The night that followed the night before
was doomed before it had begun.
They beat themselves into a draw
and two were whittled down to one.
The match itself could not compare
with what went on the night before.
Comparisons aren’t very fair
but even so, it seemed a bore.
On Argentina’s national day,
they battled hard but could not score.
The timid Dutch were made to pay,
a team that promised so much more.
Penalties, the Dutch struck out,
the Argentinans smashed home four.
But one thing is beyond all doubt –
it wasn’t a patch on the night before