Datolo and Hamsik on Target in WC QualifyingBy: Neil | September 6th, 2009
Marek Hamsik had a very interesting three minutes for Slovakia yesterday. In the 73rd minute he scores the go ahead goal, in the 74th minute he picks up a yellow, and in the 75th minute he gets a second yellow. After his dismissal the Czech Republic scored an equalizer for a 2-2 final. Meanwhile, Jesus Datolo hit a screamer for Argentina in a losing cause with Brazil claiming a 3-1 win on Argentina’s home turf in Rosario. Highlights after the jump.
The pain on Maradona’s face after Luisao scores is priceless.
The Slovakia – Czech highlights don’t show a first yellow card for Hamsik and I’d love to know what it was for. The draw leaves group leaders Slovakia in good position to qualify for South Africa. Their remaining games are against Northern Ireland, Slovenia, and Poland.
In Tbilsi Fabio Quagliarella came on in the 59th minute for Giuseppe Rossi. Is it just me or does Georgia manager Hector Cuper remind you of Edy Reja? Buffon looked sharp and he if stays in form it’ll give Italy lots of confidence no matter who Lippi picks in front of him.
Finally, Walter Gargano played a full 90 minutes in Uruguay’s 1-0 loss to Peru and Juan Camilo Zuniga started for Colombia and was subbed in the 72nd minute. Colombia defeated Ecuador 2-0. Erwin Hoffer came on as a sub in the 61st minute of Austria’s 3-1 win over Faroe Islands. If I’ve missed anything about Napoli’s players in WC Qualifying, please add the relevant details. Can’t wait to see the Genoa – Napoli game next week.
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