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Was Baggio better than Romario in the WC1994?

roma2010-05-04 06:17:28 +0000 #1
I think not, some jerk at my college tried to say that.

I almost gave him a punch!
wolverine2010-05-04 06:23:58 +0000 #2
IMO yes ... Brazil didnot rely on Romario as Italy did on Baggio. Brazil infact had to rely on others at crucial moments to take them thru. But as history shows the media most often tend to go with achievers (esp if they've a pre tournament hype). In '94 Bebeto's contribution to Brazil is as important as Romario's. Then there's Branco's freekick, Dunga's omnipresence and finally Taffarael's hands.

Italy on the other hand owe it all to Baggio. A team that was jus minutes away from getting eliminated against Nigeria, a late finish against Spain in the quarters and two early goals against Bulgaria ensured that Italy reached the finals. Brazil on the other hand owe only one match, the semis against Sweden, to Romario.

Also all of Baggio's goals started and ended with him i.e there were no crosses or opportunistic finishes the same cannot be said for Romario.

It's a pity that most guys still remember Baggio for what he missed rather than what he did. Ppl also 4get that even if Baggio had scored, Pagliuca needed to save the next shot and Italy score again to take the game to tie-break.

Jus like the French legend Platini in '82, Baggio '94 is a story of what cud've been rather than what was ...
cannuman2010-05-04 06:29:34 +0000 #3
nice post wolverine
soccerates2010-05-04 07:33:08 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Roma

......troll bait.....

Romario was a goal machine. Baggio caressed the ball. Visually Baggio was more appealing, he had more grace, poise and composure, while Romario was a pure poacher.

And why do you even bother disguising yourself as a Roma fan when you're not. I've read two of your messages and it's clear you're a troll.
roma2010-05-04 07:32:50 +0000 #5
I can't believe this shit i'm reading, Romario was the man.
Le Krusher2010-05-04 06:45:49 +0000 #6
soccerates is a hoe



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