Saturday, January 31, 2009

U20: A Third Straight Draw For Young Argentina

Argentina and Paraguay fought out a 1-1 draw in the inaugurating match of the hexagonal round of the U-20 South American Championship. This was Sergio BATISTA side third consecutive draw.

After much pressure, Young Albiceleste finally broke the deadlock in the 48th minute, when Jonathan CRISTALDO found the back of the net with a shot on the turn. Paraguay drew level in the 61st minute, after piling intense pressure on the Argentina goal. Hernan PEREZ beat Diego RODRIGUEZ with a sublime chipped effort.

Poncho & Napoli Also Settle For a Draw

Udinese came from two goals down to deny Napoli victory in a thriller at Stadio San Paolo. German DENIS was the architect of Napoli's opener, his run down the left culminating with a pass into Ezequiel LAVEZZI whose shot took a deflection off Aleksandar LUKOVIC on its way into the net in the 24th minute.

In Greece, Roberto BATTION was the hero for Aris Salonika after scoring the winner in their 1-0 win over Iraklis.

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