Complete list of Argentine players in 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League tournament


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.

Group A:
Paris Saint-Germain (Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi)
Real Madrid
Club Brugge

Group B:
Bayern Munich
Tottenham Hotspur (Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga)
Olympiacos (Maximiliano Lovera)
Red Star Belgrade (Mateo Garcia)

Group C:
Manchester City (Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi)
Shakhtar Donetsk
Dinamo Zagreb
Atalanta (Jose Luis Palomino, Alejandro “Papu” Gomez)

Group D:
Juventus (Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain)
Atletico Madrid (Angel Correa)
Bayer Leverkusen (Lucas Alario)
Lokomotiv Moscow

Group E:
Red Bull Salzburg

Group F:
FC Barcelona (Lionel Messi)
Borussia Dortmund (Leonardo Balerdi)
Internazionale (Lautaro Martinez)
Slavia Prague

Group G:
Zenit Saint Petersburg (Sebastian Driussi, Emanuel Mammana, Matias Kranevitter)
Benfica (German Conti, Franco Cervi)
RB Leipzig

Group H:
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.


  1. David Abrahm looks good i think better than Otamendi who is unconsistent.Scaloni clearly had an eye for the good player i respect that.But Scaloni plaease get rid of shitty Pereya Armani and may be Acuna

  2. Looking forward to seeing Zenit’s matches, Mammana in particular, if he starts or gets any gametime at all and the Ajax’s ones. Licha Martinez’s debut in UCL proper. Papu and Atalanta matches will be interesting too. And obviously Lautaro and Inter, eventhough Conte’s teams don’t usually do well in Europe.
    Mateo Garcia mighty also be an interesting one to follow.

  3. “Tuve la suerte de jugar el Mundial con la Sub 20 en 2015 y fue un sueño cumplido. Pero el objetivo es jugar con la mayor, trabajo para eso y tengo la ilusión de lograrlo”

    Emiliano Buendia’s thoughts on representing Argentina NT.

    • For me, he should be given the chance in the upcoming friendlies. If not now, then it would take a long time. He’s a top talent. The performances so far in the premier league this season and championship last season speaks for itself. For those who followed him in the championship last season, says there’s still more to come from the little man. If that’s true, even better for Norwich and possibly the NT.
      Him and Lanzini, the most creative players so far in the premier league(stat wise atleast) only behind De Bruyne says it all. We all know, “la joya” is top class if he’s fit and healthy. Last night, he was outstanding, box to box although West Ham struggled in the final third and stepped up a notch when they’re a man down which was even more impressive from “La Joya”. Even the English media and ex-players acknowledges his talent, only here he’s belittled(only by some) for the reason he plays for a lesser club( no disrespect to West Ham).

      Plus, it’s to good to know players like Abraham’s followed by the coaching staff. As far as I remember, he’s been a consistent performer for Eintracht. Decent, no nonsense defender, a good leader.
      And Benedetto’s scoring for fun in Ligue 1. Good for him. Hope he gets a proper chance in the NT this time around.

  4. De paul,Paredes,Palacios and Emi Buendai midfield would be best for Argentina.This midfield will free Paredes and so he can show his creativity.For the substitute Lanzini Lamela Lo celso can come.Our firepower is Messi and Aguero.
    Otamendi is good but not realiable in tournament mode.

  5. Lo celso is very over rated player.He is not that good people think.But i have high hope in Pochentinho he will develop his talent.

  6. Buendia is quickly becoming the new sensation of the Premier League. His attacking contributions are well known but what impressed me most about him was his all round play against City. 10 duels won, 9 recoveries, 4 successful tackles, 1 block. Amazing stats. Playing at perhaps the best league in the world. Coming from a newly promoted Championship side. Scaloni can’t ignore him for long. He is being talked about in the British press in the same breath as De Bruyne.

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