The greatest player of his generation has his place in football’s greatest game. Lionel Messi will walk out at the Maracana stadium on Sunday to take on Germany in the World Cup final, an underdog for once in his life but given the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the finest players ever to have played the game.
Messi celebrating after winning against Netherlands #wc2014 [via @DSaura] pic.twitter.com/zshD2TZ30e — FCBarcelona (@BarcaStat) July 9, 2014 Lionel Messi struggled to break through Holland’s 6-3-1 formation during the first 120 minutes of the World Cup semi-final. But, Messi came up trumps in the penalty shoot-out, setting the tone for Argentina when they needed him most. The
Once again Holland were reminded why it is only really the English who tend to be more petrified of penalty shootouts. It had been a recurring theme until the …
What a Krul end to Holland's World Cup. — Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) July 9, 2014 After last night’s epic Mineirazo, Germany thrashing Brazil 7-1, tonight’s 2nd semi-final was somewhat of a let-down, in technical and excitement terms.
Argentina kept their World Cup dreams alive as they saw off 4-2 on penalties. The game failed to live up to the standard set following the German goalfest the night before, and finished 0-0 after 120 minutes. Maxi Rodriguez was the hero as he rocketed in following Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Garay flawless […]
Predictably, Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been proverbially getting it in the ass following last night’s catastrophic 1-7 defeat to Germany, and resulting crashing out of the World Cup. Big Phil has refused to resign, saying at his press conference today that he’ll remain in charge as normal, but it appears the powers that