It was a weekend full of goals with Mauro ICARDI, Giovani LO CELSO, Eduardo SALVIO, Lucas OCAMPOS and Ignacio PIATTI all scoring.
Mauro ICARDI just can’t stop scoring. After netting goal number 25 of the season against Cagliari, he scored once more this time in a 2-1 win against Chievo. ICARDI scored a tap in and after initially being ruled off for offside, VAR showed that D’AMBROSIO (the player who passed it to ICARDI) was not offside.
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) April 22, 2018
As we reported, Argentina coach Jorge SAMPAOLI was set to speak with ICARDI on Friday.
Another player fighting for his chance in Argentina’s World Cup squad, Eduardo SALVIO scored two minutes into stoppage time in Benfica’s 2-1 win against Estoril Praia. SALVIO’s Benfica are now one point ahead of FC Porto but SALVIO’s men have played one more match than their counter parts.
Giovani LO CELSO scored for PSG in their 1-0 win against Girondins de Bordeaux. LO CELSO’s goal came from the edge of the area and meant that the newly crowned Ligue 1 champions have a 20 point gap ahead of second place Monaco.
Former River Plate star Lucas OCAMPOS registered a goal and an assist in Marseille’s 5-1 win versus Lille. The win for Marseille means they are only one point behind second place Monaco and are tied on 69 points with Lyon.
Moving over to MLS in North America, Ignacio PIATTI scored three times for the Montreal Impact but it wasn’t enough as they fell to a 5-3 loss against LAFC. PIATTI scored twice in the first 16 minutes to establish a 2-0 lead and completed his first half hattrick in the 43rd minute as Montreal went into half time with a 3-1 score. However, a red card in the 31st minute meant that LAFC were able to get back in and steal the victory.
Mauro ICARDI goal for Inter
Inter 1-0 Chievo (Mauro Icardi) All the excitement of the goal killed by VAR but crucial in keeping us in the Champions League hunt. I’ll take it. pic.twitter.com/AeAgSyS4T9
— InterYaSkriniar (@InterYaSkriniar) April 22, 2018