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Relief for Rodriguez

25 June 2006 10:55
Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez admitted to being relieved after his wonder goal sealed a 2-1 win over Mexico in the World Cup second round. Rodriguez blasted in a superb left-foot volley from 25 yards in extra-time to seal a hard-fought victory and a quarter-final clash with hosts Germany. "I just took the ball on my chest and decided to take a chance," Rodriguez said. "To be honest, it could have gone into the stand but luckily it went into the net. "I think that goal helped ease the pressure on us a little bit. It was a difficult game and we just couldn't find a way through."

Source: ESA