Matches

19/08/2008
3:0 (0:0)
  • Sergio AGUERO (52' 58')
  • Juan RIQUELME (76' PEN)

Summary

Aguero inspires Brazilian demise
Scoring two and setting up the third, Sergio Aguero was the star of Argentina's comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Brazil in their Beijing semi-final. More »

Line-up

18
12
2
2
3
3
4
5
5
6
10
7
11
8
12
10
14
14
15
15
16
17

Substitute(s)

6
1
7
4
8
9
9
11
13
13
17
16
22
18

Coaches

Sergio BATISTA (ARG)
(BRA) DUNGA

Officials

Referee: Martin VAZQUEZ (URU)Assistant Referee 1: Mauricio ESPINOSA (URU)Assistant Referee 2: Miguel NIEVAS (URU)Fourth official: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)

  • Argentina coach Sergio Batista applauds his side during their semi-final victory over Brazil.
  • Nigeria's Victor Anichebe (R) under pressure from Vadis Odidja-Ofoe of Belgium.
  • Nigeria's Victor Anichebe (R) in action against Belgium.
  • Argentina's Sergio Aguero (centre) gets a shot away under pressure from the Brazilian defence.
  • Argentina's Angel Di Maria (L) controls the ball under pressure from Anderson of Brazil.
  • Lionel Messi of Argentina (L) in a challenge with Lucas Leiva of Brazil.

"We played a great game and showed character and intelligence. We were superior in every area of the pitch and that's why we won," Sergio Batista, Argentina coach.