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10.08.2008 12:53

Messi’s Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Olympics


A goal by Lavezzi in the 76th minute put Argentina through to the quarterfinals of the Peking Olympics. Messi had several chances to beat the Australian keeper.

The FC Barcelona player, Leo Messi, is already in the quarterfinals of the Olympics’ football competition. Although Argentina still has a game to play in the group stage, with the 1-0 win against Australia the light blues have qualified for the next round.

Messi, active in the first half

From the very beginning of the match the Argentineans took control of the ball, even though the Australians were occasionally dangerous but without any luck. In the first half Leo Messi led Argentina. In the 7th minute the Barça striker had a great chance but his shot went over the crossbar. In the 14th the Aussie goalkeeper stopped a good move by Messi. Almost at the end a shot from just outside the box went wide.

A goal that qualifies them

In the second half the rhythm of the game dropped off and Leo Messi was hardly involved. The Argentineans, despite having chances, still didn’t come close. But in the 78th minute Lavezzi, after a good move by the team trained by Sergio Batista, scored the first and only goal of the match. With this goal the Argentineans remain in the Olympics.
Messi’s Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Olympics

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