Saturday, June 12, 2010
Argentina holds off Nigeria
When Gabriel Heinze headed in Argentina's first goal of the World Cup in the seventh minute against Nigeria I felt that a rout was coming. Instead, I saw the most entertaining game of the World Cup thus far. It was a back and forth tussle that saw Argentina's massive firepower held at bay by the stellar play of Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama, who turned aside six Argentine shots. For a 1-0 game it was quite the spectacle. Seeing Lionel Messi get turned aside time after time was just as entertaining as seeing him work his magic. All in all it was a tremendous match between two terrific football teams.