Without a doubt, the factors that generated the historic triumph of The Pumas against the All Blacks last Saturday there were many. One of them was the great level of the Argentine captain Pablo Matera.
Pablo Matera was the one who led Los Pumas to win the match from start to finish. From the beginning, with his great words to the match referee, he was taking the game to where he and the Argentine team wanted.
But, without a doubt, the highlight of the game for Matera was at the end of it. After 70 minutes, the Argentine captain caught a key ball for the victory at Bankwest Stadium. From there, Los Pumas managed to go to the middle of the field, force another infraction from New Zealand and Sánchez transformed it into points to sentence the duel.
Former All Blacks player Justin Marshall did not hide his euphoria and amazement after seeing that situation. “Look at those eyes Matera,” the New Zealand television commentator shouted.
Then everything is history. The Pumas achieved the first victory against the All Blacks.
In his debut in the Three Nations 2020, the Argentine national team defeated the All Blacks 25-15, generating everyone’s madness.