Beginning with a new weekly series, it’s the Argentina Throwback Thursday where we will be looking at either a goal, a performance or a match from times past.
To kick off the series we have one of the greatest number 9’s of his generation and one who left his mark with Argentina, Hernan CRESPO. It was the qualifiers for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and also Argentina’s final match in the first group stage. The game took place in Mar del Plata on February 26 where the Albiceleste got a 4-0 win.
It was a goal made in River Plate as Matias ALMEYDA flicked the ball over not one but two Colombian players before crossing it over to Hernan CRESPO. The Argentina number 9 found himself on the end of the lovely play and scored an absolutely stunning volley into the top corner. The goalkeeper stood no chance.
A great goal and definitely one from the archives which was worth taking a look at!