Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Round One Of The Play Offs, Maradona's Madness, And More

Just a quick note tonight, as I must be off to bed.

Going over the relegation play off matches played today, All Boys and Rosario Central drew 1-1, giving Central a slight advantage for their home leg. Mauro Matos gave All Boys a 1-0 lead. Guillermo Burdisso equalized for Central.

All Boys had reasons to complain about the result, as they had a possible penalty turned down, and Matos had a goal called back for off sides. Watch the clip below to decide for yourselves...

I haven't found full highlights of Atlético Rafaela's 1-0 victory over Gimnasia LP. That score isn't the securest of leads, but should still be enough to cause some worry amongst Los Lobos.

Also in the news, Diego Maradona has narrowed down the roster to the final 23 who will travel to South Africa for Argentina:

Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Diego Pozo (Colon).

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille), Nicolas Burdisso (AS Roma), Ariel Garce (Colon), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes).

Midfielders: Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool), Angel Di Maria (Benfica), Javier Pastore (Palermo), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Diego Milito (Inter Milan), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors).

Juan Manual Insaurralde did not make the final cut, but that's about what I expected. Still, there are plenty of Lepra in the line up. The one's I know off hand are Messi (if you don't believe me, just ask him... ignore his mother,) Maxi Rodriguez, Gabriel Heinze, and Walter Samuel. (I didn't miss anyone, did I?)

What strikes me as sure madness is that D10S plans on using four central defenders in Argentina's first match, and is only taking one true fullback, Clemente Rodriguez.

And lastly, Juan Quiroga is trading in his red and black jersey for a... well, another red and black jersey, actually. In fact he won't even have to move out of Sante Fe province as he's been loaned out to Colón de Santa Fe for the 2010-2011 season.

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