Copa América 2007: Argentina vs. Paraguay [P+R]

El Diablo Rojo

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VS.

Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano.
Capcity: 38,000.
Location: Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela.

Referee: Jorge Larrionda(URU).
1st assistant: Wálter Rial(URU).
2nd assistant: Ednilson Corona(BRA).
4th official: Armando Archundia(MEX).
Kick-off: 9:50pm GMT -3.

Line-ups

Argentina
1- Roberto Abbondanzieri(c)
4- Hugo Ibarra
17- Nicolas Burdisso
3- Daniel Diaz
8- Javier Zanetti
13- Luis González
5- Fernando Gago
19- Esteban Cambiasso
16- Pablo César Aimar
7- Rodrigo Palacio
11- Carlos Tevez

I don't know what will be Paraguay's line-up if anyone knows please post.

Finally the battle for the leadership of the group C and to decide the rivals of Peru and Mexico in the quarter finals. I predict a tough 2-1 for Argentina. Tevez to score 2 goals for us and Cardozo(if he plays) for the paraguayans.
 

andy

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It will be a hard game, although I would have liked to see Tevez, Messi, and Aimar together :(
 

MaestroZidane

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hope this game is not boring.

Watched the U.S - Colombia Game and even though we lost (U.S), I found the game interesting.
 

MaSsiVe

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ok, ready for this match now :$

has it been any good?
is Lucho playing alright?
 

El Diablo Rojo

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HT 0-0.

Lucho has been playing fine a bit imprecise(sp?) with some passes, doesn't seem to connect well with Palacio for now, the best seems to be on the left with Zanetti and Tevez, they and Aimar are playing fine so far. Paraguay can't get the ball so they defend it's hard to get to their box we should try to use more the wings or out of the box shot like Gago and Tevez tried, Caceres has been the best of the first half so far he took every ball that came by. Both teams had some chances here and there, Argentina had a clear one but Aimar couldn't head well.
 

andy

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The game has been pretty much under Argentina's control, but we haven't been able to capitalize on any opportunities. Aimar almost scored on a header that went close to the post, but nothing much really. Tévez and Zanetti having a pretty good game. Lucho, I don't know, I never really liked him as a player so I don't rate him highly. Hopefully Messi will get some minutes in the 2nd half.

Edit: Diablo, this is not a copy of your post....I just posted this right after yours...
 

El Diablo Rojo

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Shiryu;2356561 said:
C'mon Argentina! C'mon!
Do they really want to face us?

At any rate we could face Mexico in either the quarter final or the semi-final, we wouldn't meet Brazil until the final.

People on the stands are asking for Messi, let's see what happens i wonder if Abbondanzieri will come back in the second half for that thing on his hand.

I'm having a good surprise with Zanetti because he had poor performances in the past playing on the left, but he's doing it pretty well today, interesting alternative there.

andy, i know it's ok they came out almost at the same time.
 

MaSsiVe

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thanks for the feedback guys, looking forward to the second half...as long as it's not goaless.
 

andy

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El Diablo Rojo;2356564 said:
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I'm having a good surprise with Zanetti because he had poor performances in the past playing on the left, but he's doing it pretty well today, interesting alternative there.

Did he play in that position in Banfield?
 

MaSsiVe

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poor game by Lucho in this second half, he looks so damn tired...I'm actually glad he was subbed out :(
 

Lennon

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not a fun game to watch as I expected although Messi brought some spark at the end.

It's Paraguay-Mexico and Peru-Argentina now
 

El Diablo Rojo

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Paraguay was strong in defense but lacked ideas in attack. Good to see that our guys can find ways to break into defenses so far. Mascherano definitely is close to be the player of the cup in my opinion nice goal from someone that doesn't score often. Nice play by Messi, with Tevez and Aimar they made a nice combination, good match of Zanetti and the defense in general who didn't have many worries. Tevez once again showed his fighting spirit to hold the ball against the defenders good job by him too bad he couldn't score.
 

yoyo913

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El Diablo Rojo;2356564 said:
I'm having a good surprise with Zanetti because he had poor performances in the past playing on the left, but he's doing it pretty well today, interesting alternative there.

He got practice there at Inter this season. He also play as defensive midfielder a few times, he wasn't that good in the new positions at first but then he became solid.
 

El Diablo Rojo

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Horatiu;2356629 said:
He got practice there at Inter this season. He also play as defensive midfielder a few times, he wasn't that good in the new positions at first but then he became solid.

Ah that explains this improvement, because he didn't really add much in the national team when didn't play as right back or even as a right midfielder, which he has done a lot in the past.
 


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