FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina vs. Nigeria - June 26 [R]

Discussion in 'Argentina: Selecciones Nacionales' started by locoxriver, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. SupaMario

    SupaMario Member+

    Aug 31, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA Tigre
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Tonight I am getting shittfaced for all the good reasons...
     
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  2. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina

    wait, Aguero play? how come I miss that?
     
  3. Siempre_Albiceleste

    May 31, 2006
    NY
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    By the way, let's point out that Rojo had a hockey assist on the Messi goal. Great recuperation by him to give it to Banega who chanelled Riquelme with his pass. A world class finish by Messi.
    Truly great goal!
     
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  4. Albiceleste2010

    Albiceleste2010 Member+

    Watford
    Argentina
    Jun 5, 2010
    Watford
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Nothing like an Argentine crowd. The sheer energy...... That little kid god bless with his dad.


    Any excuse. ;) That Messi goal is a piece of magic control and sublime touch. One Messi goal like that is worth more than anything Cristina has come up with so far....
     
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  5. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Me right now and all the way till France game.

     
  6. jaimito11

    jaimito11 Member

    Jul 11, 2016
    Club:
    CA Independiente
    Not to mention that for the first time in the tournament, Argentina will be playing a match where the opposing team actually needs a win. Nigeria *sort of* needed a win; they probably figured Iceland wouldn't beat Croatia and a tie would be enough.
     
  7. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    We easily could have won 2-0 if wasnt that bullshit penalty.
     
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  8. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    [​IMG]

    He might have not seemed decisive (which is a good thing), but that one Armani save in the second half gave us life and is a big part of why we went through in the end. Who knows what would have happened with Caballero.
     
  9. Albiceleste2010

    Albiceleste2010 Member+

    Watford
    Argentina
    Jun 5, 2010
    Watford
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    And what is more looks like the whole team is uniting even those players that might not have played a minute. The way they celebrated... Armani was a cool customer. Might have done better with the penalty but otherwise an air of confidence throughout. But the way Perez + Mercado & di Maria + Nicolas shut down both flanks was supreme in that first half. The work they put in no wonder they were subbed out.
     
  10. soul24rage

    soul24rage Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I felt so much secure with him than Caballero. He really did save us with that save.
     
  11. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina

    Now if we can find a way to get Messi into scoring position like that more often...
     
  12. Pekerman

    Pekerman Member+

    May 20, 2006
    Nigeria were never going to score this game. Our 4-4-2 with true 4 defenders will not be beaten. That penalty on mascherano was a crime. Cheap cheap ********en penalty destroyed our game completely. Never a penalty in a million years and happens on ever corner kick in history of corner kicks. The players wasn't even involved in a play....
     
  13. jaimito11

    jaimito11 Member

    Jul 11, 2016
    Club:
    CA Independiente
    And objectively speaking - wow, Rojo's finish was fantastic!
     
  14. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Maybe he can give Pipita some tips :whistling:
     
  15. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My least favorite Argentina player scored the winning goal, I will take it! ;)

    They showed some cojones today and deserve a lot of credit. They don't have much structure and organization but they fought hard and to the end. I have rarely seen Messi working that hard for ages either.
    Having said that, this may be the worst Argentina NT I have ever seen since the 80's. Mashe, Pipita among others are cooked. They have not much left in the legs. Fresh blood like Dybala or Lo Celso are riding the pine. Sampa is so over his head, it is not even funny anymore.
     
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  16. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Like I said, Armani has stone cold look face even after Nigeria scored that penalty. Its quite surprising to be honest, I thought everyone gonna folded after that goal but they showed same mentallity as Germany in this game and this kind of mentallity is important at KO stage.
     
  17. Siempre_Albiceleste

    May 31, 2006
    NY
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Banega has it in him to be that guy. Take out Messi, he sees the game the best of anyone who has played so far in this WC. It's so damn frustrating that he's not consistent.
     
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  18. Leon12

    Leon12 Member+

    Jan 5, 2006
    Man of the world
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It was a soft penalty but Masch was silly, he must have seen pens have been given for similar incidents and the players would have been warned. Masch had a really poor game.
     
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  19. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It should be pointed that Messi goal from Banega great pass was crucial because it wasnt that goal, we would probably conceided a late goal instead. It could end up 0-1.
     
  20. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can't do much for Boca lately either now. Might be done. Maybe an offseason will help.
     
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  21. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #496 Rattlehead, Jun 26, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
    I've seen the replay multiple times and most of the time the ref would simply ignore that kind of tanggling.

    There are so many harder fouls being ignored and sometimes the ref would give the soft one instead.
     
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  22. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Ehhh.. its regular in box contact. What, are you supposed to give every player a meter of space? Some friction is natural, this is just some FIFA “lets play clean and all hold hands” bs
     
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  23. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    He just took a one year off-season in China :D
     
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  24. Pekerman

    Pekerman Member+

    May 20, 2006
    We played a flawless first half. Nigeria with all their mighty pace were like harmless little kitties instead of leopards. That bullshit penalty ruined the second half but we did well overall. With this 4-4-2 we will not lose.
     
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  25. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor game is being nice...That was a diabolical performance. At some point in the first half, he gave away the ball 3 times in less than 5 minutes. I would love to see his pass completion %.
     

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