Argentina-Spain: The match of the year

New Argentina coach Sergio Batista is looking to create the team in his own vision and has already made changes to the squad that failed to reach the semi-finals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. With the expectations of the football fanatics in the South American country as high as ever, indeed Batista will have to deliver right from the start.

Last week the 47-year-old, who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina, told reporters: "In both national teams there are good ball players, attackers of a similar standard. The style is similar. This Argentina could play like Spain, easily."
Indeed, defensive midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, overlooked by former coach Diego Maradona to go to South Africa, says that Spanish football is a model to follow and adds: "[Batista's] idea is for the team to have that [Spanish] identity ... holding possession as much time as possible. We have to try that, we have the players to achieve it. One shouldn't die before trying to play like Spain."
Star player Lionel Messi too emphasised the importance of maintaining possession of the ball and explained: "It is a great game to be able to play in. I am sure it will be an open match, Spain plays possession football and that will allow us to play as well.
"We will have to get the ball of them, it is not going to be easy, but when we have the ball then you will see that both sides have similar ideas of playing the game.
"Argentina has got great players and that I why I think we can win an open game. But I repeat that it is very important for us to have the ball."

LIVE. Ostinatto ofers to its guests different possibilities to enjoy this match. Many of the visitors will be in the stadium with a personal and specialized guide. On te other hand, the game will be shown in HD in Ostinatto´s Bar.