i'm a huge fan of alex, but there is NO WAY he was man of the match. he disappeared in the second half, so he cannot be man of the match; maybe man of the first half.
vampeta was easily man of the match. he made some dazzling, inspired runs from midfield and was lethal in finishing off the argies.
sure, alex scored the first and was highly responsible for the second. but the second belonged to vampeta, and so did the third. after the second goal, i have never been so inspired in all my years of worshipping brazil. once it was 2-0, i knew it was over, even after arg made it 2-1. one more thing about vampeta: he played hard the whole game, not just 45 minutes like alex.
and i would even say antonio carlos was more valuable to the team than alex. in addition to the marvelous LEFT-FOOT cross to alex for the first goal, he made at least a dozen excellent tackles. many times he seemed to be alone in the defense because of the attacking runs of evanilson and roque junior, but he always handled the argies.
after vampeta and antonio carlos, then comes alex. sorry.
I heard the reason Parma are looking to loan out Alex is because they already have too many non EU players in their team and are going to wait till Alex gets his EU passport (which he has already applied for) Also regarding the team he is going to be loaned to i heard it could be a Brazilian team (but not palmeiras)
Falcao,far from that.In fact even if we had kep Alex as I wished he wouldnt be a starter as I think Micoud is more mature and more ready to run a team.Anyway,a year of CL football with Porto will do no harm to him.
the question for me is if alex is PHYSICALLY ready for the rough tackles and clashes of serie a. you guys seem to think so. if he is, then i think running parma's midfield is no problem.
look, alex basically bumped rivaldo out of his role in brazil's midfield. how many other players in the world could do that. if alex can run brazil's midfield (and he CAN in great style!), then parma is no problem for him.
Since the Edílson deal is now off, Vasco are looking to hire midfielder Alex, formerly of Palmeiras. The player's contract is owned by Parmalat, who were set to give him Italian club Parma. But the Italians have an excess of foreign players, and are unlikely to accept the Brazilian. In this case, Vasco could have a chance of getting him, although they will face strong competition from other clubs. Alex himself has stated his desire to play in Europe, meaning Vasco's hopes of getting him are slim.