On this day in 2009, Martin PALERMO saved Argentina’s World Cup qualification chances with a goal which will forever be remembered. The scenario for Argentina going into the Monumental that night against Peru was simple. Anything but a win and chances of qualification for 2010 would have been very low (with one match remaining against Uruguay in Montevideo). MARADONA finally gave in and called up Gonzalo HIGUAIN who scored on his National Team debut in that match. But that was overshadowed by yet another chapter in Martin PALERMO’s incredible career.
Unfortunately, I slowly see some similarities between that qualification and the one we are currently in. But for now, let’s just enjoy the miracle from that night. Forever greatful to PALERMO, many (myself included) questioned MARADONA for calling up the veteran to the National Team. But you know what, for more than once in his career, he came up clutch for his team. Thank you PALERMO.