Giovanni Simeone has not stopped scoring goals in the Italian league. this Monday less than five minutes of play to be converted to the victory of his Hellas Verona by 1-0 against a relegated Genoa. And at the festival there was a very special dedication to Charles Simeonhis grandfather, who passed away on March 25.
Cholo’s son took advantage of a rival’s defensive mistake to show his speed and score the ball before the goalkeeper exits. He got the early goal that ended up being the winner and, after hugging his teammates, he blew a kiss somewhere on the stands (with his wife?) And immediately drew a heart pointing with his hands to heaven.
“For you, grandpa”, he wrote after the game on his social networks, along with the post with the image of his celebration. That goal was the sixteenth of the season for him and placed him again as the third top scorer in the Italian championship, ahead of Englishman Tammy Abraham and behind Italian Ciro Immobile and Serbian Dusan Vlahovic, both with 21 conquests. Although remarkable in the case of the Argentine soccer player is that he is not in charge of kicking his team’s penalties, something his competitors do in the ranking of gunners.
The Simeone family had a difficult end to March due to the death of Carlos, Diego’s father. The 80-year-old man was admitted to Trinidad Sanatorium in Palermo, Buenos Aires, for several days and had a prognosis.
The technician arrived in the country to say goodbye to his father with Carla Pereyra -his partner-, Carolina Baldini -former wife-, their children Giovanni (26), Gianluca (23) and Giuliano (19)-and his brother woman Natalia, among other personalities close to the family.
Carlos is an important figure in the lives of Cholo and his grandchildren. Always close to them, he always advised them about life and their football careers. His departure caused great pain to them all.
Simeone appreciates the fans ’respect for Wanda Metropolitano. Photo: Atletico Madrid.
Diego could be seen in extreme distress ahead of the weekend of the clash at Atlético de Madrid when the club paid tribute with a picture of him on the screen of Wanda Metropolitano and a minute of silence was held.
Gianluca and Giuliano fired him because of his social networks. Giovanni, for his part, preferred to wait to convert a goal to dedicate the celebration to him.
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Gio was the first center forward Scaloni used, at the start of his round: he scored a goal in the premiere match, in September 2018 (3-0 against Guatemala in Los Angeles) and played four more friends that year. Since then, he has only been called up for the Qualifiers ’first double date after being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, in October 2020. He was on the bench in the 1-0 victory over Ecuador in Bombonera, but did not enter. He is having an impressive season with Hellas Verona in Serie A, where with the team he now has 16 goals in 29 games, but so far that hasn’t been enough to get another call-up.