Paulo Dybala scores for Juventus in 3-1 friendly win vs. Atalanta

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Paulo Dybala scored for Juventus in their 3-1 win vs. Atalanta.

Dybala’s ending his pre-season in good form as Serie A kicks off next weekend. After a less than stellar season last time around, the 27 year old will look to turn things around and get back into the Argentina national team.

A counter attack by Juventus ended with Chiesa playing a low cross into the penalty area and Dybala with a finish to give Juventus the 1-0 lead.

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  1. Alan Velasco played phenomenally good vs Rosario Central, 11 successful dribbles, 4 key passes, 2 assistst, through balls. Velasco, Facundo Farias, Thiago Almada and Nicolas Castro are the best argentine dribblers in AFA, all are young and talented, just avoid them from MLS to improve.

    • Alan Velasco is sometimes criticized by Independiente fans for not being consistent. Some games he will play like this and others he offers little and makes mistakes. Hopefully it is just because he is young. The good thing is that Falcioni keeps on trusting him and plays him as a starter nearly every game. It is great he gets so many minutes at his age. I think he should stay a few more seasons in Argentina

  2. When I didn’t see Allison Becker in Brazil’s copa 2021, that’s a big release. Ederson is decent but not world class.

    Pep tend to have some preference on some particular players. He also likes Jesus over World class Aguero. These and his over-complicated tactical thinking made him failed to ever win a Champion League since Barca’s days.

  3. For me Angel Correa and Papu Gomez are best for LW in Argentina. Buendia should play in midfield role either in place of Lo Celso or De Paul and give them competition for the spot. Buendia can also be tried in LW too.
    This time it looks like no Argentine player going to waste World Cup chance and by the way who the hell does not want to win WC with Messi. There is good headache for Scaloni.
    I think Dybla Icardi Angel Correa Emi Buendai Papu Gomez should always be in the team. Midfield and Attacking department will be stocked full with talented player if Scaloni rightly choose players. Just in defence some good reliable back up players are needed.

  4. Lo Celso and Cuti Romero made their debut today. Hotspur beat the mighty defending champ and the CL runner up, Manchester City.

    The future looks really bring for the Hotspur as the next 2 weeks they should bring more new players.

    Lo Celso played around 15 minutes and did pretty well, he looked dangerous anytime he touched the ball. He did not just do back pass, he tried to make something happen.

    Cuti who just joined the club not long ago played just 4 minutes, but again it was a tactical brilliant from Nuno Santo as he introduced Romero when they needed defending.

    Ederson? Lol… The perfect definition of the word
    O-V-E-R-R-A-T-E-D

    • Spurs actually have a decent squad (outside of a couple problem areas) and a good amount of depth. It is good that they got Nuno because they need a good coach to get the most out of the squad. The future for them is looking good. It was not a great fit with Mou

      • Yes, after Poch was sacked by Levi Mou did not do any good, but Ok now we got Poch at PSG and Nuno in Spurs so win win situation again for our beloved Albiceleste ! I think if Levi would have not sacked Poch he would have forsure continued with spurs and i think he may return as one day back to Spurs after he get’s tired of his super PSG ! Because Poch allways so bringing and raising young local and foreign talent !

        • He just returned from holiday 2 weeks ago. He needs more match fitness. He is very highly rated in the Spurs. He will be a starter. So far 4 midfielders win Nuno Santo favor for 3 spots: Skipp (DM), Hojbjerg (DM), Dele Alli (MC), and Lo Celco (MC). Ndombele is out of rotation. Others will be sold.

    • Yes, good on ya Spurs ! And great news that Nuno allready gave minutes to both Lo Celso and Cuti ! Just wishing for more Argentine signings for spurs because their bound to Argentina is a massive as it is actually to whole English Football bringing in the” FIRST FOREIGN PLAYER TO ENGLAND” here is the story if u are intrested or maybe u allready know this, but if not enjoy it as Spurs fan if i understood your previous post’s right ? And sorry if i was mistaken then i will apoligize deeply ! Anyhow here is some history between Argentina and Tottenham Hotspur’s :
      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

  5. U wanna know who is overrated? Ederson.
    Son Heung Min just made him like a fool. Not even diving to save the ball.

    In copa America, Di Maria made him like a fool.
    The real foolish and overrated is Ederson, NOT Emi Martinez.

    Put Emi today in City uniform, Son wouldn’t have scored that goal.

    Put Ederson in Aston Villa uniform, they would still have lost 3-2 yesterday.

  6. Correa with a nice goal.

    For ESPN commentators, i was very happy and surprised to see the one and only – Zabaleta! He now lives in Barcelona so we’ll get to see plenty of hm. I actually thought we would see Zabaleta part of coaching staff first but i’ll take it! Anyway, for commenting, his addition is not only great, but necessary balance to the shit hater Alejandro Moreno.

      • He will eventually. Copa was not the right place for experiment. Both correa and nico Gonzalez are very talented. Bt i have a question can correa play in a left sided midfield if someone is injured or out of form??

        • I remember that he played for Argentina in the left side of a 4-2-3-1 before, don’t remember how it worked out or how many times he played like that but it seems possible

        • No he can’t, sadly. He played on the left against Brazil (all the way back in the 2018 friendly) and then against Germany (2-2 friendly in 2019) and he was AWFUL!
          Correa can play in multiple positions on the right hand side, his natural position is no.11 i.e. support striker, where he can create space for the main striker. He can also play as a RFW and RM (in a 4-4-2 system).
          Very versatile, excellent technique, hard working, I see Angel as an important utility player but not a starter.

