Argentine Champions League Preview: Matchday 1


Champions League matchday 1 begins today and there are 25 Argentine players taking part in the tournament this year.

Julián Álvarez and Manchester City will try to defend the trophy they won last season beginning today as they host Crvena zvezda. There are eight games on Tuesday and six on Wednesday. Here are the Argentine players in the Champions League this season:

Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Mauro Icardi (Galatasaray)
Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Federico Gattoni (Sevilla)
Erik Lamela (Sevilla)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
Walter Benítez (PSV)
Facundo Medina (RC Lens)
Giovanni Simeone (Napoli)
Ángel Di María (Benfica)
Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
Nicolás Capaldo (RB Salzburg)
Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
Ángel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
Taty Castellanos (Lazio)
Alexandro Bernabei (Celtic)
Luka Romero (AC Milan)
Marco Pellegrino (AC Milan)
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
Alex Vigo (Red Star Belgrade)
Alan Varela (FC Porto)
Mateo Tanlongo (FC Copenhagen)

Here are Tuesday’s games:

AC Milan (Luka Romero, Marco Pellegrino) vs. Newcastle

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. FC Porto (Alan Varela)

Manchester City (Julián Álvarez) vs. Crvena zvezda

Lazio (Taty Castellanos) vs. Atletico Madrid (Rodrigo De Paul, Ángel Correa, Nahuel Molina)

Young Boys vs. RB Leipzig

PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund


    • Before making that rush conclusion, Ajax inquired about Almada but Atlanta rejected it. The reason being MLS transfer window was not open and they couldn’t find a proper replacement. Locelso wanted to leave the club but Spurs refused since they consider him backup to James Madison.
      Let’s hope come January transfer, things work out quickly.

  1. Luka Romero has no chance in AC Milan. Him and Almada are classic examples that small-sized attacking central midfielders are almost impossible to survive in modern European football… You have to be as strong/phyisical as Kante with the similar work rate to be able to play CM in 433/442.

    • Romero is still young, but after Mallorca and Lazio this is the 3rd club where he spends time on the bench or stands. Not good for his development and confidence.

  2. Our some players can easily enter in the starting line up of city under pep. Romero, Otamendi. Two strong giants in the back is his preferred options. So these two are well adaptable. Also Otamendi a former player of him. Then Emi can start in the keeper department if he improves his passing skills and maintaining possession. Molina may be only as a sub due to his lack of concentration. Both acuna and tag and montiel cannot make it in his team even as a sub. Lisandro also may be as a sub. He doesn’t like short CBs. But chance to use as a defensive LB or 3rd CB if possible due to his great passing range. Paredes won’t make it in his squad. Macallister can easily make it as a sub and starting player in less important matches. Enzo can start but he has to rotate. Lautaro may be sub. Messi is sure and also di Maria. Lo celso can make it as a sub. But de Paul no chance. Julian still a sub if he prefers a proper 9.

  3. One game is not enough to judge a world cup winner. We were criticizing PERRONE for not getting chance in city. I saw Las Palmas vs Sevilla. He was brought in the 2nd half. There has been vast difference in his confidence. He was playing so confidently, took 2 shots but were not on Target. I am very worried for VALENTINE BARCO. If he comes to city he may be a bench warmer. Because reputed clubs never do any favour to the ARGENTINA players. Now a days by the grace of God ARGENTINE PLAYERS play better for their country than their clubs. ENZO, MAC ALLISTER are prime example of that .

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