the field. Gonzalo BERGESSIO is coming in to replace Diego MILITO.

Thanks for giving MILITO only 45 minutes, Coco! When will you learn???

John said...

BERGESSIO comes in for MILITO. Is this a good move?

John said...

Hey Seba, great to have you here! Hopefully your present will bring some luck.

John said...

Corner kick for us..

Anonymous said...

What a mistake that could of been. Why are you passing the ball back like that????

Jack

Anonymous said...

There goes that 1-1 play again. Well FK from a dangerous spot.


Jack

John said...

Free kick. No Roman to take this one. Messi.....argghh!!!

p2bn said...

umm i duno guys but i am not feeling so afraid like i used to after being behind. maybe i am just tired of beinf afraid or maybe i am getting it tht this team can fight back. i really hope the 2nd one. hope we at least have a point or better.
vamos albiceleste

Anonymous said...

What kind of FK was that? Chile on the counter attack... Almost for Chile.

Jack.

Anonymous said...

Phewwww Chile almost scored again.

John said...

Now Chile have a corner.

Anonymous said...

Does Aguero think this is a video game and he can take on everybody 1-1. I am telling you, all Chile is doing is sticking their foot out and kicking the ball away.

Jack.

John said...

Wat to go ref, finally you've open up your eyes.

John said...

Another close call again!!!

Anonymous said...

Chile is owning this game. They came close again.

John said...

Kun!!!! Argghh that was close!!!

p2bn said...

well now the fear is kicking in..and i am realizing the shit way the team is playing...they are functioning as players not team.....comon guys we are better then this.....so fraustrating....
vamos vamos albiceleste

John said...

Great save by CARIZZO!!!

Goal line clerance!!!!

Hey, what's happening here?

John said...

Bloody hell, that was a foul on MESSI. And what does referee do....play on!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I think this can be the straw that broke the camels back. Argentina can not even get the ball. And all I see is selfish play, 1-1.

Jack.

p2bn said...

have u guys seen messi this bad...me never...he just is invisible...first time ever i am feeling tht.....only zanetti and the keeper are good and some defenders....others are totally horrible..

John said...

Yellow card for ZANETTI.

John said...

Yellow card for DEMICHELIS. Free kick for Chile from a dangerous position....

p2bn said...

y the fuck r they flying the ball.....zero shots in goal..wtf man........god its outright bad..
its as if chile is argentina and argentina is chile atm..the position of players in team are bad....this really is very bad......i have watched boring games...this is outright bad bad bad.....at least a draw..

John said...

10 min to go. Is this end of Coco reign?

John said...

Here they come again......thank God for that....

Anonymous said...

bring back lucho gonzalez

Anonymous said...

Are they gona qualify ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

John said...

SAND has won free kick....

Anonymous said...

what the hell is this

this team cant hold a pattern

they lose

they tie

they barely win

I doubt qualifying

John said...

Coco takes a puffs. We're into injury time.

Anonymous said...

Not looking good at all. Oh well.

Jack

John said...

Mico!!!! Argghhhh!!!

John said...

It's over!!!

Chile first win in a competitive game against us.

I need to take a breather from what I've just seen.

Hhhmmm....

Anonymous said...

worst game ive ever seen argentina play

ever
get rid of basile

bring in Batista, or even Bianchi

p2bn said...

mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
someone do some pretty good check of the team........we have the so called best of the best and yet this fucking ridiculous result....don't tell me chile played good...maybe but it was because we played like shit....this tops my list of the worst game they ever played....even higher then the thrashings by the brazillians because of the sheer lack of work the players put in it....someone please do something now man or we will face the bitter consequence very sooon... dont forgot what happened to england guys....

man i stayed without doing my proejct works, even with a bad health till 2 am in night to watch this shit.....darn............

we are better then this....someone put tht in the players ears...

Anonymous said...

Well if Basile does not get fired then I do not know. Maybe I should give up watching football.Cant wait to go online on Thursday and see what they have wrote in the papers.

Jack.

John said...

I can understand the sentiment that everyone is feeling right now. Coco makes a lot of funny decision.

I keep telling myself why many players who could have made a difference are not in this team. HIGUAIN, LUCHO, LICHA, CAVEGOL…..and the list goes on.

Why wasn’t DI MARIA not even brought in to try something?

Tactically it all went wrong when Coco decided to use just one hit man all by himself up front. It is not fair to blame MILITO for not being able to do anything as he was ambush by the entire Chilean defense as soon as the ball goes to his feet.

There was a lack of creativity in midfield with the absence of RIQUELME.

There is another thing that I would like to highlight here about our national team. From BIELSA to BASILE, neither had a plan B. This is so true as without Roman we look like we’ve been switch off completely.

Joe said...

I am sow frustrated with our performance that i will not be able to go to sleep. (its 4 in the morning here, live in sweden.) Basile got to go!! It seems like Argentina dosent have a gameplan when they enter the field. Many times you see them in each others way, 3,4 players around each other. When they do get the ball there is no movment. I have always said that Basile is an awful manager. I mean look at him, the game is not over and he decides to light up cigaret. I almost threw something on my tv when i saw his behaviour. I am sow angry to see us underperform like this. The players lacked dicipline manegment, it was like go out and play and give the ball to Messi or aguero. The best players were Zanetti, carizzo and Heinze.

When it comes to Bielsa, please do not critise him. He is a fucking genius. He turned a team like chile with avarege players to completly dominate us. They were better then us in every aspect of the game.

Please argentina fans that speak spanish. It would be really nice if you could translate what the argentinian papers say.

Thank you.

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