Sunday, June 27, 2010
Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 Sunday to set up a tantalising quarter-final against Germany thanks to a brace from Carlos Tevez with a Gonzalo Higuain strike sandwiched between.
Tevez’s opener had been clearly off side and will spark great debate on a day when a refereeing error marked the England Germany match. Tevez however struck a thunderbolt for the third, one of the best individual goals at the World Cup so far.
Mexico played well and can look to a fine control, shimmy and strike from Javier Hernandez on 71 minutes which pegged it back to 3-1 and reflected the role the Central Americans played in this last 16 tie.
Argentina: Sergio Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze, Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriguez (Javier Pastore 86'), Angel Di Maria (Jonas Gutierrez 76'), Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez (Juan Veron 68'), Gonzalo Higuain.
Mexico: Oscar Perez, Efrain Juarez, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Carlos Salcido, Ricardo Osorio, Andres Guardado (Guilermo Franco 62'), Gerardo Torrado, Adolfo Bautista (Pablo Barrera 45'), Giovani Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez.
Labels: World Cup 2010