Sunday, August 10, 2008
Olyroos 0 v Argentina 1: Nikita Rukavytsya almost the hero
I got to see the 2nd half live on channel 7. Argentina were clearly on another planet to the Olyroos. And yet they couldn't score and were becoming increasingly penulant, firing off at everything. Thompson off Rukavytsya on. 15 seconds later he is away, running into the box from the left and firing a bullet - into the side netting. Then an amazing combination from just about the whole Argentinan team and they score. Then they close the game down. Respect to Australia for holding them out. Boos from the crowd bored by their tactics. Half chances for Australia to catch up. Real chances for Argentina. Then it is over. But they, we, nearly made it.