A total of 28 Argentine players will be taking part in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League tournament.
Tottenham Hotspur can claim to have the most Argentine players in their squad. With a total of four players and one coach all from Argentina. This year’s edition will also feature two Argentine coaches at the helm. Last season’s finalists Tottenham Hotspur coached by Mauricio Pochettino will finalists in previous years Atletico Madrid with Diego Simeoe will try to finally lift Europe’s biggest club trophy.
Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria are the only two Argentine’s out of the 28 which have lifted the Champions League trophy. Messi won it in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015 being the fourth time. Angel Di Maria was instrumental in Real Madrid winning it in 2014, his only time winning the tournament.
Group B has the most Argentine players with six in total. Group E is the only group in the entire tournament which does not have a single Argentine representative. The rest all have at least three. Here are the groups, teams and players.
Paris Saint-Germain (Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi)
Tottenham Hotspur (Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga)
Olympiacos (Maximiliano Lovera)
Red Star Belgrade (Mateo Garcia)
Manchester City (Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi)
Atalanta (Jose Luis Palomino, Alejandro “Papu” Gomez)
Juventus (Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain)
Atletico Madrid (Angel Correa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Lucas Alario)
Red Bull Salzburg
FC Barcelona (Lionel Messi)
Borussia Dortmund (Leonardo Balerdi)
Internazionale (Lautaro Martinez)
Zenit Saint Petersburg (Sebastian Driussi, Emanuel Mammana, Matias Kranevitter)
Benfica (German Conti, Franco Cervi)
Ajax (Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico)
Valencia (Ezequiel Garay)
Here are the matches for the Champions League on Tuesday, 16 September.
Inter (Lautaro Martinez) vs. Slavia Praha
Lyon vs. Zenit (Sebastian Driussi, Emanuel Mammana, Matias Kraneviter)
Chelsea vs. Valencia (Ezequiel Garay)
Red Bull vs. Genk
Napoli vs. Liverpool
Ajax (Nicolas Tagliafico, Lisandro Martinez)vs. Lille
Benfica (German Conti, Franco Cervi) vs. RB Leipzig
Borussia Dortmund (Leonardo Balerdi) vs. FC Barcelona (Lionel Messi)
As always, we will have full goals, assists, news and information on the Argentina players.