6/12/2010 12:16 PM ET
Argentina joined South Korea atop Group B at the World Cup Saturday, defeating Nigeria 1-0 on a first half goal from Gabriele Heinze.
It was the first World Cup victory as coach for legendary former player Diego Maradona.
A Lionel Messi howitzer was turned aside in spectacular fashion by Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama in the sixth minute, but the subsequent corner kick was headed home by Heinze to give the Argentines a dream start.
A horrendous error in set-piece marking cost the Nigerians, who were disorganized in the back end and lucky to lose by only one goal.
Messi, arguably the best player in soccer, showed flashes of brilliance but was repeatedly frustrated by the stellar Nigerian keeper.
Argentina, the seventh ranked team in the world, generated 20 shots and dominated possession for long stretches of the game.
Neither side could be called clinical, squandering numerous quality opportunities.
Nigeria’s best chances came mid-way through the second half. Peter Odemwingie made a mess of a two-on-one counterattack, running himself and the ball out of bounds.
Moments later, Kalu Uche failed to control a crossing pass in transition, sending a feeble shot well over the Argentine keepers head.
Argentina has won five straight World Cup openers.
South Korea leads Group B with 3 points and two goals, with Argentina right behind on goal differential.
Diego Maradona was born on October 30th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Maradona
October 30th, 1960
10 + 30 +1+9+6+0 = 56 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Decisive. Choosing. Selection. Decisions. Serenity. Diplomacy. Ambassador. Peacemaking. Negotiate. Compromise. Settlement. Conciliatory. Mediate. Neutral. Agreeable. Agreement. Accommodate. Poise. Composure. Tact. Graceful. Congenial. Civility.
10 + 30 +2+0+0+9 = 51 = his personal year (from October 30th, 2009 to October 29th, 2010)
51 year + 5 (May) = 56 = his personal month (from May 30th, 2010 to June 29th, 2010) = Decisive. Choosing. Selection. Decisions. Serenity. Diplomacy. Ambassador. Peacemaking. Negotiate. Compromise. Settlement. Conciliatory. Mediate. Neutral. Agreeable. Agreement. Accommodate. Poise. Composure. Tact. Graceful. Congenial. Civility.
When his number (56 (10 + 30 +1+9+6+0 = 56)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience. So this is HIS month!!!