Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cruyff's Catalonia dream team defeats Argentina
by Paul Kennedy, December 23rd, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
U.S. U-17s boys romp again, beat Turkey, 5-1     
After opening the Nike International Friendlies with a 7-1 win over Portugal, the U.S. U-17 boys ...
U-20 WWC: USA falls to Japan in third-place game     
Japan outshot the USA 29-3 while beating the Americans 1-0 in the third-place game at the ...
U.S. Abroad: Alvarado headed to Santos for Torneo Clausura    
Ventura Alvarado is back in the starting lineup at Mexican giant Club America, which tied Necaxa, ...
U.S. Abroad: Gooch faces three-month layoff    
Sunderland's Lynden Gooch, who made his English Premier League debut in August and U.S. national team ...
What They're Saying: Roberto Assis    
"It is a very difficult time. Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk. ...
Women's College Cup: Upstarts battle former champs    
The Division I women's season is down to its final weekend. Georgetown and West Virginia are ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Stars escape major injuries    
Both MLS Cup finalists had key players limp off in the second legs of the conference ...
MLS Preseason: Tournaments set at three sites    
The 2016 MLS season doesn't wrap up for another week, but teams are already finalizing plans ...
What They're Saying: Gareth Southgate    
"The days are gone from when I was younger where we did have beers after a ...
MLS Moves: Minnesota signs first two players    
MLS expansion team Minnesota United signed a pair of defenders -- Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives