Today starts the Champions League with the participation of 24 Argentine footballers, 2 coaches and some curiosities. With the renewed illusion of Lionel Messi at the head, they will seek to be protagonists in the main club tournament in Europe. Not everyone dreams of winning the Orejona, but they surely hope to compete against the best teams and go as far as possible.
Messi is the flag and the great football reference of a group of players, who with some exceptions, are regularly called up to the Argentine National Team by Lionel Scaloni. The best Argentines will be in the 2021/2022 edition of the Champions League.
The team with the most Argentine footballers will be Sevilla: Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Ocampos, Marcos Acuña, Alejandro Gómez, Erik Lamela. PSG also reaches five counting Mauricio Pochettino, one of the two coaches who will be in the competition (the other is Diego Simeone at Atlético Madrid). Precisely the French team is one of the great candidates to win the title for the first time in its history and has on the squad Lionel Messi, Angel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi.
The great absentee of the soccer players who usually start the Argentine team is Emiliano Martinez. Draw plays at Aston Villa and is not classified in any European competition. In the same club is Emiliano Buendía.
Other Argentines who are part of the National Team and will not play the Champions League will be Nahuel Molina in Udinese, Cristian Romero and Gio Lo Celso and Tottenham, Germán Pezzella and Guido Rodríguez in Betis, Exequiel Palacios at Bayer Leverkusen and Nicolás González and Lucas Martínez Quarta en Fiorentina.
The list of the 26 Argentines
Paris Saint Germain: Lionel Messi, Angel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi. DT: Mauricio Pochettino.
Sevilla: Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Ocampos, Marcos Acuña, Alejandro Gómez, Erik Lamela.
Barcelona: Sergio Aguero
Atlético de Madrid: Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Correa. DT: Diego Simeone.
Villarreal: Gerónimo Rulli and Juan Foyth
Inter: Lautaro Martínez, Facundo Colidio and Joaquín Correa.
Juventus: Paulo Dybala.
Atalanta: Juan Musso and José Palomino.
Porto: Agustín Marchesín.
Benfica: Nicolás Otamendi.
Ajax: Lisandro Martínez, Nicolás Tagliafico.
Messi’s gesture with a baby in Belgium
Open mouth and a “¡Oh!” that said it all. The image of the child whom Lionel Messi He signed an autograph this morning on the arrival of the PSG delegation to Belgium for tomorrow’s debut against Bruges, for the UEFA Champions League, it is one of those that are worth more than a thousand words.
Messi signs an autograph for a PSG boy in Belgium.
Messi was on the way from the plane to the bus that would deposit the footballers of the French club in a hotel, when he noticed the presence of a boy of about 12 years old, with a PSG badge and a pen in hand. To see it, the little one couldn’t believe it, Even less when he approached him and the emotion was definitive when La Pulga took the pen and signed an autograph that left the boy who will never forget this day stunned.