Lisandro Martinez scores lovely goal for Ajax in 2-0 win vs. Groningen

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Lisandro Martinez scored his first goal for Ajax in their 2-0 win vs. Groningen.

The Argentina man scored one of the goals of the week for Ajax. He has impressed from day one ever since joining the club and he has his first goal.

Martinez received the ball from well outside the penalty area, he cut inside and a thunderous well placed left footed shot beat the goalkeeper for the first goal of the game. Nicolas Tagliafico also started the match.

He has played for the Argentina senior team once but has been called-up by Fernando Batista for the Argentina U23 team as they prepare for their pre-Olympic tournament in January.

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  1. If Papu continues banging goals and assisting, he could solve left wing shortage for Copa. I know he’s 31 but he’s talented and still has enough gas in the tank. We need success…sick and tired of this “losing is acceptable because we’re *rebuilding” bullshit excuse.

    Baila como El Papu lol
    youtube.com/watch?v=LA3h0FXVDFg&lc=Ugw9rgslnwMUwoSxHRh4AaABAg

    • “If Papu continues banging goals and assisting”

      He is doing that looong time, unfortunately for our coaches Di Maria was always the only right choice on left flank (old song of no alternatives available). He and Nacho Fernandez are big omissions of recent years in NT keeping great form year after year. Just few days ago Riquelme has said Nacho is currently best player of local league and this is true. Both are scoring and assisting and played in NT not much more than against Singapore.

      • Also you remember the comments made by one of our big player about Papu when he tackled Biglia..?

        How can a team mate publicly criticize another team mate for his friend in the same team..?

        Papu was not part of that friend circle…!

        • Papu gomez is still better than most of players that has been called recentely, cervi, J correa, Acuna, M suarez…… so can you tell why Scaloni is ignoring him?
          Is he running friends club.

      • “If Papu continues banging goals and assisting”

        “He is doing that looong time”

        If that is the criteria you want the coach to follow, then your most hated “DI Maria” been doing that looooonger and loooooonger at club level. just saying 🙂

        • “If that is the criteria you want the coach to follow, then your most hated “DI Maria” been doing that looooonger and loooooonger at club level. just saying”

          But Di Maria had many chanes on several tournaments yet before big form of Papu Gomez. If it didn’t succeded with Di Maria then Papu should have been taking his place some 2 years ago. Nothing of the kind didn’t happen and we saw how disfunctional was Di Maria in last 2 years in NT.

          2 players outstanding for their clubs; one of them got 102 games in NT (without single trophy) and the second barely any chance. What is that if not distorted selection? Despite that something does not work we are doing same things still in the same way. Insanity.

          • “But Di Maria had many chanes on several tournaments yet before big form of Papu Gomez. If it didn’t succeded with Di Maria then Papu should have been taking his place some 2 years ago.”

            WE are talking about the criteria for the coach to call players. that was my argument.
            you base your decision on assumptions, and the criteria that you just mentioned.
            when you say Dimaria had his chances let us try some one else ‘assuming that they will do better’ and if they don’t, then let us call DiMaria again. DiMaria is just an example, that what Scaloni been doing, can you name how many players he called, then did not call, then called and then did not call? to me, Papu deserved a call long time ago, with the inclusion or exclusion of DiMaria

  2. Erik Lamela is our best player in Europe right now. Most fit and in form. Every match he played, he played well.

    Lisandro Martinez comes 2nd. He is doing well in his new role. His teammate tagliafico is in good form too.
    I think tagliafico is Zabaleta of 2012, nothing flashy but the best we got. Zabaleta later became one of the best RB of PL. Zabaleta had determination to learn and improve. Zabaleta improved physically a lot.
    Let’s see what happens with Tagliafico. Some players are late bloomers.

    GK Emi Martinez is getting minutes in Arsenal. He is in right track on becoming #1 for Arsenal. In terms of quality and age, he is the best we got. His reflex is good, very confident and vocal, great at PK and good distributor.

    Lautaro is not doing well. He can’t just score or even misses teammates in better position trying to hard to score. It is not like Conte is not giving him chances, he is getting chances. Last year he got fair amount of match time too. We got normal with our strikers scoring a lot of goals (Aguero, Higuain, Messi, Icardi), scoring 20+ league goals are not easy at all. Lautaro has to improve a lot.

    Dybala looks sharp. He slowly gaining confidence of Sarri.

    Marcos Rojo is getting some minutes in cup games. 2 starts after Mexico game. He looks really sharp.
    I don’t know how Young starts over him in PL games.

    Paredes is in wrong place. He better moves in winter. Depaul is serving 3 match ban after slapping Candreva.

    Some good players, no star performers so far since Messi generation which is worrying. You always need X factor to be the best team in the world. Star players bring trophies, this is why we went to wc’14 final and was very close to winning it. We have to wait, sometimes those players just come out of nowhere, Portugal is an good example.

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      [Some good players, no star performers so far since Messi generation which is worrying. You always need X factor to be the best team in the world. Star players bring trophies, this is why we went to wc’14 final and was very close to winning it. We have to wait, sometimes those players just come out of nowhere, Portugal is an good example]

      Argentina has had star players for generations now with no result in sight sadly and one of the big reasons why Argentina went to the final in 14 is because players like Biglia, Enzo, Demichiles, Rojo and Romero all stepped up big time even though those very same players were unfancied. Also lets not forget that the ‘star’ players (lio, pipita and even palacio) are the ones who crapped the bed in the final.
      Argentina has now several excellent players who are playing without ego for their team, which explains why the team stopped depending on messi and started carrying their own weight in copa despite starting the tournament really badly.

  3. Watching Lazio matches Some people still want J correa in the team ,his decision making in final third is worse than horrible . If you call A dimaria a headless chicken then what will you call J correa .
    Lautaro Martinez needs to improve alot he struggles against a good set of defenders if he doesnt he will be benched by Lukaku and Sanchez doesnt matter how bad they are.

  4. In last match Angel correa came in second half against Real madrid , whenever he gets the ball he looked very dangerous his dribbling ability with full pace is above always taking on realmadrid defenders, cleanly dispossesed hazard, altough Hazard was not in his best form.But correa injects much more energy and pace in attack and played better than Felix last night.

  5. Really excited about this player …..he has energy that paredes lacks but it’s still early days for him in the midfield.
    ATM Not ready to play for the senior NT

  6. damn andrada clean sheet streak is done. over 1000+ minutes.
    maybe 50-50 save but really trash back post aerial defending by buffarini losing track of the winger.

  7. If i was a coach and if there was a vital match i would use this line up still……..

    …………………romero………………

    L.martinez….otamendi……rojo…..tagliafico…….

    …………..peredes………..palacious………

    Di maria………….messi………………lanzini……

    …………………..aguero……………..

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