Argentina 2-0 France

Lionel Messi stole the show as Argentina beat France 2-0, capping a virtuoso performance with a well taken goal at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome.

Having reminisced earlier in the week about how he almost joined Marseille from Napoli in 1989, Maradona was given a rapturous reception from the French fans, who were far less cordial towards their own handler Raymond Domenech, architect of their first-round exit at UEFA EURO 2008. The majority of the sellout 60,000 crowd will also have recognised that the French were deservedly beaten as the Albiceleste won with an opener four minutes before half-time from Jonas Gutierrez and then a Messi special eight minutes before the end.

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