First and foremost sorry for the late article as I’m just waking up after a massive hangover celebrating with fellow Argentina fans right through the early hours. But it was all worth it!
Honestly, I had a mixed feeling prior before the match as we were informed on further changes with regards to Lucas BIGLIA coming in for Fernando GAGO; making three changes to the actual first eleven. Big question was that can the team settle quickly?
Belgium quickly took the game into Argentina territory for the first minutes and we weren’t able to touch the ball. But as soon as we got the first touch the momentum quickly shift in our favor. All is left for us to find the net and it came so sooner rather than later.
Lionel MESSI twist and turned than made a pass to Angel DI MARIA who’s shot took a slight deflection but the ball perfectly landed onto Gonzalo HIGUAIN who didn’t hesitate to shoot it with his right foot into the net to give us the lead.
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Finally the deadly attacking line up that we’ve all been talking about has come alive and the best part it was huge relief for Pipita to finally score in this World Cup.
For the most part of the game, it looked like Argentina were keeping things tight but the Belgians didn’t look so impressive either. Was hoping that we will take advantage out of this by scoring more but that didn’t happen.
MESSI provided brilliant through ball into the path of DI MARIA but his shot was blocked by Vincent KOMPANY, along the process injuring himself. He was replaced by Enzo PEREZ and for now we are not sure how bad it is although I did read on Ole that he is out of the World Cup, sigh.
We will keep you posted on this.
The Red Devils did try to use their height superiority but thank God we manage take control of that. Not to mentioned, several times the Belgians did came close but no to avail.
MESSI had a breakthrough in the dying minutes to end this game in spectacular style but his shot was blocked by Thibaut COURTOIS.
In the end, the long awaited for a place in the semi –final is finally over. The curse of the quarter final has been lifted.
Above all of that, the Beard has granted my prayers for further four more days of happiness.