Erik Lamela scores twice for Sevilla in 3-0 win vs. Rayo Vallecano


Erik Lamela scored both goals for Sevilla in their 3-0 win vs. Rayo Vallecano.

It was a dream start for Lamela as he made his La Liga debut with Sevilla. Despite starting the match on the bench, the 29 year old was brought at half time and proved his worth.

With Sevilla leading 1-0, it took Lamela just 10 minutes to get on the scoresheet. A heavily deflected shot from inside the penalty area beat the substitute Rayo goalkeeper to double Sevilla’s lead.

At 2-0, Lamela would get on the end of a low cross with En-Nesyri playing a ball into the penalty area and a diving Lamela would extend his foot and score his second of the match.

Marcos Acuña would start and play the entire 90 minutes for Sevilla while Alejandro Papu Gomez would also be brought on as a substitute. Lucas Ocampos was not on the bench.



  1. Which Argentine players who missed out on the Copa America would you like to see back in the World Cup Next year or the qualifiers and who would you like to see dropped?
    Personally, I’d like to see the following guys back
    Lamela, Foyth, Dybala, Alario, Balerdi, Icardi, Buendia

    Pezzella, Otamendi, J.Correa, Ocampos, Armani, Alvarez

  2. Good to see Totenham win against Man City.

    Grealish will be wasted..Pep will be fired..

    Pep is good in making the midfield strong rather than a complete coach – another champions league gone along with the money..

  3. Hopefully Mbappe moves to Real Madrid and it give more space for Icardi and Messi…

    Saw twitter photos of Javier Pastore on the first game in PSG..Will Roma release him? Definitely PSG midfield is not great..

  4. Most of our Copa America players returned from holiday to their clubs 2 weeks more than other players. They approximately had less than 2 weeks training with their clubs. So it is normal if they (GLC, Romero, etc) were benched yesterday.

    Anyway Navas is one of la liga best right backs, bot sure if Montiel will get any significant minutes there.

  5. This season is the most important for our players for WC 2022 selection. To get into the team we need fit and in-form players more than just names. Beside Messi no one is untouchable. So players who won the Copa America should keep their form fitness. And players like Lamela, Dybala, Icardi, Buendia and Foyth should prove it this season. Past season wont matter in WC 2022. No matter how great they are.

    • For me I think Scaloni will keep most of the core that won the Copa but a few changes (Dybala, Senesi, left wing, Icardi if his idiot wife can be kept away) will be helpful

  6. I always knew this guy Lamela has what it takes to be great. I wished he made this move 4 years ago. I keep saying he has world-class skills. Hopefully, he can stay injury-free and play at a high level consistently.

    He is finally in a team that looks to pass him the ball and play one-twos with him. In Tottenham, he would constantly make runs in the box like a crazy rabbit waving for the pass but the ball would go to Kane, Son, Erickson, or even Lucas Moura.

    Lamela is a player that needs to express himself on the field with multiple touches.

  7. Good to see Coco in form but for now I will remain cautiously optimistic, the 2 seasons prior to the last, Coco started out with an insane form also and then fizzled (due to his never ending injuries). Still, it’s good to see him in form and away from that toxic, loser club.

    @ LM10ARG
    De Paul and Celso played a intense copa america not long ago and generally coaches opt to not start players off the bat like that.
    Sure Angel Correa started for Atletico, but remember he only played one match as opposed to De Paul who played 7 intense matches.
    Heck look at PSG, Paredes, Maria and Neymar didn’t play for that very reason.

    • Tottenham Hotspur and Argentina have history, a long and happy history, that our new signing begins to write a new chapter of.

      Spurs became the first club to play a foreign born player in the football league, Max Seeburg on 26th September 1908. He was a German who played the one Second Division game against Hull City and then moved on to Leyton Orient the following month. Thus the tradition of foreign born players begun.

      Erik Lamela is the latest in our association with Argentina, an association that began in 1909. Freshly signed from Roma this summer for £25.8 million, he is showing signs of finding his feet quickly and gives the impression that it won’t take him to long to adjust to the Premier League. A star is in the making who will be commanding a first team place sooner rather than later.

      Let’s not forget Lamela doesn’t speak any English so communication with the players is a problem, but he made an assist for the winner at Cardiff in only 15 minutes, created the first against Tromso with a delightful through ball for Defoe and got a full game under his belt against Aston Villa.
      He is certainly in contention for a place against Chelsea on the right where he looks most dangerous. He can dribble, he can shoot and he can pick out a pass as his assists in such limited game time already show.

      The 21 year-olds signing had me thinking about our Argentinian connection and the day we shook the world.

