Uruguay Vs Argentina: All Critics Answered as Bolatti Seals Fate
What a dramatic turnaround? Well it seems a never ending saga with Diego Armando Maradona being inside a football stadium, be it in the field or out of it. Argentina scraped 0-1 past Uruguay, who were reduced to ten men. However, it was overall a poor match in terms of football qualities.
Lionel Messi again failed to shine under the new coach, as chances were few and far between the two sides with both sides playing almost defensive style footballs.
Martin Caceres was red carded for his foul upon Jonas Guiterrez, but the half time score was tied at no score each. The results suited perfectly, as it was the same score line in Santiago with Chile holding 0-0 to Ecuador.
However, the same style of football continued with a few substitutions and eventually, Juan Sebastian Veron’s return free kick ball was perfectly spotted and driven home by substitute Mario Bolatti, only four minutes into the field in place of Gonzalo Higuan.
The team spirit and chemistry is yet to be settled, as Sebastian Veron indicated after the match that it could have gone either way and it’s time for the coach to settle down the issues. Maradona, however, did not make things easy as he let loose a “string of crude profanities” against the critics and the reporters in a post match tirade. Well it happens to be seen whether Maradona heads towards South Africa with the team or no.