The World Cup in Mexico is one of my favorites, even though Poland didn’t do very well (only 1 goal scored).
I remember Negrete’s fantastic goal, France’s great match against Brazil in the quarterfinals and, of course, Maradona’s wonderful goals.
As a test of my football simulation game “Football: Play It Again” I decided to see if Argentina would win the final against Germany again.
ARGENTINA: Pumpido – Cuciuffo, Brown, Ruggeri, Olarticoechea, Enrique, Batista (80 Pasculli), Burruchaga, Giusti, Valdano, Maradona
WEST GERMANY: Schumacher-Briegel, Jakobs, K.Forster, Berthold, Brehme, Magath (80 Rolff), Eder, Matthaus, Allofs YC, Rummenigge (82 Augenthaler)
ARGENTINA – WEST GERMANY 1:2 (0:0) Valdano 58 – Rummenigge 55, 72
Yellow cards : Allofs (G), Eder (G). Red card : Allofs (90 min)
10 min- G: Allofs’ missed header, Cuciuffo well positioned
13 – A: excellent chance for Cuciuffo, shot is too weak,
25 – G: Matthaeus moves in solo action, Olarticoechea stops him
32 – A: Maradona’s crossing, ball deflected off Briegel’s shoulder. The referee’s whistle is silent
38 – A: Giusti gets to the rebounded ball, shoots inside but Schumacher defends easily
0:0 at half time
53 – G: Matthaeus’ action ineffective
55 – G: Rummenigge takes advantage of defenders’ hesitation and shoots…. GOAL! 1:0 for the Germans
58 – A: Excellent action by Maradona. He passes, Valdano shoots, Schumacher lets the ball pass between his legs. GOAL! 1:1
72 – G: Rummenigge makes his way into the penalty area, passes the surprised defenders and shoots… GOAL! 2:1 for the Germans
80 – A: Brown header … Schumacher knocks the ball onto the post!
82 – A: Direct free kick, Brown heads again but misses the goal
90 – A: Burruchaga in a perfect situation, Allofs fouls him and gets a red card. West Germany wins the World Cup! The best on the pitch were Rummenigge and Schumacher.
History is changed: Germany wins in the final of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico!