June 18th, 2010
By Gianni Truvianni
France in all honesty did not play badly yet Mexico showed all the enthusiasm and passion of their country which led them to a 2-0 win in a game which started off at a very fast pace which was held through out the first half with both sides taking turns in dominating. France perhaps attacking more while Mexico getting the better chances yet the half would end goalless. All in a first half which was more exiting than the score would indicate.
The second half would start much like the first half ended though Mexico would slowly start to create more and more chances as they began to dominate yet could not find their way to the goal; they so desperately wanted. It being then that like in their first match against South Africa, Mexican coach Aguirre decided to bring on Blanco; who again had a tremendous impact on the game. Blanco being vital in adding creativity to Mexico as well as experience. All of which leading to Mexico getting their first goal 63 minutes in to the game when Hernandez thanks to a pass by Marquez was able to beat the offside trap along with France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. It was after this goal that French spirits seemed to deflate while Mexico grew in the confidence that would lead to their second goal. It arriving via a penalty following a foul by Eric Abidal on Pablo Barrera. A clear penalty it was which veteran Blanco did not fail to convert. As Mexico took a 2-0 lead which they would hold on to till the end of the game.
As for Mexico, it can be said that they are just about qualified to the next round and all they need is a draw against Uruguay which would see both teams through regardless of whatever may occur in the match between South Africa and France.
As an extra note, I would like to add that I am glad for my friend, Alejandro from Mexico that his country was able to win and I am sure celebrations will follow in Mexico D.F., as in all honesty; it was a hard fought victory.
My name is Gianni Truvianni, I am an author who writes with the simple aim of sharing his ideas, thoughts and so much more of what I am with those who are interested in perhaps reading something new. I also am the author of the book entitled New York Opera Society which is now available on Amazon.
Article Source: Blanco Scores As Mexico Triumphs 2-0 Over France
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