This rating system is embarrassing
to put Messi that high, just shows how missleading it can be.
argentina was nothing,,,nothing,,,nothinggg
messi was statistically better against iran than bosnia, yet his rating against bosnia was 9.2. how can 'but whoscored.com ratings are based on algorithms' explain this?
This game can not really be compared, or used as a measure in any other game. No other team in this sport is playing around with a tired game as Iran plays so the Argentinean attack will work a lot better when your opponent is trying to attack even.
I'm proud of my team. Argentina was the huge favourites but we controlled the game perfectly for 91 minutes.
We could have a penalty kick and ofcouse we could have scored in open play when Dejagah Head kick went just milimeters wide.
Argentina got lucky. I do not think they can go far after this stage. They have no plan. They just pass it to Messi and wish his natural talent to win the game for them.
Sorry. Germany, Holland or France will destroy you.
@Sinaj Ludicrous. How can a team control a game with just over 100 passes completed, no goals and 3 shots from open play? I'll never join the overenthusiastic people who say putting 10 men behind the ball and aiming only to defend is "genius" tactics. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the point is to WIN the game right? You can't have different standards for different teams. As a not so great American football coach once said: YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME.
@jnsbstn you know greece won the european championship in 2004? and spain was beaten 5-1 regardless their 'dominant' passing.