Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Cruyff's Catalonia dream team defeats Argentina
by Paul Kennedy, December 23rd, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY] Catalonia defeated Argentina, 4-2, in its traditional holiday international, which this year marked the debut of Dutchman Johan Cruyff as coach.

Sergio Garcia, Bojan Krkic, Sergio Gonzalez and Moises Hurtado scored in Cruyff's first appearance on the sidelines in 13 years.

Angel di Maria and Javier Pastore scored for Argentina, which was coached by assistant Hector Enrique.

Argentina coach Diego Maradona, currently suspended by FIFA, was forced to watch the game from the stands.

Catalonia's lineup featured six Barcelona players as Xavi, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique -- all Spain national team regulars -- and Victor Valdes in goal as well as Sergio Busquets and Bojan. The other Spain national team starter in the Catalonia lineup was defender Joan Capdevila.

The match at Camp Nou drew 53,000 spectators.

Catalonia-Argentina Highlights:



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: IRS crime chief Richard Weber    
"I don't think there was ever a decision or a declaration that we would go after ...
What They're Saying: Tab Ramos    
"We didn't play how we wanted to play, that's for sure. We found in front of ...
Under-20 World Cup: Results & Schedule    
Panama rallied to tie perennial U-20 power Argentina, 2-2, in the opening game in Group B. ...
MLS: This weekend ...    
Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 win over FC Dallas moved it into a tie for second place ...
Video Pick: George Evans starts Man City's U.S. tour in style    
Manchester City's 20-year-old academy product George Evans spent all of the past two years on loan ...
Video Pick: Brilliant soccer tennis at French Open    
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their ...
U.S. U-23s down the Dutch, 3-1     
The USA bounced back from its 3-1 opening loss against France at the Festival International Espoirs ...
ICYMI | MLS: Orlando City will expand new downtown stadium    
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to ...
FIFA: Blatter survives, easily winning election to fifth term    
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole ...
What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah    
"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives