Spain-Argentina: Football always gives you chance for revenge
Tuesday's Wanda walloping banishes memory of 2010 defeat
After the final whistle on Tuesday, someone suggested to me the witty, vengeful headline: "Nadal 6, Del Potro 1". I didn't take them up on it, although I'll not pretend it didn't make me chuckle. However, it did cause me to recall a phrase I heard someone - Jorge Valdano, I think - say a while ago: "Football always gives you the chance for revenge". It's true. This 'set' inflicted on Argentina on the eve of the World Cup banishes the memory of that walloping in Buenos Aires. Granted, they were without Lionel Messi, but, back in 2010, we couldn't have been more underprepared had we tried. And as for the merciless ribbing we took in Argentina: I'd say they've more than made up for that with their reaction to their own team's disastrous showing at the Wanda Metropolitano. That has evened things up.
It's pleasing to see Isco lifted out of his Real doldrums