          • Okay thanks for refreshing my memory for me, I remember him playing there but no idea how he played. And yes I agree I don’t see room for him as a consistent starter but I think should be utilized more as a sub or to start less important games to rest other players. Would have liked to see more of him in Copa

          • 2019 was a long time ago. He did well in his sole game at Copa and Correa has improved and is a more consistent. Last season he did great and is off to bang this season. He’ll make a serious case for himself with consistency so i hope he’s given more opportunities. Besides, if Nico is good enough to start, then Correa is too, no doubt.

            Unless im forgetting someone, his competition on the right is Di Maria, Ocampos, and Buendia (who many are saying should be midfield). I think he’s got a shot at starting….

  7. And there we go again. League fanboys writing off players like Buendia after one fucking match in a new club !
    Seriously ! Its hard to predict anything before we are in at least 5 matches into each league !
    Let the leagues warm up.

  8. Very dissapointing performance from buendia yesterday. With this level of play he will not be selected and i was thinking he will be the player who would make our midfield stronger. Why can’t we produce talents like pedri in midfield its baffling once we used to produce quality midfielders a lot and now we struggle to produce a single one if locelso depaul palacios gets injured who will take their spot?? Romero is young don’t think scaloni will consider him

    • Few days ago you think buendia is better player than lo celso and now..😀
      Cool bro..1 good/ bad match does not tell the future of the plyers

  9. Tagliafico is the player who was very underrated in this Copa America win he was very good in crucial moments or whenever he got called in the pitch. He had just one bad game either in Qualifier or Copa but he was great in crucial moments in Semi final and in final. His positioning looked better than before.

  10. Such harsh treatment on our gaich. CSKA Moscow didn’t register him and now want him out.

    From developmental perspective I’m quite glad that he will finally see out of Russia. It’s simply not the best place to develop one’s talent and more worse is if one stalls and build a comfort zone for himself.

    Now gaich will have to find himself a club. Leeds are the frontrunners here, although they had already made an offer last week which was rejected by CSKA. But now it’s all clear and he will finally be able to join other team for BETTER.

    • Yes, nothing against Russia personally or the russian people living in there, but knowing their history specially since the Bolsevik’s assasinated the last Tsar Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov[d] (18 May [O.S. 6 May] 1868 – 17 July 1918), known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer,[e] was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917. Well, after that came the Soviet Union Era and was bad specially during Stalin’s time and lasted until the wall Berlin was broken down !

      And now either u agree with their goverment or if u do not well then ” Siberia is calling at ya’” as it’s been famous for it’s prison’s and for the birth place of the ” Vor ” which nowdays called as member of russian mob or several mob’s etc…, but also offcourse at the time Tsar’s Siberia was as famous as it nowdays for it’s prison’s and prisoner’s etc…

      So Yes life in general is very hard there if u are not in a right posession and that posession can allways change at anytime so also i do really like Argentine players going there even the russian’s can play football and once were very good at it but, most famous players from Soviet time are actually from Ukraine and specially area of Kiev ia famous for not only for football, but for many things as name ” RUS ” coming or been created in this area by different tribe’s who used live there and fight each other until the Swedish Viking’s conquered the whole area and quickly learnt that by staying in power they had to unite all those different tribe’s fighting each other as a one which is nowdays more commonly known as ”Kievan Rus” : It was after 840 that Scandanavian Vikings—who were known in Eastern Europe as “Varangians” or “Rus”—established Viking rule over Slavic tribes in what came to be called Kievan Rus. At first, the region was divided between three noble brothers.

      And even before the Viking

      Vikings founded Kievan Rus in the mid-9th century, but Scandanavian settlements in Eastern Europe actually date back to at least A.D. 750. This is when pre-Viking-Age Scandanavians likely settled the northwestern Russian town of Staraya Ladoga (or “Old Ladoga”), across Lake Ladoga from what is now Finland. One of the artifacts archaeologists have unearthed from the city is a talisman with the face of Odin, the Norse god of war.

      “The early Scandinavians were particularly attracted to Ladoga by the appearance of Islamic silver coins or dirhams there,” writes scholar Thomas S. Noonan. “The regular flow of Islamic dirhams from Russia to Scandinavia via Ladoga began in the early ninth century and is further evidence of a Viking presence in Ladoga long before 840.”

      Kievan Rus which is what Russian goverment is after trying so hard to get it back to them as they think it is their true heritage and most propably don’t even know that actually this mighty Kievan Rus Empire was established by their old Enemy as Swedish Vikings with who they later on fought i dont even
      can’t count how many war’s against each other afterwords etc…so no wonder everything is completly mess in there even nowdays they are Still fighting about it with Ukraine and don’t even realize that they do not have any real heritage toKievan Rus at all instead being herited much more from other slavic tribe’s, so Yes indeed another hilarious never ending story about the glory which does not even belongbto them and was orginally created by mostly Swedish Vikings as the name ”Rus ” referrss to an Swedish Viking etc…

      So yeah, as soon u can get out of there the better it will be for Albiceleste players and the whole Albiceleste team !

  11. Argentina should incorporate tall, fast and physical centre forwards. At best we have both alario and icardi who fits that bill but out of these two icardi is clearly the best.

    But scaloni should now call up girotti and gaich, it’s time for him to unleash them.
    A tall and physical centre forward is very much necessary to bulldoze and terrorise the opposition defense.

    • I’m happy to hear u have jumped on the Spurs Bank Wagon ! I miss Pablo D who been old spurs fan and was if remember right on present when Ricky Villa won them their last major trophy as the FA CUP ! 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. Come on ya’ spurs ! And all the best to Pablo D where ever u are based at the moment, because from last time i talked with u it’s quite some time and during then u were based at New Zealand where i would love to visit one day if this blody Covid would end !

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