I thought Burdisso's PK came off the top bar and went over the line. Can't believe that the referee's didn't catch it. It was also kind of funny seeing Riquelme and Ortega trade shirts after the game, not realizing the game was going to penalities. If only Cordoba was still in goal. Is Independiente vs. Racing on Friday?
Yeah, Delgado had a great opportunity but ended up putting the ball wide (similar to the Bayern Munich game). Boca's new defender (played his first game yesterday, can't remember his name) impressed me as well. Shame Schelotto got sent off. He was playing well. Off the subject, did you hear anything about Marchant getting robbed in Mar del Plata?
Forlan is a very good player. I think he'll do well in England. He's quick and is good with both feet. He also has very strong shot. I've been watchiing for a couple of seaons now and he certainly is a consistent player. He may need some time to settle in but once he adapts he should do well. He's a good purchase..
Burdissso has been looking good for a while now. I think along with Samuel, Coloccini, Milito and Mendez he could turn out to be an important defender for Argentina in the future.
I agree. Considering Forlan is only 22 yrs. old, I think he can make his mark in England once he settles in. The pace of the English game will suit him better. Argentina's future defense looks pretty impressive. Is Samuel the only player from that list that Bielsa will take to Japan? I was hoping that Coloccini will at least make the squad. He's done well on loan at Alaves.
Yes, I think he should. Ortega may disappoint at times but because of his experience and familiarity with the other players on the NT along with his general tactical awareness, I think that he should be given his third opportunity to perform in a WC.
I agree that Ortega has the experience, but it would be a shame if Romi had to wait until he was 28 to play in the World Cup. I think Argentina has enough talent in the midfield to leave Ortega out. I would rather see a healthy Redondo or Gallardo with Romi as a backup AM. I know a lot of press in Argentina can't understand how Bielsa can keep Romi off the NT.
However, I know Oretga will go to the World Cup...