Nicolas Tagliafico with a goal, assist for Ajax in Champions League


Nicolas Tagliafico had a goal and an assist for Ajax in their 3-0 win against Lille.

The Argentine cannot stop scoring. After scoring twice on the weekend against Heerenven, Tagliafico got his first in the Champions League for the season.

With the score at 0-0, the former Independiente man sent a cross into the penalty area which found the head of Promes to open the scoring. Ajax would score a second shortly after the break.

Tagliafico would get the third of the match. Ajax were awarded a corner kick and with the ball whipped into the area, the Argentina captain headed the ball into the net for the third goal of the game.


  1. Maybe the 1st test of Icardi against RM tonight. I believe that if PSG gives more freedom to Di Maria and pair him with Icardi in attack, kind of 532, they may be able to do something big.

  2. Tagliafico is definitely on fire! He’s probably one of the best LB in Europe. I like the way Ajax and Napoli play, it gives lot of room to the fullbacks. No need to mention Lisandro Martinez anymore. He could be our new Mascherano, even more versatile with better passing skill. He can be DM or CM in a 2-men or 3-men midfield. I know the top 3 choice of Scaloni is De Paul, Paredes and Lo Celso. But would love to see in the next friendlies: Buendia, Lisandro Martinez, Palacios. In my opinion, this version is even more balanced.

  3. The Guardian included Licha Martinez and Papu Gomez in their “Ten exciting Champions League debutants to watch this week” article, and here is what they said about Licha.

    “Ajax signed Lisandro Martínez from Argentinian club Defensa y Justicia over the summer as a replacement for Matthijs de Ligt. While Martínez is not as tall as the young Dutchman, he has tremendous ability on the ball. The Argentinian has even covered in midfield of late, completing 91.7% of his passes in five Eredivisie appearances so far.
    The 21-year-old has already been capped by Argentina and is tipped to be a key player for the national team in the years to come. Supremely confident in possession, he keeps the ball effortlessly and can breeze past opponents as he moves out from the back. He has completed all 12 of his attempted dribbles this season”

  4. Tagliafico is good but there are other player too like Rojo Ansaldi.But Tagliafico is now above average he is going well but we need other LB too.

  5. To think that Bauza once refused to call Tagliafico because he was supposedly not “world class” and not tall…

    No one comes remotely close to the starting LB position for us.

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