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: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
Friday: Shared interests foster Beckham's Miami meeting    
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
TV Report: Top 15 U.S. EPL markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
MLS this weekend ...    
A 42-day stint on the road will take FC Dallas to both coasts and several points ...
Open Cup: Cosmos-NYCFC? Jersey gets a say first    
U.S. Soccer conducted the draw for the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives