Whoever is world champion celebrates as he wishes. This Saturday, three months after the Qatar World Cup, Thiago Almada celebrated the appointment with a great milestone for which it is difficult to find the right adjective: wonderful, immense, imposing, grandiose… Just watch the video and say the first thing that comes up.
He United Atlanta he beat 1-0 Portland Timbers when the former Vélez grabbed a free-kick that seemed a little away from goal defended by Slovenian goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic.
Due to the location and difficulty, those with memories may associate this shot of Thiago with the one he took Lionel Messiagainst the United States, for the semifinals of America’s Cup 2016, but in Houston. For many, the best free-kick goal of Messi’s 60-year career (50 with Barcelona, 1 with PSG and 9 with the national team).
But let’s go back to Atlanta and Almada, the 21-year-old young star who emerged in Vélez He emulated Messi but did it with his right legmaking a spectacular shot that created the perfect combo, opening and closing until it hit the left post of the poor goalkeeper, who flew but would never stop him.
Thiago ran towards the substitutes’ bench, to shout it out loud, while the mercedes benz stadium turned its lights off and on again to kick off the characteristic show whenever there is a goal on the pitch mlswith the audience cheering as if they were watching an NBA or NFL game.
“Headed for Puskas” was the comment that circulated on the net as soon as Thiago’s goal went viral, which would have capped off his night with another goal, in what ended up being beaten 5-1 for the Rossoneri team. With this win, Almada’s team moved to the top of the tournament’s Eastern Conference after four dates in which they amassed three wins and one tie.
And Thiago’s start in the 2023 tournament is “world champion style”: he leads the world championship scorers chart with four goals, and also that of the best assists, with four assists.
In his party, Almada did not forget his origins: he embraced his companions and showed a Fuerte Apache t-shirtthe Ejército de los Andes neighborhood located in Ciudadela, west of Greater Buenos Aires, where he was born and where he returns every time he travels to the country, as he will do next week when he joins the Argentina national team to play friendlies against Panama and Curaçao .
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