Saturday, December 13, 2008

2008 CWC - El Chaco Inspire's Pachuca Win Over Al Ahly

Pachuca of Mexico produced a remarkable comeback from two goals down to defeat Al Ahly at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, thanks to their inspiration players, Christian GIMENEZ.

The Egyptian side took the lead courtesy of an own goal from Fausto PINTO in the 28th minute, then went on to double their lead at the brink of half time through FLAVIO.

The Tuzos pulled back immediately in the second half through Luis MONTES in just two minutes after the restart. This kick started Pachuca’s revival as they were creating havoc one after another.

In the 73rd minutes, Pachuca were awarded a free kick from a dangerous position. GIMENEZ curled the ball beyond the wall and past the keeper to provoke scenes of joyous celebration. The match remained 2-2 and went into extra time.

Another Albiceleste, Damian ALVAREZ started and finished a move which completed the comeback in the 98th minute. GIMENEZ went on to make it 4-2 (combining well with ALVAREZ) in the 110th minute. Bruno MARIONI was named in the starting line up.

Pachuca’s will now play LDU Quito in the semi-final. A match filled with the Albiceleste connection as they Ecuadorian side are coached by Edgardo BAUZA plus Norberto ARAUJO, Claudio BIELER and Damian MANSO in their team.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for comment left on my blog.
Gimenez was without doubt the best in the field against Al Ahly, talented player that can drag los Tuzos to victory. Now we'll see if it can happen again against LDU, I hope for a victory of Mexicans.
The Al Ahly, Aboutarika aside, I have not liked, they played one time and then perched in counterattack share (as the Italian tradition, say, but with the difference that they are unable to sustain an entire game) and nothing more. After the goal annulled then virtually stopped playing.

In the end we will see Carlitos vs. Christian? :)

Excuse my English, but I feel a little comfortable with my foreign languages!

Emanuele Trevisi said...

nice blog...........

Mário Júnior said...

I do not know how you came to my blog, but here I am repay the visit.

I like sports! I like football! But I am Marxist... :)

Al Ahly 2x4 Pachuca was a game better than Adelaide 2x1 Waitakere. It is good to see the tournament by FIFA improving.

Will comment on the next game, Adelaide x Gamba Osaka? I bet on Gamba.

My english is not so good, but my intentions [in writing here] are better.

Mário Júnior said...

Deleted my comment? :(

Was deliberate or was error?

Carlo Pizzigoni said...

Many thanks John for your comment in muy blog ( I'm with you, great goal from El Chaco, figura del partido!

Other question John, how about Tiger cup and football in Malaysia?

John said...

I'm surprise Carlo you asked about the Tiger Cup. Well, unfortunate for Malaysia we were knocked out from the group stage. A massive dissapointment indeed for our national team who fell short of expectation.

We started off brightly against Laos (3-0) then were beaten in sunsequent matches against Vietnam (2-3) and Thailand (0-3).

Check out the highlights from the Vietnam vs Malaysia game.

Carlo Pizzigoni said...

Oh, Thanks.

I wrote a preview for Tiger Cup:

DeporteWeb said...

Hey nice post. i like your blog and i am a real fan of Bruno Marioni and also a fan of Chaco...

thanks for stoping by to my blog i realy enjoyed your comments.

i´ll be checking out your blog everyday, and i will use you as a source to get my info to the "Albiceleste Football"!


John said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the comment as well. Appreciate your likeness for our blog.