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Argentina 5 Jamaica 0


Goals: Ortega 32, 55; Batistuta 73, 79, 83 pen

Yellow cards: 1 (Chamot)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 1

Free-kicks (against): 15

Coach: Daniel Passarella

Goals: 0

Yellow cards: 2 (Powell, Cargill)

Red cards: 1 (Powell)

Corners: 2

Offside: 1

Free-kicks (against): 20

Coach: Rene Simoes

Running commentary

1 min: An early rush on Jamaica's goal; Batistuta twice goes close.

4 min: Powell booked for his first foul on Ortega.

6 min: Sensini expertly brings down a free-kick but sees his shot saved by Barrett.

29 min: Ortega, warming to the challenge, sets off on a snaking run but shoots high.

32 min: Veron plays a swift one-two before releasing Ortega who deftly lifts the ball over Barrett with the outside of his right boot.

45 min: Powell again goes in from behind on Ortega and receives a second yellow card.

55 min: Slick passing movement puts Ortega in again. A left-footed finish beats Barrett.

59 min: Whitmore shot goes just past the post with Roa beaten but game remains an uphill struggle for Jamaica.

64 min: Simeone, left free at a corner, is denied as Gardner hoofs his shot away.

73 min: Another Veron-Ortega combination releases Batistuta and the Fiorentina marksman makes his first telling contribution of the game, an explosive shot into the far corner for his opening goal.

79 min: From a central position, Batistuta's finishing power again proves too much.

83 min: A 10-minute hat-trick is sealed as Dawes pushes Ortega, and Batistuta makes no mistake with the penalty.