A big clash on Tuesday in the Champions League as Angel DI MARIA goes back to Old Trafford when PSG play Manchester United.
It wasn’t the best of spells at the club but United fans haven’t forgotten about Angel DI MARIA. What started off great quickly went sour and the Argentina man will look for redemption against his old club. With a total of 18 Argentine players remaining in the Champions League, here are the matches for the Round of 16 for this week.
AS Roma (Diego PEROTTI, Federico FAZIO, Javier PASTORE) vs. FC Porto
Manchester United (Sergio ROMERO, Marcos ROJO) vs. PSG (Angel DI MARIA, Leandro PAREDES)
Tottenham Hotspur (Erik LAMELA, Juan FOYTH, Paulo GAZZANIGA) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Leonardo BALERDI)
Ajax (Nicolas TAGLIAFICO, Lisandro MAGALLAN) vs. Real Madrid
The Argentine players left in the Champions League are:
AS Roma: Diego PEROTTI, Federico FAZIO, Javier PASTORE
Manchester United: Sergio ROMERO, Marcos ROJO
PSG: Angel DI MARIA, Leandro PAREDES
Tottenham Hotspur: Erik LAMELA, Juan FOYTH, Paulo GAZZANIGA
Borussia Dortmund: Leonardo BALERDI
Ajax: Nicolas TAGLIAFICO, Lisandro MAGALLAN
FC Barcelona: Lionel MESSI
Atletico Madrid: Angel CORREA
Juventus: Paulo DYBALA
Manchester City: Nicolas OTAMENDI, Sergio AGUERO
Federico FAZIO is the only regular starter for AS Roma while Javier PASTORE finds himself in and out of the starting eleven. Diego PEROTTI remains injured.
Manchester United have two Argentine players in Sergio ROMERO and Marcos ROJO. The goalkeeper is still the bench warmer behind starter David DE GEA while Marcos ROJO is finding games difficult to come by but did train with the rest of the team on Monday.
With several key players injured, Angel DI MARIA will look to step it up for PSG and he has re-gained his form this season, playing well and scoring two goals in the Champions League this year. He leads Ligue 1 with 8 assists. Leandro PAREDES was just signed in last month’s transfer window but has already made his debut and could feature on Tuesday’s clash.
Mauricio POCHETTINO has three Argentine representatives on his team. Pulo GAZZANIGA, who has played a few matches this season, is still the number two goalkeeper at the club. Erik LAMELA and Juan FOYTH both find themselves in and out of the team.
Borussia Dortmund signed Argentina U20 defender Leonardo BALERDI. Having played zero matches for Dortmund, we might not see him in the starting eleven yet.
Argentina left back Nicolas TAGLIAFICO is currently on three goals in this year’s Champions League and has made that left back position his. Meanwhile, newly signed defender Lisandro MAGALLAN hasn’t been doing well since joining Ajax.
As always, we will have highlights and reports following the conclusion of the matches.