Thursday, November 17, 2011

Focus on Argentina: Awayday eases managerial pressure

At 18:45 on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, and at the same time among the Argentine press contingent in the stadium in Barranquilla where Argentina were playing Colombia, the knives were being sharpened for Alejandro Sabella. The manager - whose appointment mere months ago was seen as a welcome return to sanity after the 'leadership' of Diego Maradona and Sergio Batista - had packed a team with players he knew from his time at Estudiantes de La Plata, and after an even start to the match, his side had conceded a goal to a deflected free kick on the stroke of half time.

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