Scaloni Bulletin: Messi saved the black weekend for Argentines in Europe

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Scaloni Bulletin: Messi saved the black weekend for Argentines in Europe

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Leo Messi looks to Qatar, while PSG remains a fundamental piece. Photo: EFE / EPA / Mohammed Badra

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While Lionel Scalloni awaits in Miami the players called up for the friendlies against Honduras (23/9) and Jamaica (27/9) on US soil, a new weekend of action in the main European leagues and the Argentine Professional League has had the technical staff awaiting selection . The summary left him with great joy, other good returns and some perplexities.

And this Leone Messi He shone again and was the figure on the pitch in Paris Saint Germain’s 1-0 victory over Olympique de Lyon. He scored a great goal, after a great play with Neymar, and had two more chances to increase the score, but a save on defender Lukeba’s line, first, and a brilliant save by goalkeeper Antony Lopes from a free-kick ended up in a corner, then, prevent him from screaming again.

Another one who had an outstanding performance was Luca Martinez Quarta. The former River, currently at Fiorentina in Italy, has not been called up for the FIFA appointment and seems to have lost ground in the consideration of the coach, but is still fighting for a position hand in hand with another one that emerged from the inferiors of the Millionaire like German pezzella.

He completed the 90 minutes, as in 5 of the 7 games of the flower in the current Serie A, and was instrumental in the 2-0 win against. Hellas Verona. He has won fourteen individual duels, seven of them on airplanes, and he did 18 ball steals! leader in each of these statistics.

One that also puts pressure to enter the World Cup list is Giovanni Simeone. He turned the winning goal into Napoli’s 2-1 win over Milan. He receives from behind, holds the mark, unloads to the left and enters the area to define with a great header to the ground. It takes a slight edge to Luca Alario. Pipa was the bank but it didn’t add minutes to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Similar situation for Enzo Fernandez, who once again had an outstanding performance in Benfica, this time in the 5-0 vs. Seafarer, and ask for a clue. He gave 89 of 95 precise stepsall in the rival field, and scored 12 of the 13 long passes. Exequiel Palacios, who appears to be his main opponent in front of Qatar, has not added minutes for the Bundesliga due to a muscle discomfort and has been excluded from the next friendlies.

Another of the Argentine scorers of the European weekend was Nicola Gonzalez. He returned to scoring minutes with Fiorentina after a month and a half away from the fields due to injury. He entered in the 65th minute and turned the final 2-0 win over Hellas Verona. Travel to Miami instead of Paolo Dybala, Roma-Atalanta was about to start, but was unable to play after experiencing discomfort in the warm-up.

in a positive tone, Dibu Martinez joins the national team after his first clean sheet of the season in the Premier League. At the end of the match between Aston Villa and Southampton, he caused concern when he was lying on the ground with a sore right quadriceps, but he managed to continue without problems. While, Rosemary “Cuti”.already healed from his knee injury, he came off the bench and Tottenham kept the fence unbeaten during the time he was on the pitch.

Five names for a job

Faced with the injury John Foyth and bad timing Gonzalo Montiel (he has not added minutes in the last three matches of Sevilla), Nehuen Perez Y Facundo Medina are excited to reach the World Cup and earn a seat as an alternative to Nahuel Molina, which already seems to have its place secured.

And this weekend they justified it with good performances, both starting as a starter and completing the 90 minutes. The Lens Frenchman recovered ten balls and was instrumental in his team’s victory, while the Udinese player made a great new performance at the Italian home, who achieved his fifth consecutive victory and is one point behind the leaders.

Foyth and Montiel are better positioned in the consideration of the coach, but the physical problem of the former and the lack of rhythm of the latter threaten their possibilities. In this context, Pérez and Medina appear as the main alternatives. An element around this question is to know if Scaloni decides to take two or three players in that position.

Wounded and expelled, the negative note

In addition to the injuries of Foyth and Palacios, added to the aforementioned case of Paulo Dybala, this weekend another three were added with different physical problems that did not allow them to complete their respective matches.

Giovanni Musso He could not play more than five minutes for Atalanta due to a contact with a teammate that forced him to go out on a stretcher and with an orthopedic neck. The former Racing goalkeeper did not enter Scaloni’s call-up for the tour of the United States, but he is a man who is in the orbit of the national team. Geronimo Rulli, of a great season so far: he has only scored two goals in 6 PJ for LaLiga, the second least defeated barrier in European football.

Something similar happened Young LoCelso. He started as a starter at Villarreal, who received Sevilla at La Cerámica, but Unai Emery replaced him after half an hour due to a muscle discomfort. His case is similar to that of Dybala and that of Marco Acuna, replaced in the complement of the clash between Julen Lopetegui’s team and the Yellow Submarine.

At the same time, Angelo Di Maria He was unable to complete the first half of Juventus-Monza, but not for a physical problem, but because he was sent off. The chain broke off and hit an elbow which was properly sanctioned with a red card. Then, he went out to apologize on social networks.

I want to apologize for this inappropriate reaction I had on the pitch. Leaving the team with one less in such a difficult moment in the championship cost us the game. I am a professional, but also a human being who makes mistakes and knows how to admit them “, wrote Angelito.


  • Aside from Borja Iglesias, who scored two goals in Betis’ 2-1 win against Girona, German Pezzella and Guido Rodriguez They were the best of Ingeniero Pellegrini’s team, third in La Liga, three points behind Real Madrid and one behind Barcelona.
  • Nicola Otamendi played a comfortable match in Benfica’s 5-0 win. The Portuguese giant is the leader of the Primeira Liga with an ideal score, he has won his two Champions League matches (against Maccabi Haifa and Juventus) and the OTA comes in a great moment for the national team.
  • Nicola Tagliafico He did an interesting job against PSG, managing to avoid a Fabian Díaz goal, but didn’t have many offensive projections, more concerned about the fearsome trident of the Parisian team.
  • Julian Alvarez it was still one of the first variants of Guardiola. At 71 ‘he enters the field and shares the attack with Haaland, but the 3-0 makes the game enter the plateau and the Spider does not have great situations in front of the opponent’s goal.


  • Victim of a very weak version of Juventus, who suffered the expulsion of Di María, Leandro Paredes It fails to satisfy its best version. The Old Lady lost to the newly promoted Monza and reached the fifth game without a win.
  • Lautaro Martinez he played his weakest game of the season, which is good for him, perhaps conditioned by the extra football problems he has been linked with in the last week.
  • Joaquin Correa: in alternating with Dzeko as a starter, in this case he had to act as a substitute and enter the Bosnian’s place in the 66th minute. Udinese suffocates Inter in the final part of the match and the former Estudiantes was unable to have much participation in the match.
  • Franco Armani was exposed in Blandi’s goal, then canceled, and once again showed his deficit in some outings to cut air balloons. He also made a great save on Adam Bareiro towards the end of the first half.

They played little or nothing

  • Gonzalo Montiel, Nahuel Molina and Luca Alario They went to the bank but didn’t go in.
  • Paulo Dybala and Juan Foyth did not play due to various physical problems.
  • Juan Musso and Giovanni Lo Celso started as owners, but had to be replaced early, also due to physical problems.
  • “Papu” Gomez and Lucas Ocampos They went to the bank and only played ten minutes each.
  • Due to the fact that local and police security could not be guaranteed at Brighton and Manchester United matches, due to the device prepared for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, Alexis MacAllister and Lisandro Martinez didn’t see any action this weekend.

Source: Clarin

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