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10/08/2008
1:0 (0:0)
  • Ezequiel LAVEZZI (76')

Summary

Lavezzi stunner sinks Aussies

Argentina only managed a slender 1-0 win against a defensive Australia in Shanghai, but the deciding goal was certainly worth waiting for.

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Coaches

Sergio BATISTA (ARG)
(AUS) Graham ARNOLD

Officials

Referee: Viktor KASSAI (HUN)Assistant Referee 1: Gabor EROS (HUN)Assistant Referee 2: Tibor VAMOS (HUN)Fourth official: Jair MARRUFO (USA)

  • Stuart Musialik of Australia (L) tries to stop Lionel Messi (R) and Juan Roman Riquelme of Argentina.
  • A large screen shows Argentina's player Lionel Messi as players listen to the national anthems
  • Juan Riquelme (Top) of Argentina falls onto Stuart Musialik of Australia
  • Sergio Aguero of Argentina controls the ball
  • Argentina's Juan Roman Riquelme (R) is tackled by Australian captain Mark Milligan.
  • Argentina star Lionel Messi (R) is faced by a pack of Australian defenders.

"We knew we were in for a game and that they'd defend in numbers, and that's how it transpired. We didn't play as well as we'd hoped, which is why we struggled to win the game, but we've qualified now. There are still things to improve but we'll work on those as we go on," Sergio Batista, Argentina coach.