With nothing to do tonight I watched the last 35 minutes or so of one of
my all-time favorites. A few comments.
1. This year's Dutch side is no where near the equal of that one, with
Kluivert, Bergkamp, Davids, Stam, the De Boers, and Overmars. I had
forgotten how completely they dominated the second half of that game,
keeping the ball in Argentina's end for many minutes.
2. Argentina had at least as much individual brilliance as this year's
squad, but seemed to have a little less teamwork. I had forgotten that
Veron was ever young, beautiful, and fast. He must have gained 10-15 lbs.
at United, where he was invariably static. Batistuta, however, was a lot
better than Crespo.
3. I sure miss Cantor and Longo. They were actually quite laconic by
today's standards, which made things even more dramatic.
4. And, of course, probably the most dramatic goal I have ever seen by