Argentina will take on Mexico tonight in the second Semifinal game of the Copa. Mexico is an opponent that Argentina has become real familiar with in the last 8-10 years and Mexico has been a tough team to play against for Argentina.
There’s already been comparisons with the last game the teams played, in the 2006 World Cup, but those were different circumstances and as far as Argentina, it is a different team that will play against Mexico tonight.
Basile has confirmed 10 of the 11 starters, which will be the ones that have been in the starting lineup from the start of the Copa. The only spot not confirmed yet is the second forward position but it’ll be a shocker if Basile does not have Tevez in the starting eleven tonight. The general consensus at least in the media is that Tevez will play right from the start against Mexico. Also, Basile hasn’t confirmed Milito as of yet. That is surely a sign that he will go with Tevez.
Mexico will very likely be the first team in the Copa that will not sit back and defend with a wall of players against Argentina. That should make for a wide open, exciting game. In theory.
The biggest question with Mexico is whether their goal scorer and Copa revelation Nery Castillo will be able to recover from his injury and play tonight. It would be a significant loss for Mexico if Castillo is out of their lineup.
The game tonight could very well be the best game of the Copa, at least on paper and because of the good level of football that both teams have displayed.
I think whoever wins tonight will go on to win the Copa. Let that be Argentina.
The biggest key for Argentina tonight will be Riquelme. If he continues to play as he did in the last 45 minutes of the Peru game then the team will have a great shot at winning. Also, the talent and explosiveness of Tevez and Messi will be important. If they as well as Riquelme are able to link up and create good scoring chances the team will have a good night.
VAMOS ARGENTINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!