Argentina demolished South Korea today in Soccer City, Johannesburg by 4 goals to 1.
Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez – better game today at right back
But even though Argentina were much the better side and were 2-0 up just before the half , the Bayern Much center-back Demichelis was caught on the ball, and South Korea scored to make it just 2-1 at the break.
A terrible error by the center-back and showed that the Argentine defense is their Achilles Heel.
The South Korea equalizer came after Argentina had been dominant in the first 45 minutes.
Certainly Demichelis did not have a great season for Bayern, and the 29 year-old was often pointed out as a weak link in the side that was beaten in the European Champions League Final by Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan.
Jonas Gutierrez started again at right back, and had a better game today, but will now miss the next game against Greece, because the Newcastle winger picked up his second caution in as many games.
What was clear in the game today is that Argentina are a great side going forward, but better sides could show up the Argies’ defense for what it is – mediocre at best.
In facr Dimechelis ,made another bad mistake late in the game when he lost the ball again in the penalty area but he recovered.
It seems that manager Diego Maradona has left too many good defenders out of the 23 man squad – like Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini as one example – who is a better player than Demichelis – that’s for sure.
We expect Fabricio to show us that next season back in the Premiership.