Jonas Helps Argentina To Dramatic Last Gasp Win


Two of our three players involved in World Cup qualifiers yesterday were successful.

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Jonas – helped Argentina to dramastic win

Geremi claimed his 106th cap for a Cameroon side, who won 3-0 against Togo, and it was Geremi who scored Cameroon’s first goal after 32 minutes, his 11th goal for his country.

Cameroon are at Morocco on Wednesday.

But Zurab Khizanishvili couldn’t do much to help Georgia, as they lost 2-1 to Macedonia, and the Georgians now play Bulgaria on Wednesday.

And Argentine striker Martin Palermo came off the bench and scored an injury time goal,  to give a dramatic win for Argentina, after Peru had equalized on 90 minutes. Nobby Solano played 65 minutes for the Peru side, and Gutierrez played the whole game for the Argentines.

When Palermo scored the dramatic the winner the Argentine manager Diego Maradona dived headlong along the muddy pitch, as the players, fans  and manager went daft in Buenes Aries.

From one of our readers at the game, they said Jonas had a tidy game, and was mainly laying it off for Messi, but also had a couple of good runs himself.

Argentina now play Uruguay away on Wednesday, in Montevideo, and the Uruguayans have been revitalised with their impressive comeback win in Quito by 2-1 against Ecuador

Argentina are now 4th top of the South American group, just one pojnt ahead of Uruguay so it looks like a draw will automatically qualify Argentina and a win will see Uruguay go through.

That’s going to be some game to watch and some game to play in for Jonas.

And finally England suffered their first defeat under Fabio Capello as they went down 1-0 to the Ukraine, when goalkeeper Green managed to get himself sent off for a foul early in the game, following an error by Ferdinand, but Shevchenko missed the ensuing penalty.

However, England’s defense was hopeless in the first half although the lads played great in the final 45 minute with 39 year-old goalkeeper David James outstanding with a couple of great saves.

However, Rio Ferdinand looked way off the pace, as he has for Man United recently, although of course he’s still on his way back from injury – but looks very slow these days.

It would have been great if we could have won all 10 qualifying matches but England can end with a win against Belarus at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Jonas18

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Jonas played at right back for the first half and then played right wing in the second half.

    He had a solid game. Didn’t really put a foot wrong.

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  • xisco-hidden-gem

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    little bit off topic but still newcastle news….quotes from danny simpson about chris hughton…good read…..http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-utd/newcastle-utd-news/2009/10/11/chris-has-kept-us-on-track-says-simpson-79310-24899921/

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  • xisco-hidden-gem

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    the sunday sun is also reporting today, the freddy shepherd is set to make a £2 million claim against mike ashley……..http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-utd/newcastle-utd-news/2009/10/11/freddy-shepherd-set-for-2m-pay-claim-79310-24899918/

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  • Dragonera

    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    England were NOT fantastic in the second half, Ed. They were shocking in the first and above average in the second. They still created very little, defended poorly and 1-0 flattered England in the end as it should have been more. Hopefully this will bring some fans down to Earth and the “England to win the World Cup” nonsense can come to an end. I have seen nothing of England since Capello arrived to suggest that they are a World Cup winning side. Victories against average or lower opposition does not mean a thing.

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  • montevideomag

    Oct 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #5

    it is going to be a great game on Wednesday and I am going to be fortunate to be going. Living here in Montevideo, I can not wait to see the biggest international match of my life, I am a mag fan of keegan playing days by the way. So my only doubt is whether or not to wear my newcastle top in the home end.

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  • Bill F

    Oct 11, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    See Nobby’s still playing, wonder if we could get him back?

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  • Macedonia toon

    Oct 11, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #7

    “But Zurab Khizanishvili couldn’t do much to help Georgia, as they lost 2-1 to Macedonia”.

    Georgia lost but from Montenegro, little mistake Ed.

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  • tommy_trouble

    Oct 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #8

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    I was at the Argentina v Peru match tonight and Jonas looked decent. His main job in the team seems to be to pass the ball to Messi and take the throw ins, which he did very well. Couple of bits of skill and tracked back well in his maradonna’s idea of a wing back role.

    Look forward to having him back in the team, he’s a different class than our other ‘wingers’ and should tera the championship apart.

    Nobby Solano played tonight as well and after a quiet first half set up the Peru goal, but the Nobby of old woulda pulled the trigger when he was in a couple of times. Nice memories though.

    Palermo, who scored the second goal for Agrnetina, which I couldn’t even see it was raining so hard (made me realise how much we take covered stands for granted), also scored a header from 40 yards last week for Boca, never saw one fo them before!

    http://www.101greatgoals.com/videodisplay/3575446/

    I also got interviewed for what I imagine to be Argentine Sky Sports News and the interviewers were bigging us up for having Jonas and Colo. They stupidly asked me what I thought of Maradonna’s managerial ability as well though…

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  • tommy_trouble

    Oct 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #9

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    tommy_trouble // Oct 11, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    just spent ages writing a post and it’s gone… maybe it’ll pop up again. Anyways, I was at the Argentina v Peru match tonight and Jonas looked decent. His main job in the team seems to be to pass the ball to Messi and take the throw ins, which he did very well. Couple of bits of skill and tracked back well in his maradonna’s idea of a wing back role.

    Look forward to having him back in the team, he’s a different class than our other ‘wingers’ and should tera the championship apart.

    Nobby Solano played tonight as well and after a quiet first half set up the Peru goal, but the Nobby of old woulda pulled the trigger when he was in a couple of times. Nice memories though.

    Palermo, who scored the second goal for Agrnetina, which I couldn’t even see it was raining so hard (made me realise how much we take covered stands for granted), also scored a header from 40 yards last week for Boca, never saw one fo them before!

    I also got interviewed for what I imagine to be Argentine Sky Sports News and the interviewers were bigging us up for having Jonas and Colo. They stupidly asked me what I thought of Maradonna’s managerial ability as well though…

    link to 40 yard header, wouldn;t let me post it properly for some reason

    http://www.101greatgoals. com/videodisplay/3575446/

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  • chuck

    Oct 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    What would a world cup be without an Argentina and a Brazil side involved.
    Ireland were unlucky against a not great Italian side and had they been a little more experienced could have shut the door and played for time, following their late second goal.
    England, no way this team is ever going to win a world cup.
    As a matter of fact none of the highly touted teams looked good.
    Could this be a year in which an African team win it ?

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