Giovani SIMEONE scores for Fiorentina, Lucas OCAMPOS goal, Luciano VIETTO assists

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Giovani SIMEONE got himself a goal and an assist for Fiorentina while Lucas OCAMPOS scored for Marseille and Luciano VIETTO assisted for Fulham.

With his father Diego SIMEONE in the stands, Giovani SIMEONE bagged himself a goal and an assist in Fiorentina’s 6-1 win against Chievo. SIMEONE, who has been called-up to the Argentina team, assisted Marco BENASSI with a cross in for the third goal of the match.

Giovani would later add his name to the tally in the 93rd minute as his shot went through the legs of the goalkeeper. Fellow Argentine international and club captain German PEZZELLA played the full 90 minutes for Fiorentina.

Giovani SIMEONE assist

Giovani SIMEONE goal

Another former River Plate man scored in Europe as Lucas OCAMPOS got his first goal of the season in Marseille 2-2 draw against Rennes. OCAMPOS got the rebound off just centimeters in front of goal.

Luciano VIETTO did not score like Roberto PEREYRA did earlier in England but he had two assists to his name in Fulham’s 4-2 win against Burnley. The first was a simple pass just three minutes in as Jean Michael SERI scored an absolute screamer of a goal. The second was a cross sent in which found the head of Aleksandar MITROVIC as he made it 2-1 for Fulham.

VIETTO looked like an absolute star as he created five goalscoring chances including one big chance which fell to Andre SCHURRLE but the German had shit shot saved by Joe HART.

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  1. True that fullback is and will be our main issue. We don’t have any top fullback. Only Tagliafico is playing in Europe and I think his world cup performance was disappointing. Besides I don’t see how Angel Correa can be converted to right fullback. Personally I haven’t seen many successful examples in this kind of conversion unless the related team plays in 343, which I don’t think it’s a good fit for the players that we have and it is too complex to set up.

    So why not just converting central backs into fullbacks. It is very frequent in modern football, for example in France, there were Thuram, Gallas and more recently Pavard and Hernandez. All of them were/are central backs with their club and fullbacks with their national team. Heinze and Burdisso had that capacity too. We have Rojo and Mercado unfortunately they are unfit and will be too old in 2022 anyway.

    • I m agree with u ….my point was if nothing works out than may be we can use angel correa on RB whether it is 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 …..I mean we play possession football just like Barca…..if Sergi roberto can do for Barca than why not angel correa….I also know that this won’t be happening😅

  2. Boca Juniors lost another points (against Huracan) but Agustin Almendra and Leo Balerdi (debut) both have played and left positive impressions, especially Almendra. I hope Schelotto will stay with the two

  3. Firstly, Keeping Messsi’s all contributions in mind I only want Argentina to play as cohesive unit and not dependent on a single player every time to bail us out. Messi consistently performing for Barca and not doing the same for Argentina is because of the pressure that he has to take every time he puts on the NT jersey. I dont want any more argentine player to suffer like that. We have never seen the best of Messi for us for this primary reason.( there are also other reasons obviously).
    Secondly, Champions League success never matters to me because that is not the only yardstick to be a great player. As much as I love Messi, I dont want him any more in Argentina team at least for the next 2 years. If that means Argentina becomes Colombia( which I am sure will not be the case) so be it.
    Thirdly, We all have to accept the fact that a generational change is needed immediately ( yes without messi Aguero and all the other old guards who have still not retired) and we all have to be patient with the young guys. If that means Argentina losses some friendly match let that be. We cannot depend on Messi and Aguero to be our savior any more. Its time for the painful regeneration and rebuilding to start. Only loyal Argentina fans ( and not a fan of any player) will be able to relate with me and hope will agree with me.
    Lastly, I reiterate that I am not a messi hater and this is not a Messi forum. ..Neither I am a dybala supporter. I am a supporter of Argentina Football team as a whole. And the team comes first for me before any player.

    • Deepjoy,

      no worry, no one think you are Messi hater. This is Argentina forum but very few people are too much sensitive about him. Argentina over Messi.

      • You believe 25-27yr old farmers from Argentina league or Mediocre European club players or bench warmer like Dybala,Martinez brings Argentina World Cup then keep dreaming like Colombian fans of winning world cup. Since 1990 Argentina never cross quarterfinal like Colombia due to same reasons, but in 2014 core Argentina squads played for big clubs reason world cup success like Croatia in 2018. In 2018 Argentina flopped in world cup because of playing with same players, generation change is needed and i want core Argentina team in 2022 play for big club starting XI. Then Argentina can become champion, no team reach world cup final with players from mediocre clubs like Colombia and i don’t want Argentina become same, So i want Parades in juve, icardi in real, simeone in barca and Dybala Manchester, Argentina have to relay few old guards Messi Aguero Otamendi benega else Peru eliminated us

  4. To all messi haters and Deepjoy Ghosh and Dybala lover
    Messi win champion league for barca where Dybala flopped in champion league badly. Apart from brace against poor barca can’t live up to expectations at club label forget for Argentina, messi is not a team player statement coming from an Argentina fan proves not chosen spain and played with world class players instead of to carry 10donkeys in Argentina was his biggest mistake. Messi is the only player who can create goals, score goals, pass long balls and contribute on everything. Now in barca messi playing Xavi, inesta and messi role but still he had world class countinho, future world class dembele, rakitic, busquets, World class full back and cb pique umtti jordi alba and top GK tar stegen, where are these name for Argentina?? Messi have to play with farmers meza,pavon finished mache, biglia/enzo and don’t need to describe horrible defense, full back and GK. Its due to messi Argentina qualified else peru easily outclass Argentina and Spain humiliated. Juventus know Dybala can’t guide to the champion league glory reason brought cr7 and now a bench warmer but messi will guide barca to the champion league glory this season again. If out of starting 11 in 2018 world cup 8 are not able to sit bench in big clubs and almost not qualified, don’t expect to win world cup, Messi the Savior can’t save everytime with the farmers. without messi tease farmers can play team game like Colombia but quarterfinal material at best

