Mauro ICARDI grabs draw for Inter against Bologna


Mauro ICARDI continues his excellent form with yet another goal for Inter.

The Inter captain scored for his club in their 1-1 draw against Bologna. With Inter trailing 1-0 away to Bologna, the Nerazzurri were awarded a penalty kick. The responsibly was given to the newly shaven captain, ICARDI who made no mistaken at all (just like his Argentina team mate Lionel MESSI). A powerfully struck shot beat the goalkeeper to draw his team level.

The Argentina number 9 has now scored 6 goals in the opening 5 Match Day’s of the Serie A in each of the last two seasons. Incredible numbers.

Mauro ICARDI goal


  1. ‘’LOL! Why doesn’t Argentina have black players?’’ This is @Jack response, and while he made some insightful rebuttal on my question is opening remarks reeks pure ignorance. Why did you need to use the acronym ‘’LOL” at the thought of hearing or reading about black players and Argentina? This is not the first time I’ve seen you made such a comment here on Mundo. I like how you try to ignore the fact that there are a small black population in Argentina/Buenos Aires, and make it seems like no black people existed in Argentina. And what does a player being ‘’tanned’’ have to do with the subject of diversity in a football team? Argentina (like all Latin American countries/Americas) had Indigenous groups/Natives before European set foot on the South American continent. I’m sure slavery didn’t latest in Uruguay yet they have Diego Rolan and Abel Hernández playing for the national team in 2017. Same for Chile, they have Jean Beauséjour, whose father is a Haitian immigrant.

    This is @Pablo response on the subject: Any way as for the genetic makeup and “lack of black players” lol.

    Again, why do you need to use the acronym ‘’lol’’ in response to Argentina and black players? Another reply that reek ignorance.

    Like @Whizzard, I get ask the same question over the years from people asking me why I support a ‘’racist’’ country like Argentina. And this is mainly from other South American/Latin people I’ve known over the years. And like @Whizzard, I watch the documentaries and read Wikipedia on this matter, so again, @Jack is not giving the full story, he is trying to deflect by bringing up tanned players like Rojo, Ortega etc. These guys are more of native ancestry than Bolivian and Paraguayan ancestry (Which I believe, Peru and Paraguay likely have the same Indigenous groups as the ones you will find in Argentina). i.e. players like Roncaglia is most likely of native ancestry.

    @Mohammad diversity also goes for African football nations too, a team that is made up of 99% black players is not diverse.

    When Spain won the Euros back in 2008, they had a black player name Marcos Senna. You’re simple missing the point I’m trying to make here. I’ll go back to my earlier question; why is it that all the top FIFA international countries in the 20th and 21st century have had some form of diversity on their roster except Argentina? I’m not saying Argentina has to have black players, it’s just weird for a huge football country in the 21st century not to have a diverse roster. Even Italy had diversity on their roster. I’m no professor man.

    @Sabellista: Jerome Boateng is a black player. ‘’ Please answer me here, I mean I want you to give me analytical answers here not philosophical statements but What does Banega offer more than Lanzini, Nacho, Paredes and Battaglia?’’ You see, I’m not a keyboard coach so it’s beyond me to give a full analytical answer to your question, but what I do know is this; Banega won back to back Europa League, he was MOTM against Liverpool during the final. Banega won the U20 and the Olympics with Argentina. Banega was arguably Argentina best player after Messi during the 2016 Copa final until he picked up an injured against the USMNT. He also scored against Chile and assist Di Maria during the opening game of the 2016 Copa America. Against Colombia away during the WCQ, Banega played a through pass to Lavezzi inside the Colombia 18-yard box who then pass the ball across the Colombia six-yard box for Biglia to score an easy tapin. As for the guys you mention they’re barely tested on the national stage or club level to even begin a discussion. I mean, how can you leave for Roma to Zenit? Paredes is alright, nothing special. Even Kranevitter who have a horrid time in Spain is looking like a genius in Russia. Lanzini as I said earlier wasn’t even that great against Singapore. Nacho and Battaglia? Only on Mundo you read how these guys are so great. Again, I’m no coach so I can’t give you any analyst on this subject, what I do know for sure is that Banega is head and shoulders above all the players you mention. As for African teams, diversity is a problem for them too. Some of the players who won the world cup for France back in 1998 either came directly from Africa/Caribbean or have African/Caribbean ancestry. The current French national team is basically 80% players of African descent. I understand Banega is not your cup of tea but you don’t need to make up story about him just to make a point.

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