Not even a month has passed since Argentina’s consecration to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After a short party and a few days of rest, the champions returned to their teams and seven of them have already scored goalsin a sharp outburst from the members of La Scaloneta.
Lionel Messi, Enzo Fernández, Giuliano Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, Alexis MacAllister, Paul Dybala Y Marco Acuna they scored at Paris Saint Germain, Benfica, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Brighton, Rome and Sevilla respectively, after lifting the world cup in Doha.
The goals began on Saturday 7 January, with Lautaro’s goal in Inter’s 2-2 draw against Monza away, and continued on Sunday with those from Julián, Alexis and Huevo Acuña. But they didn’t end there.
On his return to PSG on Wednesday after a long holiday in Rosario, Leo played a great game and transformed Angers 2-0 in Ligue 1. The day before, the best young player in the World Cup scored for Benfica, while this Thursday it was Dybala who with a great goal joined the forwards in the World Cup.
Lautaro, the first
After a World Cup in which he lost ownership to Julián Alvarez, the Bahian got off to a strong start. On Saturday he scored against Monza in a 2-2 draw in Serie A. And this Tuesday was also important for Inter, as he saved it with a great goal two minutes from time to force extra time against Parma (from Serie B and with Gianluigi Buffon) and then celebrated the 2-1 comeback that allowed him to access the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup, a tournament where he defended last season’s Scudetto.
The man from Bahia appeared in the 42nd minute of the second half to collect a rebound from the opponent’s defense and, from the crescent of the area, controlled with his left foot and defined an overdrive with his right foot to make it 1-1 by deflecting. For the ‘Toro’ it is the tenth goal of the season (eight in Serie A and one in the Champions League).
A Sunday with three goals at the World Cup
Giuliano Alvarez. For the first time since becoming world champion with Argentina, the Cordoba made his Manchester City debut and he did not disappoint. The striker converted a penalty in the 30th minute of the first half to score the second goal of the unappealable 4-0 victory that those led by Pep Guardiola gave Chelsea this Sunday, for the third round of the FA Cup in England, the oldest club in the tournament the world.
Alexis MacAllister. For the same match, and in his first match after the adventure in the Middle East, the pampean left his mark once again. He scored twice in his side’s 5-1 win over Middlesbrough. And it wasn’t a simple one-two punch: the first was an artistic cue.
Everything took on greater value because Mac Allister started as a substitute. Yes, just over 45 minutes were enough to show that he is living a full time of football. The world champion came in for Adam Lallana and ended up being one of the best of the afternoon.
Marco Acuna. El Huevo, meanwhile, had already played for Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla, who wander at the bottom of the Spanish league standings. But he caught his breath on Sunday by beating Getafe 2-1 (13th) with a header from the world champion after 36 minutes.
The return of the King and the goals of Enzo and Paolo
Enzo Fernández. After the free-kick and the storm, the 21-year-old midfielder scored his fourth Benfica goal on Tuesday, helping Third Division finishers Varzim 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Portuguese Cup and commanded a strong message after the frustrated move to Chelsea from England: “I’m staying here”.
Lionel Messi. On his return to Paris Saint-Germain, Rosario’s man shined again and scored his first goal of the year (a great goal) to seal a 2-0 win over Angers. He defined from the right (he’s the number 100 with the least skilled leg) but that didn’t stop him from scoring a great goal against the best in the world.
Paul Dybala. The last to enter the list of goalscorers was Cordovan. Since his return to Italy, after participating in the World Cup, he started against Bologna in the victory of Roma, in what was the official return of Serie A, and was a starter in the 2-2 draw against Milan. But this Thursday, having received recognition from his club, he came on at half-time after replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini and, after a great individual action, he unleashed an irrepressible left foot for goalkeeper Martínez and scored the goal that defined the game .
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