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Cruyff's Catalonia dream team defeats Argentina
by Paul Kennedy, December 23rd, 2009 7AM

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[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.

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