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Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Carlos Tevez’ Amazingly-Brilliant Goal

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Tevez Goal

While his first goal remains mired in controversy, there’s no denying the second goal scored by Carlos Tevez was an absolutely amazing goal. In fact, it might just be the goal of the World Cup, with no offense to folks like Siphiwe Tshabalala or Lukas Poldolski.

Now that, friends, was an absolute blast. For as controversial as his first goal was, Tevez’ second goal was just as brilliant.

In other news, Argentina/Germany looks like must-see TV. While that side of the World Cup bracket has teams like Spain and Portugal remaining, it’s hard not to see the winner of Germany/Argentina making it to the World Cup final.

The World Cup’s First Hat Trick

Gonzalo Higuain

The World Cup’s first hat trick has been recorded, courtesy of the man on the right, Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain. While it’s still early, Higuain’s triple means he’s scored more goals than Groups H, and tying Groups G, E, C. If it wasn’t for Uruguay, you could add Group A to that bunch as well.

Like I said, still early.

Argentina’s display of offensive wizardry came at a great time as well, considering all the bitching and complaining about the lack of explosive goal scoring. Memo to those who are part of the complaints group: It doesn’t matter what you do to the ball, if a world-class team has, in many cases, up to nine men in the box, clogging the scoring lanes and simply playing good defense, goals will not come at a liberal pace.

As for Higuain’s scoring, two of his goals came from the header variety, while the other was from finishing a loose ball in front of the South Korean’s goal. Simply put, he was the definitive version of a finisher. While he may not have created his chances with dribbling wizardry, ala, Lionel Messi, he still put the ball away when it counted. See for yourself:

Gonzalo Higuain’s hat trick goodness after the jump >>