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  • Republic of Ireland 0-1 Argentina: Di Maria scored

    Argentina picking narrow victory with the score 1-0 when facing the Republic of Ireland. Single goal scored by new Real Madrid player, Angel Di Maria.

    Aviva competes in the Stadium, Wednesday (11/08/2010) , Argentina underwent his first game after no longer manged by Diego Maradona. Temporary coach, Sergio Batista, dropping eight players the same as when subjugated Germany in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, three names that he could not play was Nicolas Otamendi, Maxi Rodriguez and Carlos Tevez.

    While in the Republic of Ireland to play without its main coach Giovanni Trapattoni companionship. The Italian men still have to stay in the hospital after suffering food poisoning since Monday yesterday.

    The first chance to score in these matches made Lionel Messi. Got a long feed from the Nicolas Burdisso, Messi deceive John O'Shea with his movement and poke the ball trying to bamboozle Shay Given. There was no goal is created from the event because the ball is still floating on top of a thin bar.

    Messi had another chance to score in the 15th minute when Kevin Kilbane were driven kick. While three minutes later Robbie Keane's effort was just breaking into the Argentine defense for a corner fruit host.

    In the 20th minute Argentina finally open the scoring. Starting from the kick that goalkeeper Sergio Romero was very well received by Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid striker was immediately turned the ball into the direction of the Mary. A first-time shot of the Maria penetrate the host and change the goal position to be 1-0.

    In a superior position, Argentina still holding control of the game. Mastering possesion ball. 'Tango Team' successfully created several chances but never really threatened the goal of his opponent. On the other hand, the Republic of Ireland also unable to take advantage of playing in front of tens of thousands of loyal supporters to be able to penetrate the defenses Albiceleste.

    Four second-half minutes walk Messi managed to release the bait measured on Diego Milito. But not being able to control the ball perfectly, efforts Inter Milan striker scored the first can be countered Richard Dunne.

    After Damien Duff continued efforts Keane bait easily secured goalkeeper Romero, another opportunity owned by the Republic of Ireland are also endless goals. Andrew Keogh kick when forward Keith Treacy could still be blocked Walter Samuel in the face of goal.

    Host of opportunities created in the last 89 minutes when Keane's penetration into the penalty box can be stopped Martín Demichelis. There was no additional goals are created for both sides that made the final score 0-1 game to survive in the figures for Argentina.

    Team Line-up:

    Republic of Ireland: Shay Given, Richard Dunne, John O'Shea, Kevin Kilbane (Gregory Cunningham '57), Paul McShane, Paul Green, Keith Andrews, (Darron Gibson '67), Damien Duff, Keith Fahey (Keith Treacy'77) Cillian Sheridan (Andrew Keogh '56), Robbie Keane

    Argentina: Sergio Romero, Walter Samuel (Fabricio Coloccini '84), Martín Demichelis, Gabriel Heinze (Emiliano Insua '72), Nicolás Burdisso (Pablo Zabaleta 45), Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Ever Banega, Angel Di María (Jonas Gutiérrez '75), Gonzalo Higuain (Diego Milito 45), Lionel Messi (Ezequiel Lavezzi '58)


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