Argentine Champions League Preview, Matchday 2: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez


The second week of the Champions League begins in a few hours with Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa, Lisandro Martinez and Nicolas Tagliafico all taking part in the early matches on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi is back in the PSG squad as he, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi are all included for PSG when they play Manchester City. Angel Di Maria is serving a suspension. Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Correa along with coach Diego Simeone play Milan after their 0-0 draw in the first match against FC Porto.

Still no Agustin Marchesin for FC Porto, who is recovering from his surgery in Tuesday’s other match involving Argentine players.

On Wednesday, the five Argentine players at Sevilla will be looking for their first win in the Champions League when they play Wolfsburg. Juan Musso, who has been called up to the Argentina national team along with Jose Luis Palomino play Young Boys while Nicolas Capaldo and RB Salzburg play Lille.

Paulo Dybala was the only Argentine to score in the first week in the Champions League as he misses out due to injury for Juventus as they play away vs. Chelsea. Nicolas Otamendi and Benfica play FC Barcelona who are without Sergio Aguero.

Juan Foyth, who is in the Argentina squad for October’s World Cup qualifiers and Geronimo Rulli play Manchester United, the team they played in the final of the Europa League when they lifted the trophy. Here are the Argentine players in the Champions League:

Atletico Madrid: Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa
Villarreal: Juan Foyth, Geronimo Rulli
Inter: Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa
PSG: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi
FC Barcelona: Sergio Aguero
Juventus: Paulo Dybala
Sevilla: Lucas Ocampos, Erik Lamela, Marcos Acuña, Papu Gomez, Gonzalo Montiel
FC Porto: Agustín Marchesín
Ajax: Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico
Atalanta: Juan Musso, Jose Luis Palomino
Benfica: Nicolas Otamendi
RB Salzburg: Nicolas Capaldo

Tuesday’s matches with Argentine players:

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Inter (Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa)

Ajax (Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico) vs. Besiktas

AC Milan vs. Atletico Madrid (Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Correa)

PSG (Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi) vs. Manchester City

FC Porto (Agustín Marchesín) vs. Liverpool


Atalanta (Juan Musso, Jose Luis Palomino) vs. Young Boys

Wolfsburg vs. Sevilla (Lucas Ocampos, Erik Lamela, Marcos Acuña, Papu Gomez, Gonzalo Montiel)

RB Salzburg (Nicolas Capaldo) vs. Lille

Juventus (Paulo Dybala) vs. Chelsea

Benfica (Nicolas Otamendi) vs. FC Barcelona (Sergio Aguero)

Manchester United vs. Villarreal (Juan Foyth, Geronimo Rulli)


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