Chupa, Diego. Siga chupando!
Esteban Cambiasso must be having the last laugh.
How’s Martin Palermo working out there, Diegito? How about Juan Sebastian Veron? Was Mario Kempes unavailable? Daniel Passarella didn’t want to play?
I said from the beginning that Argentina was weak in defense. They were in a very easy group and they faced a weak team in the round of 16. Maradona took six forwards with the team. His keeper failed to impress me, especially with that first goal for Germany.
Germany didn’t just control the midfield, they owned the midfield. Maradona may have been a talented player, but he’s a crappy tactician.
Let me assure you of this: for Brazilians Germany’s pasting of Argentina has taken a lot of the sting out of yesterday’s loss. Mercia was screaming “Not even a consolation goal!” at the television for the last 15 minutes.
The last senior tournament won by Argentina was the 1993 Copa America. That’s a long drought.