Veron praise for Batigol
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United wizard Veron was the architect of the goal, sending in a wicked, swerving far-post corner that presented Batigol with a headed opportunity he accepted with relish.
The goal was just reward for a performance that showed he still poses a real threat, and Veron was quick to praise his international team-mate.
"Batistuta was amazing today," said Veron.
"It was very important we won, and he did it for us."
Veron then turned his attentions to Friday, adding: "We are in a tough group and we still have a lot to do. Next is England and it should be a classic match."
Batistuta has now scored in three World Cups, and it justifies coach Marcelo Bielsa`s decision to stick with the veteran ahead of Hernan Crespo.
Ace forward Batistuta felt the team took time to adjust to the conditions, saying: "In the first-half we were surprised by the heat and we did not find our rhythm but we stepped it up after half-time.
"It was important for our confidence to win the first match."