Hungry Manchester Kept at Arm's Length

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Title

Hungry Manchester Kept at Arm's Length

Subject

Coverage of the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup

Description

Coverage of the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. This report from Geoffrey Greene captures the tense atmosphere inside of Old Trafford. According to Greene, both sides played rather resèctfully for the first 80 minutes, with the Argentines taking a quick lead thanks to a goal by Verón. But Greene suggests that the Argentines took advantage of the referee's movements to get away with dirty tricks behind his back ("hustlers, highly intellegent, markedly skilled, men who knew every wrinkle in the book, men who could look after themselves in the darkest corners"). The game turned more hectic in the waning moments after Manchester United leveld the game at 1-1- (but 2-1 on aggregate for Estudiantes), George Best got sent off for punching his opponent in retaliation, and two Estudiantes players receiving a booking. Greene ends by wondering if this tournament is worth it and diminishing the value of the Intercontental Cup.

Creator

Geoffrey Greene

Source

Page 15

Publisher

The Times (of London)

Date

17-Oct-1968

Contributor

The Times Digital Archive

Format

Digital Archive

Language

en

Type

text

Files

http://animales.rwanysibaja.com/thesis_photos/British_Newspapers/Times_19681017_p15.jpg

Collection

Citation

Geoffrey Greene, “Hungry Manchester Kept at Arm's Length,” Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer, accessed June 14, 2024, https://animales.rwanysibaja.com/items/show/3398.