Argentina vs Germany

Pastore marked by Mascherano in yesterday’s practice session.

Will Pastore earn a spot in the WC squad today?

Kickoff is less than six hours away.

Today’s game is obviously not just another meaningless friendly.

Because its Germany.

Because decisions about the WC squad will be made based on today’s game.

Because it will be Argentina’s last major test before the World Cup.

There are less than 100 days to go before Argentina’s World Cup debut against Nigeria.

It is time for our national team to give a good performance.

It is time for our national team to begin heading in the right direction.



24 Responses to Argentina vs Germany

  1. Lucho says:


  2. Chris says:

    im hearing it on the radio, not sure if ur watching it Ron, but Im at work so I can only hear it on the radio (thanks for the link by the way)
    i just talked to my dad, and he said estan muy bien plantados, and they are playing fairly well !
    can you confirm please?

  3. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Unfortunately Chris, I won’t be able to watch it until tonight and I can’t listen to it online.

    Please post comments during the game.

    If anyone is watching the game please post comments as well.

  4. pintadoazulblanco says:



    Argentina 1-0 Germany

  5. Chris says:


    I FUCKING LOVE YOU MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    VAMOS CARRAJO !!!!!!

    hopefully Pipita doesn’t need to convince diego anymore that he NEEDS to be our 9 !!!!

    • pintadoazulblanco says:

      If anyone still questions Pipita they are either blind or just clueless about football.

      Argentina has a #9


  6. pintadoazulblanco says:

    From what I’m reading online, Argentina is controlling the ball but are not able to put together any good attacks.

    That’s not surprising with the starting midfield out on the field today.

  7. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Messi & Di Maria got fouled hard by the Germans.

    And Ballack has the nerve to talk about Argentina’s style of play.

  8. Chris says:

    Screw Ballack,

    he deserves the black eye he just got.

  9. Chris says:

    not sure if I heard correctly, but I think Heinze possibly got injured…

    also, just a FYI, Diario Ole has already uploaded Pipita’s goal if anyone is interested to watch it..

    Im sure Ron will post all the hightlights and pictures tonight…


  10. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Already posted the goal.


  11. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Have any substitutions been made?

  12. pintadoazulblanco says:


    Argentina 1-0 Germany

  13. Chris says:

    sorry ron,

    yes during second half, Tevez came in for Pipita,
    Burdisso came in for Demichelis because he got nailed in the face,
    and clemente came in for heinze due to injury..

    shockingly the radio kept naming Jonas, apparently he played really well… i still dont believe he deserves a spot on the NT.

    I also heard Samuel was pretty solid.

  14. Chris says:


  15. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Reading some game reports.

    Pastore sat on the bench all game long.

    The team was not able to create successful attacks on the German goal.

    Messi, once again, was isolated, and tried to create plays on his own.

    Both full backs were not able to make attacking runs.

  16. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Unless changes are made, it appears that’s the kind of team we’ll see in the World Cup.

    Fullbacks that cannot make attacking runs.

    No playmaker leading the attack.

    No play buildup, no effective attacks on the opposing team.

    Messi, all alone, trying to do it all by himself.

    I’m not sure if I even want to watch the game tonight.

  17. Chris says:

    I would’ve put Pastore in instead of Jonas.

    and as ALWAYS, I believe zanetti and zaba will complete our team !

  18. pintadoazulblanco says:

    Looking at the substitutions made and the players that stayed on the bench, Maradona was more interested in getting the win than deciding on the remaining spots for the WC squad.

  19. roland says:

    Hi pintadoazulblanco,

    I tried to make list of players will be in the WC squad after this match



    Di Maria


    I think these 14 players already into the list (if always fit until June), so there is 9 spot remaining. One for goalkeeper and 8 for players.

    • pintadoazulblanco says:

      Hi Roland,

      I think all the players you mention will be in the WC squad.

      Samuel should be a lock to make it as well.

  20. Chris says:

    I really hope diego finally realizes Otamendi is not ready for the NT anytime soon,
    the comments from the radio host kept saying he was commiting alot of errors. (as usual)

  21. pintadoazulblanco says:

    That doesn’t surprise me about Otamendi, to make it worse, he played out of position.

    According to one report I read, Clemente Rodriguez did not play well defensively in the few minutes that he was in the game.

  22. Mike says:

    Yeah, it was terrible watching Otamendi play fullback. He’s definitely not ready for the NT. Don’t understand it at all… fill in Zaba on the right, put in Pastore for Veron, and Insua or Zanetti as LB and I’d feel a lot more comfortable!

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