      In 1909 having finished second in the old Second Division (Championship today) and gained promotion we embarked on an end of season tour of Argentina and Uruguay, in the days where you went everywhere by boat so it was quite an undertaking. We played 7 matches in 19 days over there, winning 5, drawing 1 and losing 1. We drew 2-2 with Everton, beat the Uruguay League 8-0, beat Argentinos 1-0, beat Liga Argentina 4-1, lost to Everton 4-0, beat Rosario 9-0 and Alumini 5-0. We were to wait another 69 years for the next major connection between us.

      Argentina had just won the confetti World Cup in 1978 in front of their own fans, the images of a stadium full of confetti floating down will live on probably longer than any other image of that time. It serves as a reminder, a prompter for the recall of other memories, the blue and white stripped shirts, Mario Kempes finishing and the players with the trophy itself. Among these images a diminutive Argentinian Osvaldo Ardiles sticks in the mind.

      English football had only a couple of years earlier lifted the ban on foreign players playing over here and the few that had come from Europe were journeymen pro’s, nobody of any significance. Spurs changed all that.

      Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa wanted to play in England and were offered to Sheffield United just a few days after the World Cup final. Sheffield United couldn’t afford them and phoned our then manager Keith Burkinshaw. He interrupted a board meeting to get permission to fly to Argentina to sign the pair.

      The negotiations took 20 minutes, the pair cost £750,000. The world was stunned. It was described as the most sensational deal in British football history.Q
      Front page headlines recorded the incredible event, a ground breaking event. It led the 6 o’clock news bulletin.

      The World Cup Final was on the 25th June 1978, the papers told the world of their signing on July 11th. The World Cup was fresh in everyones mind and as an 18 year old Spurs fan I can tell you if you related this to today’s market, for shock value it was like we had just signed Lionel Messi. This sort of thing just didn’t happen in football.

      We all know what followed despite people thinking Ardiles was too small for the English game. He proved them wrong. Ricky Villa scored on his debt and of course scored what was voted as the Wembley Goal of the Century in the 1981 Cup Final replay.

      It was a pleasure to go and see Hoddle and Ardiles in the same team each week. Cups won, Villa wonder goals, it was a good time to be a Spurs fan. Ardiles revealed:

      “The idea was to play a few seasons and then return, but we never imagined the impact we would have. It’s said that our success paved the way for more foreign players to come to England, and there is some truth in that. “I believe the influx would have happened anyway, but our accomplishments accelerated that process.”

      Spurs Hoddle & Maradona
      In May 1986 Ossie Ardiles had a testimonial at White Hart Lane and the worlds best player agreed to play for his fellow Argentinian. Glenn Hoddle gave a certain Diego Maradona his number 10 shirt to wear. In front of a full house the team that night against Inter Milan was:

      Clemence (Jennings), Roberts (D. Thomas), Hughton, Mabbutt, Miller, Galvin (Samways), Ardiles (Waddle), Falco, Clive Allen, Maradona, Hoddle

      The Falklands War raised it’s ugly head and tensions rose so we loaned Ardlies out to PSG for the 1982-83 season while things calmed down and Ricky Villa left for Fort Lauderdale.

      In 1987 Ossie briefly took on the role of caretaker manager and then in 1993 he had a spell as our manager that didn’t turn out the way he had hoped. He brought Jurgen Klinnsman to the club but we had off field problems at the time and we parted company in 1994. Today Ossie is still an ambassador for the club and both he and Ricardo Villa are in our Hall of Fame.

      At the end of 1998 our association with Argentina continued in the shape of Under 21 international Mauricio Taricco who we bought from Ipswich Town. He was a tough tackling left-back who stayed with us until 2004. Prone to the odd error he was full of determination and commitment.

      In February 2013 the Tottenham Hotspur Argentina Supporters Club was born and now we have a new Argentinian in our ranks and a very talented one at that.
      Erik Lamela has arrived as a 21 year-old to wow a new generation of Spurs supporters, the way Ardiles and Villa wowed my generation.
      Federico Fazio
      Juan Foyth
      Paulo Gazzaniga
      Erik Lamela
      Giovani Lo Celso
      Mauricio Taricco
      Cristian Romero
      Osvaldo Ardiles
      Ricky Villa

      Here is some history for this toxic club if u are intrested, but my quess is that it won’t change the way u think about spurs which is Ok for me as everyone has total freedom to Express themselfs and talk about their feelings about what ever they are please to do so etc… no hard feelings at all just wanted to give u a different perspective and nothing on da personal level and hopefully u will not get offended because that is not my intention at all as i’m not posting for starting a war of words with someone rather more intresting about everyones post’s exept romance King’s aka what so ever name he uses…Saludos Ricky

        • Yes, el_principe ! Indeed i’ve allways been 1st fan of Argentina and never have supported any other team in the same way as i have for our beloved Albiceleste !

