The Champions League group stage kicks off on Tuesday and there are 13 players, one of which is injured, which could start the matches.
European football’s biggest club competition starts on Tuesday and for some Argentine players, it could be a debut in the competition. A total of 25 Argentine players are in the competition this season as matches start on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi is now flying solo at PSG as the only Argentine representative in the Champions League. He will be up against Ángel Di María, who is injured, Leandro Paredes and Matías Soulé of Juventus. For Paredes, it’s a game against his former club.
In the same group, Nicolás Otamendi and Enzo Fernández are against Maccabi Haifa. Otamendi and Enzo’s Benfica are heavy favorites to win the game.
It could be a Champions League debut for Julián Álvarez as Manchester City are away to Sevilla on Tuesday. For Sevilla, they have four Argentine players in Marcos Acuña, Gonzalo Montiel, Erik Lamela and Papu Gómez.
Nicolás Capaldo and RB Salzburg host Milan in their group. Capaldo is the only Argentine of the four teams in Group E this season.
Alexandro Bernabei and Celtic host the reigning European champions Real Madrid. Bernabei joined Celtic during the transfer window from Lanús and this would be a Champions League debut for him.
Here are the matches involving Argentine players in the Champions League on Tuesday:
PSG (Lionel Messi) vs. Juventus (Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Matías Soulé)
Benfica (Nicolás Otamendi, Enzo Fernández) vs. Maccabi Haifa
Sevilla (Marcos Acuña, Gonzalo Montiel, Erik Lamela, Papu Gómez) vs. Manchester City (Julián Álvarez)
RB Salzburg (Nicolás Capaldo) vs. AC Milan
Celtic (Alexandro Bernabei) vs. Real Madrid