USA Vs. Argentina: Esteban Cambiosso Gives Argentina 1-0 Lead

Argentina finally did something with their domination of the first half, with Esteban Cambiosso cleaning up a loose ball that had come out into the six-yard box after an impressive run by Lionel Messi in the 41st minute. Up until the score, the United States had done a decent job of hanging in there despite Argentina controlling possession and at times seeming to toy with their opponents.

On the goal, Messi took the ball to the touchline and cut it back through Carlos Bocanegra's legs. Tim Howard was able to stop the initial shot, but the rebound came back out to Cambiosso who scored the goal from point-blank range.

For the most part, the U.S. has been restricted to counter-strike opportunities and has been unable to mount any sustained pressure. Messi has made several impressive runs through the U.S. defense and only the goalkeeping of Howard has kept the score as close as it is at halftime. Argentina has outshot the U.S. 8-2, and put four of their shots on target.

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