It is a character of Mauro Icardi. Yes, of course, as well as a huge scorer. While people Google him in Argentina to learn more about him thanks to his participation in MasterChef, which – curiously or not – is led by Wanda Nara, his wife in that pair of many public ups and downs. The 30-year-old Galatasaray center forward makes inroads in the Turkish championship.
This Friday scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win against Yukatel Kayserispor, which allowed the Turkish giant to be the leader with nine points ahead of one of its historical rivals, Fenerbahce.
His three goals, in detail
First: It happened after 18 minutes of play. He built up speed, hooked inside the area and with a very strong shot at the near post by goalkeeper Bilal Bayazıt. It was the first step towards victory.
The second one: In the 41st minute of the first half he undoubtedly scored a penalty – a right-footed shot to the right of the goalkeeper – and made it 3-0 for Galatasaray. He celebrated it in Topo Gigio mode.
The third: In the twelfth minute of the first half, Galatasaray conceded another penalty (at the request of the VAR). He wanted to change goalkeeper Bayazit’s stick, who rebounded. So with the bow at his feet he was guaranteed to get the ball.
In short, three goals in an instant The other three goals: Rashica (Icardi’s assist), Akturkoglu and Zaniolo.
Another piece of information is used to tell about his moment: Icardi contributed 12 goals in the 15 games he participated in (13 as starter).
Furthermore, in this last appointment, an ovation was heard from those who are offered to the referents in their happy days. The entire Ali Sami Yen Stadium gave him a standing ovation.
Icardi and the national team: story over?
Hardly anyone doubts the conditions for being called up to the national team, but his connection with the national team is sporadic and changeable. The bond between the two was born out of convenience: when the forward wanted to represent both Spain and Italy, Alejandro Sabella called him up for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Brazil. He had already participated in the youth academy, but he wasn’t armored for the Major
Then he received the phone call from Jorge Sampaoli and also from Lionel Scaloni, at the beginning of his cycle, but always little by little. In other words, it was part of the World Cup cycle that led to the conquest of Tercera.
The question will keep pounding: Will his goals fill some loopholes in a position that already has two trusted starters, Lautaro Martínez and Julián Alvarez? We’ll see… It seems difficult.
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