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Old 11-07-2004, 07:16   #44
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Mexico 1-0 Argentine
Mexico goal by R.Morales
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7/11/2004 4:55:00 AM
Argentina, fresh off their 6-1 dismantling of Ecuador, were stunned by Mexico 1-0 Friday night in Chiclayo. The Albiceleste fall to third place in deadly Group B, one behind Uruguay and Mexico.
Ramon Morales stunned Marcelo Bielsa's men with a goal inside ten minutes. Morales zipped a classy free kick past goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri, who stood no chance on the shot.

The Tricolores proved to be a much sturdier side than Argentina's opening round opponents, who simply collapsed under pressure over the final thirty minutes. Javier Saviola, Andres D'Alessandro and company failed to find the space that killed off Ecuador, despite controlling play for the remainder of the match.

To their credit Mexico was able to sustain threatening counterattacks to keep Argentina honest, thus limiting the numbers thrown forward in the attack.

Goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez made a few crucial saves in the second half as Argentina earned a slew of corner kicks. Roberto Ayala had the best chance to equalize, but his header was parried magnificently by Sanchez.
Line-ups Argentina
On Pitch
1 Roberto Abbondanzieri Goalkeeper
2 Roberto Fabián Ayala Defender
3 Juan Pablo Sorín Defender
6 Gabriel Ivan Heinze Defender
8 Javier Aldemar Zanetti Defender
5 Javier Mascherano Midfielder
10 Andrés Nicolás D'Alessandro Midfielder
16 Luis González Midfielder
18 Kily González Midfielder
7 Javier Pedro Saviola Forward
19 César Fabián Delgado Forward
Bench
12 Pablo Cavallero Goalkeeper
4 Facundo Hernan Quiroga Defender
13 Diego Rodolfo Placente Defender
14 Clemente Juan Rodríguez Defender
15 Leandro Fernández Defender
22 Fabricio Coloccini Defender
17 Mariano González Midfielder
20 Nicolás Medina Midfielder
9 Luciano Gabriel Figueroa Forward
11 Carlos Tévez Forward
21 Mauro Damián Rosales Forward

Line-ups Mexico
On Pitch
1 Oswaldo Sánchez Goalkeeper
3 Gabriel Omar Briceño Defender
4 Rafael Márquez Defender
5 Duilio César Jean Davino Defender
15 David Alejandro Oteo Defender
20 Ricardo Osorio Defender
6 Gerardo Torrado Midfielder
8 Pavel Pardo Midfielder
14 Ramón Morales Midfielder
21 José de Jesús Arellano Midfielder
9 Jared Francisco Borgetti Forward
Bench
12 Oscar Pérez Goalkeeper
2 Claudio Suárez Defender
16 Mario Méndez Defender
22 Héctor Altamirano Defender
7 Octavio Valdez Midfielder
13 José Rafael García Midfielder
18 José Salvador Carmona Midfielder
19 Jaime Arturo Lozano Midfielder
10 Adolfo Bautista Forward
11 Daniel Osorno Forward
17 Francisco Palencia Forward


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