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The best game of the Gladiators so far in the World Cup in the Egyptian desert: Argentina defeated Japan by 28 to 24 and maintains the illusions of going to the quarterfinals. Next Saturday, against Croatia in a key duel.
Federico Pizarro (MVP of the match) took the show in the first half. His nine goals and together with very high effectiveness in attack from his teammates, managed to take advantage of 4 at halftime: 17-13. Japan had hectic moments, but once again, the Argentine defense from goalkeeper Leo Maciel contained any Japanese reaction.
About the second half the moment belonged to the winger Santiago Baronetto, who once again with four goals In a period when Japan was trying to come back from being without a goalkeeper, it was very important for crumble any Asian hope of a comeback.
Regarding the end, despite the doubts in the Argentine attack that emboldened Japan, and because they were left behind by exclusionIt was the ‘Chino’ Diego Simonet who put the order to unfreeze the attack with the conversion and a brilliant assist to Lucas Moscariello to close the blind of the meeting and to secure the albiceleste victory by 28 to 24.
So, Argentina adds 4 points in the Main Round and another key game is coming on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (Argentine time) against Croatia, Manolo Cadenas’ set the key to go to the quarterfinals.
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