Gotze Breaks Argentina Hearts

by David

in Tickets, World Cup

Mario-Gotze-GoalA Mario Gotze goal in extra time gave Germany its fourth World Cup title on Sunday as they beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana. With the win Germany became the first European nation to ever win the World Cup in South American.

The game seemed destined for penalties when a great down and cross from Andre Schurrle found an unmarked Gotze who demonstrated perfect technique and calmness to chest down the cross and sweep in a left-foot finish past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The Argentina media will have their knives out for Lionel Messi after the loss but Messi was not the faulty. Early on in the first half a Toni Kroos mistake gifted Gonzalo Higuaín a one-on-one chance with Manuel Neuer,but he shanked the ball hopelessly wide. Higuain later had a goal disallowed for office when he made his run too early. Two great chances that Higuain puts away in a Real Madrid shirt.

Then in extra time, Rodrigo Palacio was also presented with a one-on-one with Neuer, but the Inter striker put it wide. Two great chances for Argentina, that if they had went in would have forever changed the discussion about where Messi ranks amongst the all-time greats.

As for Germany, this was a big win for a group of players that have developed a reputation for falling short both at the club and international level. But now this heavily Bayern Munich based squad has picked up the Champions League and World Cup in the last 14 months, two results that will ease the pressure on them and potentially set them up to go on an win more trophies both a club and international level.

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Victoriano June 24, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Busco entradas de la copa confederacion de futbol, de cualquier partido de 1ª fase, 2ª fase, semmif. y final, las quiero para coleccion, muchas gracias de anticipadas:
Victoriano Gonzalez Hdez.

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Jose January 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

Hi, boys, Brazil is not in a “dead group”. Please wait and see what happens to France when meeting Uruguay, jaja! You know little about football.

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gewinnspiel June 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I think Spain will win the soccer World Champions title in South Africa. They are in a real good shape right now and won’t be stopped.

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eric June 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Will see Germany today. Usa now had a strike of luck.

I want Brazil to win, or argentina.

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