Friday, August 16, 2013

In a game played for the Pope, Argentina defeats Italy sans Lionel Messi

agen bola terpercaya Argentina By Julian Arenzon / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7:46 PM Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio (left), agen judi bola terpercaya Italy's Giorgio Chiellini (right) fight for the ball. It was a match made in heaven. Italy agen judi bola terpercaya Argentina had a friendly game on Wednesday in honor of the soccer-loving Pope Francis that ended 2-1 in favor of the South Americans. Andrew Medichini/AP Argentina's Ever Banega (left) scores past Italy's Aberto Aquilani (right) in the 49th minute of the game. The match featured all of the magic one would expect from a game between two global powerhouses, but was missing a very important element, Lionel Messi . The 4-time Balon d'Or winner suffered a thigh injury during his pre-season Asia tour with Barcelona agen judi bola terpercaya was unable to play in the game; however it is assumed that he will be available for this weekend's first Liga match.

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There won't be any problems,'' Neymar said. ''The atmosphere on the team is better than I even hoped for. I knew that they were good, but when I arrived here I realized they were much better than I had thought.'' ''I'm fulfilling a dream of my childhood by playing beside Messi, Xavi (Hernagen judi bola terpercayaez), Iniesta, (Carles) Puyol,'' he added. ''I'm trying to adapt as quickly as I can.'' Yet Neymar, who Pele said could surpass the almighty Messi one day, will have to learn Barcelona's style, which until now has let only Messi agen judi bola terpercaya Iniesta freelance one-on-one against backpedaling defenders. And if Neymar does stay true to his word, Messi will still need to share enough of the ball - agen judi bola terpercaya shots - with Neymar to let him reach his full potential.

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A hat-trick against Malaga in May took Messi to 68 goals for the 2011-12 season, edging him past the record for goals in a European season set by Bayern Munich Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is joining the club at the end of the current season. AC Milan are the only club in the top 10 to have gone down in value in the previous year but despite that their figure is put at 945 million. Chelsea, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, are seventh. Their value is $901 million agen judi bola terpercaya has gone up 18% in the past year.

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