Argentina a Step Ahead in Class on North Korea
Maradona, the coach of Argentina and renowned soccer legend was ecstatic at the 4-1 win his team had over South Korea in the World Cup, Johannesburg. The stadium was electric with screaming fans cheering on Gonzalo Higuain’s scoring a hat trick and the tough aggressive play of Lionel Messi who was never far from the ongoing action.
The Argentinean team, better known as Albiceleste was dubbed classy and talented with their new victory advancing the team towards the final rounds of the World Cup. Even the controversial vuvuzelas trumpets blasting from the majority of the crowd were out-cheered during the hectic action.
South Korea made a surge early on in the second half, that looked like they might tie the game, with Yeom Ki-hun almost scoring the tying goal, but his shot went wide of the left post.
With 6 points off two victories the Argentineans are in first place in the overall Word Cup rankings, ahead by 3 points to South Korea and Greece it’s closest competitors.
Argentina Coach Diego Maradona, who as a player took Argentina to a World Cup title in 1986, simply said “I have to congratulate the players, everything they did worked out well, I am very happy.” Albiceleste easily controlled possession for 57% of the overall match time and had 11 shots for goal. This has easily placed them in contention with Germany’s big win of 4-0 win over the Australian Socceroos.
Taking the lead in the 17th minute, Argentina scored following a deflection off Park Chu-young from a messi free kick. Higuain made it 2-0 in the 33rd minutes of play after Nicolas Burdisso passed along a cross from Maxi Rodriguez. Higuain continued with his second and third goals in the 76th and 80th minutes of the one sided match.
Now famed as the 2010’s tournament’s leading scorer, which is an enormous privilege in itself. Higuain stated he was very happy to score the goals, but thought the final outcome was due to a greater team effort. With the fantastic actions of Messi and the not to be overlooked cross from substitute striker Sergio Aguero leading to the final goal, can only go towards proving him right.
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