One particular lousy performer last night was Javier Mascherano. He was un-Masherano at all. He lost possesion easily, he failed to connect the passes or break-through the towering midfielders of Marseille, namely Hilton and Cheyrou. He was outplayed by Ben Arfa (I wonder if Rafa is interested in him... this guy is versatile - he can attack and he can defend).
Has all the start-struck occasion of being elected as the Argentinian captain by Maradona affected him? The second half was so frightening. We were leading 1-0 and a draw is not accepted by our current standard. Luckily Alonso kept his feet and covered for Mash in many occasions. The weirdness display by Mash culminated in the sequence where he tackled-from-behind an OM player and almost hit by a revengeful Niang. Nuts... Mash please clean your act. Last night... it was so un-Masherano of you!