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Gutierrez Scores In Argentine Win Over France in Marseilles

Newcastle’s Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez scored his first ever goal for Argentina last night as they maintained their 100% record under Diego Maradona, with a fine 2-0 victory over France in Marseilles.


Jonas Gutierrez – first ever goal for Argentina

The Newcastle forward got onto a cross from Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero and shot past France keeper Steve Mandanda, to put the visitors ahead just four minutes before half time.

Barcelona’s world-class Lionel Messi then scored a second in the 83rd minute, as he waltzed through the French defense, before shooting home to seal a great win for the former World Champions.

It was Gutierrez’s 8th cap for the Argentine side having made his debut, also against France, almost two years ago to the day. Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle center-back, was omitted form the squad for this game.

Gutierrez is still to score his first goal for the Tyneside club.

Damien Duff played the full 90 minutes as Republic of Ireland, and set up ther first goal for Robbie Keane, who also scored a penalty in Ireland’s 2-1 win over Georgia in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

Geremi also scored for Cameroon in their 3-1 success for Cameroon as they met Guinea in a friendly match in Paris.

It was Geremi’s 100th cap for his country, and his 9th international goal.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Kash

    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Good goal as well!!! Jonas’s is a beast!!!

  • sahota

    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    lets hope he scores few for us this season. We don’t expect him to score many but if he scores 2-3 goals till end of season that will be bonus. And I guess with experience he will become better in coming seasons. Com’on Jonas, score one in next game for us.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Very happy for him.

    He looked like he was crying just after he scored, haven’t seen a footballer so happy or full of passion as he was in a long, long time.

  • Davies

    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #5

    The penalty was Keane’s first goal. Duffer set up the second.

  • SpartanChris

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Did Jonas pull out the spiderman mask?

  • punk skunk...

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Ho’way Jonas!..

  • Ross

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #8

    well done like, good goal n’all! Would love to see him stick one in for us, at SJP especially.

    T_T-agreed, he looked canny proud when he’d scored like, aggressive celebration and such.

  • RyanToon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #9

    jonas didnt pull out the mask last night, perhaps his saving it for everton on the 22nd 😉

  • Flan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Keanes 1st was a penalty and his 2nd was from a Mc Geady corner. Duff wasn’t involved in either goal but he played well, Mc Geady and Kevin Doyle were immense.

  • Joseph

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #11

    flan andrews had a good game in cm as well

  • Soren

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Would like to see Jonas try and shoot on goal for us as he has done against France. When on left, he nearly always cut inside and thats were he should try and fire at goal. He’s got class

  • riquelminho

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Also Geremi scored.. I dont understant why Geremi is not needed anymore.. I think he is decent player with experience who could do something for us before summer move..

  • Flan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Joseph, I thought so too, he was 10 times better than Glenn Whelan the sooner Stephen Reid is back the better.

  • Joseph

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #15

    flan, thats the problem with stephen reid very good player but always injured personally i think get carsely in

  • Flan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Why does trap not rate carsley? he’s perfect for his tactics

  • Flan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyone wanna hear a joke?

    Carlton Cole is a full international!
    🙂 😀 🙂 😀

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #18

    This seasons club stats;

    Jonas 0 goals – 2 assists

    Milner 4 goals – 5 assists.

    Don’t get carried away!

  • Bosck

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Troy – yeah fair point but remember milner is playing for villa who are as a team more likely to create and score goals due to the higher overall quality so milner is more likely to have goals scored and assists, though i agree with you in principle.

  • apanzhafran

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #20

    villa – 3rd place
    newcastle – 13th place

    pretty much sums it up, however milner is doing better atm and so do villa, the best position they ever been, but guiterez is not doing bad either for a team thats all over the place like us, and his in the argentina squad for a reason, given ample time he just could get better, but yeah we shouldnt get carried away just because he scored

  • riquelminho

    Feb 12, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    sorry man, it is not so simple like more goals and assists in one season = better player, you can write something like this after 100 matches for a club, not one season.. Milner is good player, but not excellent, sorry but there are hundreds better players around, his advantage is workrate, loyality, willness but he is not going to be somebody worth 12m..

  • Stardust

    Feb 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Troy – Milner takes the penalties, hits shots as crosses and gets rebounds, Jonas has 1 goal and 3 assists last time I checked. Stop living to hate everything NUFC and start supporting the club.

  • DJG

    Feb 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Who thought we would be reading that this time last year. Go on be honest now. 🙂

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Jonas is bette than Milner, asissts mean very little, as do goals if you are Milner playing in a team like Villa.

  • Obafan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #25

    People who doubt that Jonas is better than Milner have to let their eyes checked. Okay Jonas his crosses are not always good (which is the only thing that the 2 have in common)

    These parts of the game is something Jonas is so much better than Milner:
    1. passion
    2. defensive work
    3. dribbling (Jonas driblles but is also able to hold his head up; Milner dribbles and keeps dribbling untill he doesn’t know where he is anymore).

  • Aussie Toon

    Feb 13, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    Comment #26

    love that pic, looks like hes actually shooting a web!!


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