“I don’t worry about the other players in Argentina, because they won’t win anything else. Messi won everything and will be remembered.”. The phrase of the verbose Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been replicated several times this week on social media. And a lot was remembered this Thursday, after the semi-finals of the three main European competitions closed and it was confirmed the presence of Argentine footballers, most of them world champions exactly five months ago in Qatar 2022, in the match for the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League title.
Yes, Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa AND Giuliano Alvarez with him he will regulate the Champions League Inter and the Manchester City, respectively, on June 10 in Istanbul. In the Europa League they will face each other Seville (Marco Acuna, Papa Gomez, Lucas Ocampos, Gonzalo Montiel AND Erik Lamela) with the Rome From Paul Dybalaand the Conference where is the Florentine From Nicola Gonzalez will collide with West Ham of England, which has Manuel Lanzini.
This is why the sentence by Ibrahimovic, whose Milan have just been left without a chance for the final due to a goal by bull martinez in the rematch it is already obsolete. Yes, Zlatan, there will be the Argentine champions and that won’t be Lionel Messi (he only has Ligue 1 in France almost assured with PSG.
you are world champions (and two others who were on campus until the very last moment and were scrapped for Lionel Scaloni due to injury), who just six months later will have the opportunity to increase the Albiceleste record in Europe.
Three (plus two) for the Orejona
The Champions League trophy will once again touch the hands of an Argentine footballer on June 10 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, where Manchester City and Inter Milan will play the final of the tournament. Two of the applicants for this privilege are Giuliano Alvarez AND Lautaro Martineztwo men who a few months ago competed for a place in the attack of the Argentine national team and celebrated their title at the World Cup in Qatar.
In addition, there is at Inter Joachim Correa, who missed the appointment on Arab soil due to an injury at the last minute. Also, the minor Valentine Carboni (played 14 minutes in group stage against Bayern Munich) e Massimo Perrone (only a couple of times on the bench with City) they are part of the squad but they won’t be there because they will meet the Argentina national team for the Under 20 World Cup.
The Europa League, to break a record
In a second An important stage is the Europa League, which has an appointment on May 31 in Budapest. over there, Jose Mourinho will have the chance to clinch a sixth European title at the helm of the Romebut you’ll have to find a way to stop a Seville who will try to conquer her seventh time.
It will be the final with the most Argentines, because Cordovan will be in the Italian team Paul Dybala, if he recovers from a nuisance that has abused him in recent weeks, and in the Andalusians a real albiceleste legion. This Thursday he had no minutes in the rematch against Bayer Leverkusen, in Germany.
The absent with notice will be Marco Acuna, for his childhood ejection in the supplement of the game this Thursday, where he was an exclusive figure of his team. In Seville they are too Erik Lamela -converted the qualifying goal against Juventus by Angel Di María and Leandro Paredes-, Lucas Ocampos -was owner-, Gonzalo Montiel AND Alejandro Papu Gomezwho, like ‘Coco’, came on as a substitute bench.
First time in a conference
The second edition of the Conference League will have an Argentine champion for the first time. Mourinho’s Roma beat Marcos Senesi’s Feyenoord last year, but Albiceleste will take their revenge on 7 June in Prague.
With Nico Gonzalez as an emblem, and author of a brace in the comeback of the rematch semifinal, the Florentine of Italy returns to European definition after 33 years.
Opposite there will be West Ham of England, which has the Argentine Manu Lanzini in the squad. The River Plate exiter celebrated from the substitutes’ bench the heartbreaking goal by Spaniard Pablo Fornals, which ensured series victory for the Londoners, who had won 2-1 at home.
David Moyes’ team will play its fourth continental final: they won the defunct Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965, against Monaco, and lost the 1976 one, against Anderlecht. Then came the Intertoto, his last appearance in a European final.
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