Five Argentine players remain in the Champions League


Five Argentine players remain in the Champions League as we reach the semi finals.

One coach in Mauricio Pochettino and three players in Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi make up more than half of the Argentine representatives left in the tournament. A 1-0 second leg win vs. holders Bayern Munich means that we are guaranteed new champions. They will face Sergio Aguero and Manchester City as Kun looks to make the final of the Champions League for the first time in his career.

Willy Caballero and Chelsea play record champions Real Madrid in the other semi final. Caballero will be on the bench for Chelsea as he is not their starting goalkeeper or even their back up.

We are guaranteed at least one Argentine in the Champions League final with PSG and Manchester City having at least one in each team. We could have a total of four in the final or zero.


    • Licha’s market value is 40 millions euros, I doubt that Barca will be able to afford that kind of money. It would be very nice to see him in a bigger club and league, no disrespect to Ajax and Netherlands.

      • Agreed…..Sensi could be a realistic target for barca…..but not sure whether he will meet the requirements of barca or not…
        Limela might go back to italy…..napoli and AC milan look positive… paul could join inter or napoli as well….

  1. People shitted on Acuña so much during his time at Sporting. But at this moment he is a total beast. Whenever i watch Sevilla,Acuña stands out. Crossing, Dribbling, Strength, and surprisingly he has been quite good defensively. As an avid watcher of La Liga ,i can confirm you that Acuña is the most complete left back in Spain(Alba is good attackingly but horrible defensively and is a bad crosset,Ferland Mendy is quite underwhelming attacking wise,Marcelo is finished). His football IQ is quite good now too! At this moment i think Acuña should be considered for the starting spot. Let him compete with Taglia (who hasn’t been as good as last year).

    • Yes Acuna is the best for Left Back role,he has almost everything. This Sevilla transfer has transformed him. One of the best Left Back in La Liga.

  2. Defensa y Justicia win the Recopa Sudamericana against Palmeiras as champions of the Copa Sudamericana. Very dramatic and classic South American final with red cards, penalties, and extra time (plus a rocket in the last couple of minutes that rescued DyJ the extra time). Weverton the goalkeeper missed the last penalty. Unsain (Defensa’s goalkeeper) saved a penalty in extra time which would have knocked them out. He seems to be very good with penalties, he didn’t save a single in the shootout but came very close to almost all of them. One of them actually spun in after he saved it. Good revenge in favor of Argentina after what happened with River. Much much funner to watch than the Liberatores final itself. Two months ago DyJ had no international titles and now they have two. Fernandez and Frias are great talents (although I think more so for South American football than the national team)

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