Just like in previous World Cups, that feeling of anxiety and nervous mixed with excitement just doesn’t get old. It’s a feeling that I think we all want relive when every Argentina’s opening fixture arrives in every four years.
And it got a little intense when the team walk out to the field to a rousing reception in what hardly couldn’t have been the Maracana as it was more like watching the game in the Monumental.
We hardly agreed on the formation opted by Alejandro SABELLA prior before kickoff but all those difference was put aside the moment the referee blew the whistle for kick off. Now all we want is to see that opening goal from Argentina.
We didn’t had to wait too long for that moment as early in the 3rd minute, a free kick from Lionel MESSI found Marcos ROJO whose header went straight to Sead KOLASINAC turned home into his own net to give Argentina the lead.
For the most part in the first half, it wasn’t a good one as Bosnia did looked like were getting back into the game & the prospect of them getting an equalizer wasn’t impossible.
SABELLA needed to make a quick fix for the second half and did just that by bringing in Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Fernando GAGO for Maxi RODRIGUEZ and Hugo CAMPARGNO respectively; thus switching to a familiar 4-3-3 formation.
Then came the moment the world has been waiting for in this World Cup.
Receiving the ball from HIGUAIN, he ran from right to left; with a clear sight at goal after two Bosnian defenders whom were supposed to follow him ended colliding with each other and then….BOOOOM!!!!
MESSI finally lifting the burden that has always haunted him since scoring against Serbia back in 2006 by striking a perfect shot that double Argentina’s lead, of course with a little help from the post.
Of course, you would have thought that would sum up the night but that wasn’t the case as Vedad IBISEVIC cut back the deficit to one goal in the 85th minute.
Lucas BIGLIA was brought shortly after that for Kun AGUERO to add some defensive power as Argentina hold on to ensure the night would end with a win.
The best game for us? Maybe not but nevertheless there were two things that we’ve accomplish and that is MESSI finally scoring in the World Cup and most importantly we got the 3 points.
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Well that’s just my take on this game, so what’s yours?