Argentine’s in the Champions League preview: Atletico look to eliminate Liverpool


The second leg of the Round of 16 kicks off on Tuesday with four matches this week.

Tottenham will look to turn around a 1-0 loss in the first leg as they visit RB Leipzig. Four Argentine players are currently with Jose Mourinho’s team as Gio Lo Celso, Erik Lamela, Juan Foyth and Paulo Gazzaniga will want to make it to the quarter finals.

Alejandro Gomez helped Atalanta get a 4-1 win in the first leg vs. Valencia. With the second leg in Spain, the historic Spanish club will be without veteran defender Ezequiel Garay who is still out with an injury.

On Wednesday it’s Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi who host Dortmund. The first leg finished 2-1 in favor of the German club.

It’s a showdown in Liverpool as Diego Simeone’s men defeated the reigning champions 1-0 in the first leg. Angel Correa will want to start the second leg in Anfield.

Threre’s a total of 16 Argentine players remaining in the Champions League, some of which already have a foot in the quarter finals. Here are the Argentine players left:

Atletico Madrid
Coach: Diego Simeone
Angel Correa

Angel Di Maria
Mauro Icardi
Leandro Paredes

Alejandro Gomez
Jose Luis Palomino

Ezequiel Garay

Tottenham Hotspur:
Erik Lamela
Giovani Lo Celso
Juan Foyth
Paulo Gazzaniga

FC Barcelona:
Lionel Messi

Paulo Dybala
Gonzalo Higuain

Manchester City:
Sergio Aguero
Nicolas Otamendi

The matches for this week are:

RB Leipzig vs. Tottenham (Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga)

Valencia (Ezequiel Garay) vs. Atalanta (Alejandro Gomez, Jose Luis Palomino)

PSG (Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes) vs. Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid (Coach: Diego Simeone, Angel Correa)


  1. tyc sports published a list of probables for making the call ups and im shocked to see scaloni considering milton casco and enzo perez as choices for fuk sake enzo perez is a disaster if we call him up bolivia and ecuador would really be delighted to see enzo perez in the line up as he would fuk up golden chances and be a lazy arse not even bothering to track back pls for lord sake scaloni dont call up these jokers again argentina are on the rise dont stem it by calling up old clowns .even casco is not needed as we have a definite starter in nico and acuna as an amazing backup its better to call up a young upcoming left back like bravo instead of a joker like casco

  2. I will be really disappointed if scaloni doesn’t choose Nico Gonzalez……this guy has pace , high work rate and an eye for pass in the final third…..this type of player we lack ATM.
    His finishing skills is pretty mediocre but his overall play is good especially in right wing.

  3. Atl Madrid will park the bus and try to eliminate Reds. If they succeed Simeone will be applaud hard and probably will go to EPL next season. Or it was a repeated scheme for Liverpool as to what they have done it before against Barca. Nothing is impossible in football

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