Ar­gies keep on win­ning

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

GREECE ................................. 0 AR­GENTINA........................... 2 De­FenDer Martin Demiche­lis and sub­sti­tute Martin Palermo suc­ceeded where ar­gentina’s multi-tal­ented strike­force had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece’s re­silience and end their World cup hopes.

Bay­ern Mu­nich cen­tre-back Demiche­lis fired home from close range in the 77th minute af­ter his header from Lionel Messi’s corner bounced back off team-mate Diego Mil­ito.

Boca Ju­niors striker Palermo tapped in the re­bound from Lionel Messi’s shot to com­plete the vic­tory a minute from time.

it sent ar­gentina into the knock­out phase to face Mex­ico full of con­fi­dence on the back of three suc­ces­sive wins as Greece’s best de­fen­sive ef­forts ul­ti­mately proved to be in vain.

For long pe­ri­ods Diego Maradona’s side were frus­trated by Greece, for whom de­fend­ing is what they do best - hav­ing used the tac­tic to be­come sur­prise euro­pean cham­pi­ons in 2004.

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