Marcos Senesi of Feyenoord makes UEFA Conference League final

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Marcos Senesi of Feyenoord has qualified for the UEFA Conference League final.

Senesi is the only Argentine to qualify for any of the three major UEFA tournaments this season. Those three being the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League.

Feyenoord eliminated Marseille in the semi finals and will play AS Roma.

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  1. 26 man squad
    Forward
    1. Messi
    2. Lautaro
    3. Dimaria
    4. Dybala
    5. Nico g
    6. Angel correa
    7. Joachin correa/Alvares/Alario/Gio Simeone/Ocampos
    Mid
    1. Di paul
    2. Paredes
    3. Lo celso
    4. Guido
    5. Papu
    6 & 7. Buendia/Enzo F/Mccalister/palacios/Dominguez/Lanzini
    Df:
    1. Romero
    2. Acuna
    3. Ottamendi
    4. Molina
    5. Licha m
    6. Pezella
    7. Tagliafico
    8. Montiel
    9. Foyth
    Gk
    1. Dybu m
    2. Musso
    3. Armani/rulli/ledesma/benitez.

  2. Lautaro is one of the best strikers in the world right now, without any doubt. We may don’t have the monsters in the striker position as we used to with the names of Batistuta, Crespo, Caniggia, Kempes, aguero etc but our attack is still among the best in the world. The likes of Lautaro, Di Maria, Nico, Correas, Ocampos and young prospects such as Alvarez still make our attack world class. A good, compact and hardworking midfield with the likes of De Paul (undoubtly world class at least for me), Lo Celso, Paredes, Papu, Guido, Nico Domingez, a compact and good defence with Romero (world class), Licha, Otamendi, Acuna, Molina, Montiel and a world class goalkeeper such as Emi consist one of the best squads in the world.

    We may dont have the hottest names as we used to but we have a team full of grit, playing like a well oiled machine and this makes us a contender at least to me.

  3. Most Saves 🙌 by a Goalkeeper in La Liga 🇪🇸 in 2021/22 season:

    103 – Jeremias Ledesma 🇦🇷
    103 – Luis Maximiano 🇵🇹
    88 – Diego Lopez 🇪🇸
    85 – Thibaut Courtois 🇧🇪
    81 – Matias Dituro 🇦🇷

  4. Most Fouls drawn by a player in top European leagues in 2021/22 season:

    108 – Wilfred Zaha 🇨🇮
    107 – Nabil Fekir 🇨🇵
    102 – Nico Gonzalez 🇦🇷
    101 – Bruno Guimaraes 🇧🇷
    Silently Nico Gonzalez having a great season

  5. Pace is only one attribute of a central defender and as a matter of fact the lack of it is not a big deal as long as a defender positions himself properly. It’s also a problem if a team plays a high defensive line a la Bacelona, Ajax or Manchester City. Quick defenders are also preferred in a back 3 formation, especially if they are LCB and RCB.

    Versatility is normally a significant factor when selecting players for a tournament. That’s why Foyth has a decent chance of getting included.

    Other players that can play in a number of positions are Nico Gonzalez and Ocampos, both can play LB and RB respectfully and in fact Nico did play as a LB for us once and did reasonably well.

    Montiel can also play a CB and a DM, although he almost never did that apart from maybe a handful of games at River.

    Pezzella has been quietly decent for Betis lately and played his part in them winning Copa Del Rey. He also did not give Scaloni a reason to drop him and was mostly solid when called upon. He’s not an elite defender by any stretch but can do the job. Senesi needs to move to a better club this summer and establish himself as a starter and maybe his stock will go up. I would welcome him at Napoli.

    • Slow defender is good for only for defensive teams. In attacking team cb also joins the attack but if you are slow ur always susceptible to counter attacks. A deep defensive block is ideal for senesi that’s why scaloni doesn’t pick him as we r pragmatic but still an attacking side we r not like a super defensive team

      • I am not sure Senesi is significantly different in that regard from Pezzella and Quarta, both of him are not exactly fast either. On the other hand, a left-footed player like Senesi especially with his passing skills can be very valuable when we need to dominate possession against teams that park the bus. We are likely to encounter a few teams that might park the bus against us.

  6. Two clubs from Europe have made offers for Enzo Fernàndez, and they are from Spain and France. These clubs don’t mind paying his release clause of 20 million, but the player will stay with River Plate and finish the Copa Libertadores campaign

    • LMQ isn’t the competition though, it’s big Pezz.

      26 squad, 9 defenders:
      LB: Tagliafico, Lisandro, Acuna
      CB: Otamendi, Romero, Pezzela
      RB: Foyth, Montiel, Molina

      Unless i’m missing someone obvious, all 3 endlessly debated RB’s are in. For CB, we have 3 preferred players with Romero, Ota and Pezz + Lisandro and Foyth are also options at LCB or RCB.

      The biggest gulf in sub quality is RCB –

      LB: Acuna—–> Tagliafico / Lisandro
      LCB: Otamendi—–> Lisandro / Tagliafico
      RCB: Romero—–> Pezzela / Foyth
      RB: Molina / Montiel / Foyth (Battle of RBs)

        • i don’t really like Big Pezz either but Scaloni clearly prefers him. Maybe Senesi will get a chance next round but until now, Scaloni’s choices are clear.

          For Lisandro at LB, Acuna and Tagliafico are ahead but Lisandro is an option if those 2 are unable to play.

        • I highly doubt Scaloni will drop Montiel.

          Also putting aside the issue that Senesi and Medina are both left footed vs Pezz = right footed, i dont think Scaloni has yet to show any desire to pick them instead.

          For now, I’d bet on those 9 until there is a proof of alternatives.

        • it’s impossible to take senesi, medina and licha cuz all of them are left footer non of the can play rcb
          Therefore it’s better to have a righ footer defender who occasionally can play as lcb. Pezzella, Otamendi and foyth can all play lcb despite been righ footer but not left footer players in this case.

      • Chori
        “26 squad, 9 defenders:
        LB: Tagliafico, Lisandro, Acuna
        CB: Otamendi, Romero, Pezzela
        RB: Foyth, Montiel, Molina”
        If is 26 this is more than realistic, I’m sure all of them will go world Cup if no injury.. licha martinez is lcb as trade but he can play left if needed, him and foyth are both verstile can play various positions.

  7. I watched the game yesterday and realize he can be very useful coming off the bench for US . Let’s say Cuti pick up a Yellow card with one Goal advantage he the type of player that can come in and hold is grown against a fast pace winger

  8. At least he is better than Pezzella and LMQ
    Romero,Otamendi, Martinez,Senesi, Acuna, Tagliafico, Molina, Foyth. These 8 players should be in the world cup.

    If not this world cup Otamendi and Tagliafico will be any how replaced by Senesi and Franco Carboni in 2026.