The best little goal. An absolute gem by Leo Messi. Messi with his goal against Getafe, the 'Messidona' goal, and now this. Dare we say he is taking over a certain legend whose address is the Bombanera and charting his own.
I have to hand it to the game El Tri but they came up arguably against the best team in the world at present, the talent so deep that as soon as Tevez left he was replaced by Rodrigo Palacio, Veron by Fernando Gago, and Riquelme by Pablo Aimar. Brazil would kill to have such players on the bench. And as the Mexicans predictably went after Riquelme, the play maker, and manhandled him till he lay crumpled on the ground, it was Juan Sebastian Veron whose pinpoint passing set up foray after foray. He was easily Argentina's best player. El Tri had their chances but lady luck favoured the Albiceleste as Andres Gaurdado's and then Nery Castillo's shot cannoned off the crossbar.
So Argentina meet Brazil as many predicted. But the path taken to the final could not be more different for both countries.