August 23, 2008 will be an unforgettable day for Argentina. With a goal from Ángel Di María, the Albiceleste beat Nigeria 1-0 and won the Gold Medal of the Olympic Games.
It was a perfect tournament, with six games played, six won, eleven goals in favor and just two against. There were great figures like Lionel Messi, Juan Román Riquelme, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Aguero and it ended with a happy ending. We remember the road to Gold.
1. Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast
In the debut he had to suffer, but it ended in joy. Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. Cisse equalized at 52 and Lautaro Acosta made it 2-1 final.
2. Argentina 1-0 Australia
Another triumph that was not easy. Argentina managed to open the scoring in the second half thanks to Lavezzi’s goal.
3. Argentina 2-0 Serbia
The triumph that served to win the group. Lavezzi opened the penalty mark and Buonanotte from a free kick scored the 2-0.
Four. Argentina 2-1 Netherlands (Quarter-finals)
The quarterfinals came and it was necessary to suffer to advance. Messi opened the scoring, Bakkal tied it and Di María scored 2-1 in overtime.
5. Argentina 3-0 Brazil (Semifinals)
The dream match. Beat 3-0 against Brazil, with a double from Aguero and a goal from Riquelme from a penalty kick.
6. Argentina 1-0 Nigeria (Final)
The final was against Nigeria and it was a 1-0 victory with a goal from Di María. A goal identical to the one he was going to score in the Copa América a long time later!