    • Also to add it was because of Messi Argentina went out of the group in 2014. Between 2014 to 18 the problem is not Messi but our coach an afa who didn’t do a proper transition and build a cohesive team.I am a Argentine supporter since 80,s and I have seen many players of different generations.Dybala is a good player but no where near Messi

  5. Surprisingly after the first or some matches in the big leagues, Simeone sits second in whoscored stats worldwide just behind another Argentine, Alejandro Gomez.

  6. I for one stopped caring about our Player Club Performances. Really, What they do at their Clubs don’t matter at all i guess, Its frustrating to see Messi, Higuain, Di Maria, Aguero especially playing well and scoring so many goals. If possible kindly don’t post the Club performances details of the historical. Gago was an exception. he used to play well for us and bad for the Club. Most of these players don’t even play together apart from 1 or 2 friendly matches in the gap 2 months. How are they suppose to build a chemistry. Germany and Spain planned it by selecting the players who r playing majorly in their leagues that helps. Well in our case we never may have that luxury i guess.

  7. It’s true that some of our young players were benched however some of them also started and performed well. So its mixed bag week. I also agree with Gonzalo that if they play well with the NT they will be automatically in radar of good clubs.
    Nevertheless, the situation with Dybala ( supposed to be our main man in the coming years) worries me. CR7 has already started playing his tricks and if the same continues till next 4-5 games Dybala should start his preparations to move on. Being the player he is he will definitely find a good club ( not a huge club, and that is not mandatory) where he will get regular playing time and mature as a player.

    • Dybala supposed to be the messi successor moving to small club, then forget Dybala will be the main man. Gio simeone will be the main man as moving to barca/real is matter of time. If Ronaldo at 34 better than 25yr Dybala then Dybala can’t carry Argentina. I want Dybala to Man Utd in January.

      • We don’t need another Messi, let dybala become a team player and help Argentina just as another team member and not become larger than the team.
        Secondly, it’s not about who is better at what age . Juventus has brought Ronaldo by spending a huge amount thus he will start in most of their games keeping in mind the sponsorship and Tv rights Terms and conditions.
        Finally, there is no such theory that a player needs to be at Big clubs in order to become great.

          • Agreed fully ,my statement was not intended to show any kind of disregards to Messi. But looking at the current situation I want Argentina to become a team and not dependent on any single player.

          • Messi win champion league for barca where Dybala flopped in champion league badly. Apart from brace against poor barca can’t live up to expectations at club label forget for Argentina, messi is not a team player statement coming from an Argentina fan proves not chosen spain and played with world class players instead of to carry 10donkeys in Argentina was his biggest mistake. Messi is the only player who can create goals, score goals, pass long balls and contribute on everything. Now in barca messi playing Xavi, inesta and messi role but still he had world class countinho, future world class dembele, rakitic, busquets, World class full back and cb pique umtti jordi alba and top GK tar stegen, where are these name for Argentina?? Messi have to play with farmers meza,pavon finished mache, biglia/enzo and don’t need to describe horrible defense, full back and GK. Its due to messi Argentina qualified else peru easily outclass Argentina and Spain humiliated. Juventus know Dybala can’t guide to the champion league glory reason brought cr7 and now a bench warmer but messi will guide barca to the champion league glory this season again. If out of starting 11, 8 are not able to get bench in big clubs don’t expect to win world cup, they can play team game like Colombia but quarterfinal material at best

    • ” I also agree with Gonzalo that if they play well with the NT they will be automatically in radar of good clubs”.

      Often If they are just called up, even without good performances, still are on radar of European clubs (in local players case). Argentina and Brazil youngsters are always closer followed than other nations.

  8. It’s like a jinx, since the new squad was announced most of the players are either not playing or totally out of sorts. Icardi, Lautaro, Lo Celso, Monitor Vargas and the lot.

    • To be honest.. we all overreact too soon .
      The season has just started it’s long way to go still.
      My advice is let’s stay cool not panicking

  9. Caseres is doing a good job in Villarreal.
    Ascacibar, Paredes, Battaglia, Rodriguez and now Caseres, our young DM department is getting stronger. Some youngsters already showing in Argentine primera.

  10. I said gio simoene is better than icardi
    The guy is defenders nightmare he is more mobile than icardi. He run and hustle he is all around center forward.
    He is like mandzukic

  11. Hpy with all the Argentine young players performances…..the hunger of nico gonzalez….the aggression of perryra…few mins of lautaro Martinez his last pass should hv been converted into a goal by icardi…..icardi was rusty….parades ascasicbar were good…..I love caseres may be his passing was not good today but his defensive tackling skills are great and he can be a new biglia for Argentina with better tackling skills ….all Nd all now I m seeing that Argentine future is bright

    • Argentine past, present and future; all are bright when it comes to the quality and quantity of excellent footballers . Our problem is not lack of footballers but poor administration mixed with some elements of MAFIA.

        • Pezella done well in this game….but seriously I m also worried about our defence…but seeing balerdi foyth nahuen Perez also gives some hope for the future….we need to develop a right back quickly….bustos or why not angel correa….in 4 years I think angel correa can become a good RB for argentina

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