Javier PASTORE, CERVI score; PSG, United, Benfica win Cups


It was a weekend filled with Argentinians winning cups.

Javier PASTORE, Angel DI MARIA, Sergio ROMERO, Marcos ROJO, Lisandro LOPEZ, Eduardo SALVIO, Franco CERVI, Oscar BENITEZ and Luis FARINA all won cups with their teams.

In France it was Javier PASTORE who scored for PSG in their 4-1 win against Lyon to win their Trophée des Champions.

In England, Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 to win the Community Shield. Marcos ROJO came off the bench for United while Sergio ROMERO remained on the bench. For Leicester, Leonardo ULLOA came on as a substitute.

In Portugal, Franco CERVI scored his first for Benfica in their 3-0 win against SC Braga to win the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

Javier PASTORE’s goal:

Franco CERVI’s goal:


  1. Trying NOT to look too much into our Olympics team but hard not to get frustrated….finding my self shouting at the screen telling the boys to release the ball quicker and be precise with it….or hold it when need to hold it. Both Algeria and Portugal upped the intensity. We just look lethargic.

  2. We were lucky against Algeria. But then luck is what we need at the moment.
    By the way Calleri! Choker in the making. His goal was a lucky ricochet off his body. But that miss earlier when Pavon cut it across from the right when all he had to do was toe punt it! Everything else he does right. But he buckles in the box and is at sixes and sevens when finishing or making decisions……lucky dog!

    • Unfortunately the lucky goal of Calleri gives him place in starting line up in next game. Again. Inclufing friendles before it was his 5 shitty game in a row.

      I am disspapointed by Martinez too. He was good in friendlies but not now in Olimpic Games. Arzura or Romero in his place.

        • don’t be kidding around. the new number 9 should be none other than icardi.
          icardi has proved in his club that he worth a shot at albiceleste next number 9.
          calleri missed an easy taps in goal not 1 but twice in a none important matches proved that the kid is not reliable at all.

  3. Its amazing how Dimaria has always played for the club. He releases at the right time. He even finds out star members of his team even though he is a good position himself. Its just the opposite for the NT.

    It seems he is always trying to prove himself with the club, whereas for the NT he just takes it for granted.

    I see a lot of players using NT to showcase individual talent (for a possible big money transfer) instead of contributing towards a team victory.

    We need a manager who will really kick some back side and drop players not playing for the team. Problem is AFA gets the friendly games based on the appearance money of these stars, hence they behave like a star.

  4. the new manager shouldn’t get fooled by the form of the following players… dimaria, aguero, higuain , pastore, tevez…. i didnt mention rojo because his club form is even worst than his country form!!

  5. Really the only thing that may destroy Correa’s career is selfishness on pitch. If he will play as yesterday and still more for team he has a chance to be one of the best.

    I just start back to my first intuition about Calleri when he emerged in Boca. It was: “nothing special”.

  6. Enganche,

    for me Ascacibar over Kranevitter. While he is type of Gennaro Gattuso in defence by his running he still may do something in attack. Every game you will see him at least 2 times attacking almost like forward. And looks like he will be more daring in this point growing in experience.

    I think I was first who mentioned here DMs like Kranevitter and Cubas as our potential future NT DM.But then I just saw Ascacibar and the two above went to second row.

    • Gattuso, haha 🙂 almost forgot about that bulldog of a player.

      I am most disappointed at Cuesta at this point, as an overaged player he should be doing better than that. I had hopes for him. You could argue that the youngsters are still learning by at 27 Cuesta should have been a bit more composed.

    • No, Frank de Boer. Former international who lead Ajax to 4 consecutive league titles in his first 4 years as coach.

  7. Hi Roy,

    Del Potro giving his all and playing with utmost concentration for the blues and PAULA PARETO with such a spirit and fight winning the GOLD. But always the headlines goes to these ballerinas.

    Do they showed the spirit any time for our colors. Apart from Messi n Mascherano, none deserved something to mention for their club achievements.Forget about these ballad dancers.

    People like Del Potro and Paula deserved everything for headlines at least in their nights where they gave everything for the blues..

    • Well said!

      They have made Argentina and Argentines very proud. Where our footballers have let it us down time in and time again. It is great to see somebody like Pareto win and stand their with tears in her eyes as the anthem played.

  8. F ’em, at least they got the players they wanted and we didn’t.

    I get pissed every time I think about ARG’s missing players. I am SO SICK AND TIRED of Next time, next time this and next time that…. there is NO next time damnit.

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