Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, all 25 Argentine players in UEFA Champions League


Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and 23 more Argentine players have qualified for the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League.

A total of 25 Argentine’s will take part in the Champions League this season with not one having qualified for the final last season. Spain boasts the most Argentine players in this season’s tournament with eight players.

In France, it’s Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi and Leonardo Balerdi but that could become two less. Leandro Paredes is being linked with a move to Juventus with Mauro Icardi linked with a move away from France.

Julián Álvarez could make his Champions League debut with Manchester City. The Argentine scored for City in their 3-3 draw vs. FC Barcelona on Wednesday. Cristian Romero will want to continue his good form with Tottenham Hotspur.

Ángel Di María is the only Argentine in Italy who has won the Champions League. He and 19 year old Matías Soulé are with Juventus with Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Correa with Inter. Gio Simeone has signed with Napol and will be part of the tournament.

Sevilla have five Argentine players with them. Lucas Ocampos, Marcos Acuña, Gonzalo Montiel, Erik Lamela and Papu Gómez are part of the club.

Rodrigo De Paul, Ángel Correa and Nahuel Molina will be coached by Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. Lucas Alario joined Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt with Exequiel Palacios at Bayer Leverkusen.

Nicolás Capaldo is the only Argentine in Austria with RB Salzurg as is Alexandro Bernabei with Celtic in Scotland. Benfica have both Nicolás Otamendi and Enzo Fernández.

The draw for the UEFA Champions League takes place on Thursday. Here is the full list of Argentine players in the Champions League this season:

PSG: Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi
Marseille: Leonardo Balerdi
Manchester City: Julián Álvarez
Tottenham Hotspur: Cristian Romero
Juventus: Ángel Di María, Matías Soulé
Inter: Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa
Napoli: Gio Simeone
Sevilla: Lucas Ocampos, Marcos Acuña, Gonzalo Montiel, Erik Lamela, Papu Gómez
Atletico Madrid: Rodrigo De Paul, Ángel Correa, Nahuel Molina
Eintracht Frankfurt: Lucas Alario
Bayer Leverkusen: Exequiel Palacios
RB Salzburg: Nicolás Capaldo
Celtic: Alexandro Bernabei
Benfica: Nicolás Otamendi, Enzo Fernández


    • Ten Hag already said jn the beginning of the season that Garnacho is an exciting player for the future. They also will buy Antony. Their AM/winger/forwards are stacked. If Garnacho stays he would likely play at Carabao cup or FA cup only. I agree he should ask for a loan. The likes of Bournemouth could be good.

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