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Maradona delighted with Argentina win over Germany

Argentina boss Diego Maradona was delighted with the performance of his side after they defeated Germany in an international friendly in Munich on Wednesday night.

La Albiceleste were served well by French-born striker Gonzalo Higuain who scored from 30 metres after outfoxing German keeper Rene Adler and the 22-year old Real Madrid star's stocks continue to rise.

It was the best result for Maradona since he took the reins 18 months ago and he was very happy after the match.

"We needed to show ourselves we could do what we did today," said Maradona. "We wanted to show against a good team that we are alive and we understand the moment of the Argentine national team, which has not won the World Cup for 24 years.

"We dominated in every part of the field, we cancelled out Germany's most important players and their aerial game, we took all the necessary measures."

Andrew Slevison
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