Future Manchester City player Julián Álvarez scores six goals for River Plate in 8-1 win


Julián Álvarez scored an impressive six goals for River Plate in their 8-1 win vs. Alianza Lima.

Álvarez made history as he became only the second player ever to score six goals in a Copa Libertadores match. The last player to score six was Juan Carlos Sanchez back in 1985 for Club Blooming.

The Argentine also became the first ever River Plate player to score six goals in one match. He would make it 1-0 with a pass from Santiago Simón and a pass into the goal to give River the 1-0 lead.

River’s second was another assist by Simón with a cross into the penalty area and a diving Alvarez got his foot on the ball and scored. But the third goal got the entire stadium erupting.

He would receive the ball outside of the penalty area and he would place the ball into the bottom corner of the goal to give River the 3-0 lead. At 3-0, he would pressure the goalkeeper, steal the ball from him and score.

And with only 57 minutes played, the 22 year old would chip the ball into the goal. His last goal of the match was a dribble into the penalty area and a goal with his left foot.


  1. I have been following the transfer news daily. I find it strange that many world class teams who need central defenders almost none of them are linked with Lisandro Martinez.

    Licha had an excellent season. He is a key player for Ajax and was amazing statistically. MU wad briefly linked with him but MU seem to want other defenders instead of him.

    So far these clubs who need central defender are linked with:

    MU: Pau Torres, Bastoni, Licha (maybe just a rumour)
    Spurs: Bastoni, Pau Torres.
    Inter: Bremer (if they sell Bastoni)
    Chelsea: Bastoni, Bremer
    Arsenal: Saliba

    Hope someone will want Licha. Ajax is good but Ajax is a transition team where you sell yourself in order to play for a bigger team in the future. Maybe size really matters for those European teams.

    • World Cup will be his high point. Im sure otamendi and Romero cant play whole world cup without injuries and suspension lisandro will eventually play prove himself and will become prime target for big clubs. Just like before Cruyff came to barca every one in spain used to believe u can’t play football if u short and thin. Thn perception changed. Lisandro if was 6 ft tall every club would have already behind him. Even in this forum many members doubt him because of his height and scaloni also doubtful about him because of his height thats unfortunate

  2. I think all the current players selected in midfield looks different responsibilities. No one can be a good substitute for locelso.Todays football is different when considering creativity,but sometimes current football games deserves some creative display in midfield.its a must. When an emergency arise in the mid of a tournmnt Scaloni need to turn Messi’s help. It will hurt and affect teams total outing.No other options are 50% short..Need one classic Midfldr before WC in Arg.team..

  3. Marcos Senesi among the Feyenoord players in the final against Rome:

    ➜ 1st in touches [114]
    ➜ 1st in recoveries [15]
    ➜ 1st in duels won [8/11]
    ➜ 1st in passes completed [90]
    ➜ 1st in pass completed [5/8]
    ➜ 1st in long passes completed [9]
    This shows stats sometimes can be misleading

  4. Guardiola is one of those coaches who gives chance to youngsters. Hope it is the case with Julian. In order to do that, they need to get rid of 1-2 players.

    According to Romano the one likely to be out is Gabriel Jesus who asks to leave. Alvarez would be a perfect replacement for Gabriel.

    Man if Pep can make Julian a decent player, that’s gonna be huge for our future especially Messi and Di Maria are getting closer to retirement. I really hope he will replace Joaquin Correa as Scaloni’s main Lautaro’s back up. I think Pep is gonna like Julian as Pep likes versatile players.

  5. Yes he can make an impact even with the presence of halland. Pep always try to make his players shift their positions. So pep can make halland and Alvarez to play in the same 11. Alvarez can also play as a winger. Another positive for alvarez is in city the wingers role is not that much complicated due to their superior possession game. He should go for it if available.

  6. Good news is that..ManCity got many loan requests for Alvarez but rejected all. They are going to use him for the coming season. Great 👍

  7. Alvarez going to be a big player if he’s going to play like this. He has all types of finishes. Great for Argentina. Hope Pep will give him chance and improve further.
    BTB, anyone scored 6 goals in a international competition..?

  8. Remember the name Gianluca Prestianni of Velez Satisfied debuted against Estudiante in copa liberators. He played for 17 minutes and he is only 16 year old. Youngest ever debutant after Sergio Aguero and played in same position as Eden Hazard and he is master of dribbling, trickery, shooting. Please look his 17th minutes debut in YouTube. I’m uploaded here that video but it’s deleted by website.

    • I don’t believe in Velez players ceturion,ricky alvarez,romero ,almada,canteros,Augusto Fernández, Santiago Cáseres, maxi Morales all failed to reach their potential

      • You can’t pick and choose the ones that failed to make your point. What about Otamendi and Dominguez? Not even all of the ones you mentioned were from the Velez youth setup, Centurion has almost nothing to do with Velez and was practically kicked out of there

  9. Can we play both lautaro and alvarez?? 4-3-1-2 maybe.
    Molina Romero lisandro acuna
    Depaul enzo guido/paredes
    Lautaro Alvarez
    Subs-locelso, papu, nico, dimaria, otamendi, foyth, tagliafico

  10. Double hattrick wow… 6 goals is very impressive at 22, in an international tournament at that, even if it’s against a poor Alianza Lima. Good confidence boost going into Finalissima where his finishing could be crucial in 2nd half

    Should be clear backup for Lautaro and post WC contender for starting spot. For now Toro is the obvious first choice as he’s our highest goalscorer under Scaloni
    J Correa has been given enough chances and been disappointing. Thanks for the winning goal in Bolivia but that was 1.5 years ago

    • out of cuti,lisandro,pezzella,otamendi,sensi,acuna,tagalifico,molina ,montiel and foyth,9 will go and i am pretty happy about our defence.in case of forwards, these five are going messi,lautaro,di maria,nico gonzalez and alvarez.Out of dybala ,a correa and j correa,2 will go,but we are a bit thin on left side.looking for some option on left side of attack?.with respect to midfield 5 select themselves(rdp,guido,paredes,lo celso and pappu).this leaves 2 places where we need appropriate back up for rdp and lo celso. the 2 midfield spots are very crucial for the balance of the team.

      • I have doubt regarding molina’s defensive capabilities in big games plus otamendi if he is our starting cb thn we can suffer in left side as i don’t think acuna is that strong defensively. Our main weakness is fullbacks that is a major concern. Foyth can solve it somewhat but his attacking contribution is close to nil

        • molina has to be used for park the bus kind of team. our fullbacks are better than all teams except brazil and england. france has huge issues with respect to its midfield and germany defence sucks. we have the backup for otamendi as well if correct defenders are selected.

          • Spain also has better fullbacks than us i believe. France is kind of you score 3 i score 4 kind of team. Germany is Germany they have a wonderful coach in hansi flick so they will be alright.

          • germany have the coach but not the players for world cup. they can go out in first round itself. spain results with respect to goal does not show that their fullbacks are effective. for france varne, pogba kante are all out of form. let us see how they perform.

  11. All 6 goals are different which makes it even more impressive.

    Close range
    Tap in
    Long range
    Rounding the GK
    Chipping the GK
    Solo run

    Lautaro probably started to sweat.

  12. Bravo!!! I’m excited to see him working with Pep at City. But despite this historic showing he is still behind Joaquin Correa as Lautaro’s sub…. For now.

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