A look back at the Tevez hat-trick

Carlos Tevez 3 (Getty Images) 

Carlos Tevez is on fire.

Just when you thought Lionel Messi was the only Argentine scoring for fun in Europe, Tevez has begun to sizzle and his recent goal-scoring exploits have helped Manchester City make a serious push for a Champions League place.

He scored a hat-trick on Monday vs. Wigan, and if you missed it here it is:

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30 Responses to A look back at the Tevez hat-trick

  1. Dan Fontaine says:

    geez. that music was wretched :]

    nice goals though!

  2. Chicago Mike says:

    The third goal was nice by him. But the first two he was the lucky recipient of some sick assists.

  3. Cole Anton says:

    With the loads of goals messi and higuian are scoring and now with Tevez starting to find some form.. Argentina will have a killer offense.. Messi and Higuain togther have combined for 45+ goals in La Liga alone this season. I must admit the next world cupfor Argentina will be amazing if they fail to impress in this one.

  4. Darius says:

    I cannot figure out what the keeper is doing on that first goal. He sort of flaps at the ball and then falls over once it gets past him. Baffling…

  5. Michael Vann says:

    Tevez might be the hardest working striker in the game. Messi is finesse and Tevez is the muscle. Perfect combo for Argentina. With Carlos it ain’t always pretty but it sure as hell is effective. Don’t get me wrong Carlos has some silky, smooth moves on the ball but much of his work is done off the ball. He knows when to be there and how to get there. Smart, gritty player that I would die to have on my side. Jozy has a little Tevez in him. I just hope he finds it!

  6. john says:

    i have argentina winning the WC.

  7. AJ says:

    Three very different goals too. The first was poor keeping and hard work. The second was a brilliant team play. The third was all Tevez.

    Higuain, Messi, and Tevez are looking like a very dangerous trio, but the defense looks a bit less convincing in the later rounds. Should be a fun 4-3 match when they get bounced out.

  8. Ed says:

    How much longer do I have to wait until the US has a pair like this? :(

  9. Chicago Mike says:

    They’ll likely come along the same year my CUBS win the World Series.

  10. Spencer says:

    Your right Tevez and Messi are doing amazing and should make Argentina a threat. Unfortunately the stats are against that. They rarely do anything for Argentina. It is probably the coaching or something but they rarely score for Argentina when you look at the stats. He started 10 games during the qualifying and only scored twice for Messi and Tevez has 7 starts and 1 goal. Not much to be scared of there for me, unless they bring it like they do for their clubs.

  11. afrim says:

    Why did Manu let him walk again? idiots. just imagine a tevez-rooney strike force (without c.ronaldo hogging)

  12. Spencer says:

    Yeah stupid Ronaldo for scoring 42 goals one year and in the 30s the next. Some of the best games I ever watched was when Tevez, Rooney, and Ronaldo were all on the field together doing like a top striker and 2 withdrawn.

  13. froboy says:

    a pair? I’ll settle for one, how much longer till we have one?

  14. afrim says:

    you missed my point but its ok…have your fun

  15. Jamie Z. says:

    When a player ALWAYS seems to be in the right place at the right time, it’s not luck.

    If Collins John or Marlon Harewood had been playing up front for City, you might have seen 1-0 win or maybe a nil-nil draw. Tevez is an animal.

  16. Vince Clortho says:

    The best thing about Tevez and Messi is that, generally, they don’t go to ground to get a call. Love the bullish attitude.

  17. Daniel says:

    Three goals in 10 minutes is impressive, but none of these goals were mind-blowing. Give him credit for putting himself in the right place at the right time.

  18. kev says:

    I have Spain winning the World Cup but a Argentina-Spain final would rock :D

  19. britton says:

    whats the big deal ?

    it’s england what do you expect ? defense ? whats that ?

  20. Davie D. says:

    No love for Bryan Ruiz 4 min hat-trick?

    (SBI-Hook me up with the video and I’ll post it.)

  21. Abumax says:

    No kidding. What in God’s name was he doing…

  22. ThaDeuce says:

    That 3rd goal really was super!

  23. seth davey says:

    Ives… we didn’t think “Messi was the only Argentinian scoring in Europe.” We’ve also been watching Gonzalo Higuain.

    (SBI-When you say WE, do you mean the voices in your head? You might not want to speak for others, unless it’s those voices.

    Besides, Higuain is French. I’m kidding. Well, half kidding.)

  24. Jon B says:

    Not the best quality video, but… link to imscouting.com

  25. seth davey says:

    Dang… you’re good. Only three people in the world know about my, um, problem. But hey, at least the voices speak truth. ;)

  26. elmatador says:

    you must not be watching Gaby Milito play in Barcelona….

  27. Aristophanes says:

    looks like he forgot he could use his hands.

  28. Brandon says:

    SIGN HIM UP FERGIE, SIGN HIM UP!

  29. dza says:

    Been my favorite player since he saved West Ham from relegation, what a beast! Doesn’t flop just runs all over the pitch like a madman.

  30. CadeLBB says:

    First goal should have been called off due to the exposed cleats of the other M.C. player.