Finely Tuned Argentina Hum Past Ivory Coast

Looking cool, calm and collected throughout, Argentina easily took all three points against an Ivory Coast team featuring Didier Drogba, but little else. The Ivory Coast started confidently and looked dangerous at the start, but Argentina soon took control and held on to win 2-1. Argentina clearly showed they were the class of this group, arguably this tournament’s ‘Group of Death’. Saviola and Crespo looked good together up front and Riquelme was solid as usual. Their young phenom Lionel Messi wasn’t even missed.

The Ivory Coast might have been the better team at the start, but seemed to lose interest until Drogba pulled a late goal back.

Argentina are going to be very tough to beat. They seemed to barely break a sweat in the match, and are clearly in top form already. They have an amazing list of strikers and once they get a lead, they’re one of the best at holding possession and draining the clock.