Italian Serie A Matchday 1: Preview


The Italian Serie A Matchday 1 kicks off this weekend and here’s our Argentinian season preview along with what will be a weekly preview of the players in action.

There’s a total of 28 Argentinians this season in the Serie A (we have yet to add Rodrigo PALACIO to our list in the Player Database section). Of course the number of Argentinians can still change with the transfer market not yet closing. Out of the 27, 14 of them have played for the senior Argentina National Team. Here’s the full list:

Argentinian Players in the Italian Serie A

Saturday, August 19:

Juventus (Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Paulo DYBALA) vs. Cagliari (Santiago COLOMBATTO)

Hellas Verona (Bruno ZUCULINI, Franco ZUCULINI and Juanito GOMEZ) vs. Napoli

Sunday, August 20:

Atalanta (Alejandro GOMEZ and José Luis PALOMINO) vs. AS Roma (Federico FAZIO and Diego PEROTTI)

Sassuolo vs. Genoa (Nicolas SPOLLI and Santiago GENTILETTI)

FC Crotone (Mariano IZCO) vs. AC Milan (Jose SOSA, Lucas BIGLIA and Mateo MUSACCHIO)

Udinese (Albano BIZZARRI and Rodrigo DE PAUL) vs. Chievo (Lucas CASTRO)

Lazio vs. SPAL 2013

Inter (Cristian ANSALDI and Mauro ICARDI) vs. Fiorentina (German PEZZELLA and Giovanni SIMEONE)

Bologna (Rodrigo PALACIO) vs. Torino (Lucas BOYE)

Sampdoria (Matias SILVESTRE and Ricardo ALVAREZ) vs. Benevento


Only one match this weekend does not involve Argentinian players with the rest all having at least one Argentinian in the team squad. For last season’s champions Juventus, they open their campaign at home to Santiago COLOMBATTO’s Cagliari. The big match(es) of the weekend could be that of potential title contenders Inter (with Mauro ICARDI on the Argentina team) hosting the former River Plate boys German PEZZELLA and Giovanni SIMEONE of Fiorentina. The other big match would be that of Atalanta against AS Roma.


  1. Zenit with one more offer for Rigoni. Transfers of Brian Fernandez to Metz and Ascacibar to Stuttgart are near to be fact. Tottenham in advanced talks to sign another player of Estufiantes Juan Foyth.

  2. So many our central midfielders with new club, few to Europe: Enzo, Battaglia, Banega, Biglia, Kranevitter, Pizarro, Paredes, Poblete, Cecchini, Ascacibar (close Stuttgart), Rolon, Guido Rodriguez, Colombatto, Cubas, Arzura.

  3. Errata:

    actually Malaga have 2 Argentinos now. Two new young central midfielders. Emmanuel Cecchini and Esteban Rolon. The first from Banfield, the second from Argentinos. So it will be interesting.

  4. Also Leganes that is now playing against Alaves have more Argentinos. As much as 5: Munoz, Mantovani, Szymanowski, Dos Santos, Champagne.

  5. Colombatto is Perugia player now. And need add 2 much interesting new Genoa players that the list is lack: Centurion and Thomas Rodriguez.

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