Angel CORREA scores for Atletico, Alejandro GOMEZ nets twice for Atalanta, more


Angel CORREA scored for Atletico Madrid, Alejandro GOMEZ netted twice for Atalanta, Jonathan SILVA scored for Leganes and Rodrigo DE PAUL was on the mark as well.

The fine form of Angel CORREA finally resulted in a deserved goal as Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 against Valencia. The goal was Atletico’s first of the season with an assist by Antoine GRIEZMANN. Ezequiel GARAY had to be substituted off with a knock in the second half.

Fellow Argentina international Alejandro GOMEZ scored twice and had two assists for Atalanta in their 4-0 win against Frosinone. The Atalanta captain, who finished last season with nine goals in total is already on two goals in Serie A for the campaign.

Jonathan SILVA opened his account in La Liga for Leganes in their 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao. The former Sporting man joined Leganes on a loan deal. Both teams were coached by Argentine’s as Leganes had Mauricio PELLEGRINO on the touch line while Eduardo BERIZZO managed Athletic Bilbao.

Rodrigo DE PAUL scored and was a star figure for Udinese in their 2-2 draw against Parma. DE PAUL’s goal came off a penalty and was Udinese’s first of the match. The former Racing Club and Valencia man received positive reviews for his work rate and performance during the match.


  1. maybe de Paul is becoming a footballer….maybe they should watch him…lanzini cant take a walk without injuring himself…pretty sure he will never Play a torunament for argentina…so de Paul could be an Option as creative midfielder

  2. Long press conference of Scaloni. Interesting statements. Apparently he want to invest in youthness also the players of U-20 as 2022 prospect.

    • @Gonzalo.
      The first 2 rounds of Primera has produced very little goals then 2 last night CL and Sudamericano matches involving Independiente vs Santos and Defensa vs Banfield also scoreless. It clearly shows lack of natural goalscorers in the Primera teams.
      I was thinking River despite playing well have suffered because of lack of goals so far. It looks like Gallardo is now thinking differently, he wants to promote an 18 year old striker Alvarez to the senior squad. He trained with Real Madrid when he was 12. It is a good move even though it won’t produce immediate results.

      • Well I never thought like that. Argentina never lacked in strikers, local league as well. I think it’s rather though defending is the reason.

        River have played without Scocco. Benedetto soon will back. There’s Carranza, Apaolaza, and other interesting strikers of young generations. Of course there are clubs that lacks such kind of player with velez at the head.

        I hope Gallardo will introduce the boy.

    • Yeah, he is one of their best talents.

      In this Estudiantes team is few youngsters that have played together just 2/3 games and they already won with Boca 2:0 and current CL champion Gremio Porto Alegre. Gremio having second leg home is still favourite of the rivalry but the youngster of Estu already did more than one could expected.

      Estudiantes long time depends a lot on their own youngsters unlike Boca. THere’s 5-6 really interesting boys there. Ivan Gomez is Ascacibar successor. He also was named best player of FRENZ Cup in Malaysia (just like Ascacibar one year before), and also was captain of that U-18 Estudiantes team). The only difference was Ascacibar team won while Gomez Estudiantes reach final of that tournament.
      Pellegrini is maybe most worth attention player. But Apaolaza (already goal in CL) and Erquiaga (assist in CL) as well. Also Lattanzio, Cascini (once on Sampaoli list on cancelled Bolivia friendlies), Cejas and of course former U-20 player Lucas Rodrigurez.

      Last but not least Andres Ayala who was one of best players on COTIF tournament and now will go to USA with senior team to spar.

  3. I like this new Atletico’s starting 11, I like this philosophy of football, kind of modern version of Italian football: 2 tough CBs, natural defensive players in fullback’s role can attack, the 4 midfielders do the pressing and protect the defense with 1 more creative player and 1 fast winger, upfront 1 tall forward who works for the team. I think with the players that we have, it’s the best system to use in the NT:

    – Correa and Lo Celso or Lanzini as the attacking midfielders. There are many options but those 3 players defend better than others.
    – Ascacibar and Paredes as CM
    – Icardi as forward and Dybala or Martinez in 9-half role

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