Monday, June 08, 2009

Argentina Settle For A Draw Against UAE

Argentina finished unbeaten and confirmed themselves at the top of the table after playing out to a 1-1 draw against the United Arabs Emirates (UAE).

Having already assured of a place in the last four, the onus was certainly on the UAE to attack, and push forward they did in the early stages. Theyab Awana AL-MUSARI had the first noteworthy effort on goal from a free kick, but his effort was off target.

Argentina had displayed a great deal of attacking verve in their opening two games but were not quite so vivacious in attack against their committed opponents. Alejandro GOMEZ and Mauro DIAZ, making his first start of the competition, were the main threats.

The UAE would start the second half in the ascendancy, making their dominance count as a jinking run from AL-MUSARI of the kind more associated with South American football, setup Sultan AL-MENHALI to open the scoring.

Lucas TRECARICHI, another man to make his bow in the tournament, showcased the class of Checho BATISTA side moments later, beating four opponents before nailing a shot against the UAE goalkeeper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Too bad this match ended up being so violent. Six yellow cards for Argentina and four or five for UAE, plus a red card. No need for that in this kind of tournaments.