          2nd spurs been allways my one and only English team due to their early affairs with Argentina and because of my passed father basicly teached me everything of football and it’s history as same goes for my passed Grand dad who was fan Nottingham Forrest and Though Westham had once a great academy and i think they’ve got the best fan’s and best antem for the English team’s and every time there is Argentine player in any team from any of the european team’s i will allways support such teams as having Argentine players on their ranks !

          3rd after basicly of less than one month of the WC 1978 which was my first ever WC to see and during that WC I fell in love with our beloved Albiceleste as young boy and when Ardiles and Ricky Villa moved to spurs my passed away father who was allready spurs fan before that gave me my nickname which everyone Still use’s in my family and call’s me by that name, because my father made fell in love with Argentina at 1978 even before the final he as allways was more less for the German’s, but also liked other team’s which played differently or different kind of football than the German’s did like Argentina and also Uruguay we’re his favorite’s from SA ! And before the final i was so scared and did not allmost dare to watch as my heart was beating like a drum and sometime’s when the Dutch attacked i had to close down my eyes and pray that they won’t score and all my emotions as high as possible for only Argentina made my father to realize that before the extra time started he had help me by telling that he is pretty sure that Argentina will win, but if not i will just have accept it as sometime’s in football things don’t allways go your way etc… luckily he was right on that day and gave me a huge hug and gingratuled me and Argentina for their first WC ever and explained me that very long ago at the first’s world Cup’s ever been played Argentina had lost to Uruguay and that Uruguay had won 2 WC’s etc… and less in a month after when Ardiles Ricky Villa moved to Spurs he told me about it and was very exicited and made me even more exicited and then came the day when Ricky Villa scored on his debut for spurs and because my second name is Erik then since that day he allways called me as Ricky til’ the day he died ! So after 1978 it is been just straight forward only Argentina and Spurs even they won only 1 FA cup and 1 English league cup and when DIEGO moved to Barca, well then i got my Barca shirt with MARADONA at the back with number 10 and the after 1982 WC i was so down emotionally for Argentina and SPECIALKY for DIEGO, but after 4 yeær’s at 1986 in Mexico, WHAT A MAGICKAL MEMORY I GOT FROM OUR BELOVED ALBICELESTE AND OFFCOURSE FROM DIEGO AND THEN, YES FINALKY HE GOT OUT OF SOAIN AND BARCA AND STARTED TO PLAY IN NAPOLI AND FOR THAT AND FOR ALL THOSE YEARS HE PLAYED IN THERE AND EVEN AFTER THAT IN SEVILLA UNTIL THE VERY LAST GAME HE PLAYED I WILL ALLWAYS BE SO GRATEFULL FOR HIM GIVE THNX FOREVER TO HIM FOR GIVING ME SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES ABOUT HIM EVEN HIS LIFE WAS KIND OF STRUGGLE HE STILL MADE IT THROUGH WITH SO MANY DIFFICULITIES IN HIS LIFE ! But, beside only watching him i allways stayed as close as possible to our beloved Albiceleste and allways looked for other’s too and allways supported our beloved Albiceleste and i have had so many favorite players or should i rather say that all of my favorite players we’re allways Argentine player’s and honestly i did not care if their team’s they played around europe had succes or not rather i allways concentraded on our beloved Albiceleste which allways watching as young boy until now wake’s up something inside me that no other team in the world will or can’t give me such a special feeling as our beloved Albiceleste ! Offcourse Messi was great or even beyond that to see with Barca, but every time he played for Barca i hoped that he won’t get injured before Argentina’s next game and the same for other Argentine player’s playing with their european team and every time i had somehow acces to see River or any other Argentiinan team playing that was very special for me, because from 1978 til’ even now it is quite difficult for me to watch Argentine Premier or Copa libertadores and Copa Sud Americana and Recopa Sud Americana etc… even i have fanatiz as european version of it, but nowdays with my 2 kids i hardly have time to watch all those European teams where Argentine players are playing even i do follow new’s and result’s and watch game’s after they been played allready and also that is why Copa is so important for me as WC because normally they are played when my children have holiday from school and this year’s Copa i watched with them and we all enjoyed so much even they did not had to wait for 28 year’s as all the people Argentina and many member’s of Mundo Albiceleste and everyone who truly supports only Argentina ! And icing on the cake was that Denmark allmost made it to final and that Italy won since 2006 ! As For the Euro’s Denmark will allways be my favorite with Italy and Spain too little bit depending of who is coach and how they are playing and performing etc.. Because i lived in Denmark for allmost 10 year’s during the time my family lived in several places of Spain so in the WC if Argentina can’t get success i allways wish for Uruguay and after then for Denmark, Italy and Spain and also for some Afrikan country’s too specially for the Black Afcican countrie’s as they have had such Harsh treatment from the european Conquistadores as did the native’s from SA AND from middle and north too ! Beat Wishes Ricky

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