Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Olympics : Argentina Thrashes Brazil 3-0 To Reach The Olympic Soccer Final

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Argentina after their WinArgentina beat arch rivals Brazil 3-0 to reach the final of the football competition at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday.

The defending champions will face Nigeria in the final showdown.

20-year-old Sergio Aguero, who plays for Atletico Madrid gave Argentina the lead in the 52nd minute. He scored his second just six minutes later.
Sergio Aguero

Captain Juan Roman Riquelme slotted home a penalty in the 76th minute to put the result beyond the reach of the Brazilians.

Brazil finished the match withe nine men.

Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Pareja, Garay, Monzón; Gago, Mascherano, Riquelme (Sosa 90), di Maria; Messi, Agüero.
Coach: Batista

Brazil: Renan Brito; Rafinha, Alex Silva, Breno, Marcelo; Diego (Jô 71), Hernanes (Neves 61), Lucas, Anderson; Ronaldinho; Sobis (Pato 61).
Coach: Dunga
Argentina 3 : Brazil 0
Image Courtsey : bbc.co.uk, soccerway.com and Iht.com

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