Highlights: Luciano VIETTO and Mauro ICARDI score

Luciano Vietto

Luciano VIETTO and Mauro ICARDI both scored for their clubs in pre-season friendly matches.

Luciano VIETTO, who only recently joined Sevilla, scored his first goal for the club. Pressuring and winning the ball back, VIETTO runs through on goal and scored with a shot in the top corner in their 2-0 win against Granada.

Mauro ICARDI scored his first of the pre-season in Inter Milan’s 4-1 loss against Bayern Munich. ICARDI was straight through on goal and made no mistake sliding it past the goalkeeper.

33 Comments

  1. travis

    when i look how easy and how so calm of icardi scoring the goal although it’s just a friendly….this makes me sad, because higuain had the similar chance against chile, and he can’t score.
    all around now, every fans in the world regards him as a choker, and he is our most famous number 9.
    i talk to a friend yesterday and i said to him about how he should watch the teams such as sevilla, west ham and juventus because our most young talented players are there and he immediately cracking a joke about higuain, this make me so mad and angry at pipita and the coaches who keep brought him in the team.
    pipita really make me as an argentina fans looks stupid.
    i used to love pipita so much back then even in 2014, but today i am officially not a higuain fan anymore, and i don’t want him in the nt, now, future or ever.

    ALBICELESTE NEW NUMBER 9 = MAURO ICARDI.

    1. travis

      TO HIGUAIN,

      PIPITA, I USED TO BE A FAN, BUT AFTER YOU FUCKED UP FOR THREE TIMES IN MAJOR TOURNAMENT, AND COSTS US A PRESTIGIOUS WORLD CUP AND NOT 1 BUT 2 COPA’s.
      I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS:

      PLEASE LEAVE THE NT TEAM FOREVER. IF YOU GET A CALL FROM BAUZA, PLEASE REFUSE IT. YOU CAN MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR NEW CLUB JUVENTUS, AND SCORE 10,000 GOALS THERE I DON’T CARE.
      JUST ONE THING: LEAVE THE ARGENTINA NT FOREVER.

  2. Mafioso

    8 & 49 – Leandro Paredes made the most recoveries (8) and attempted the most passes (49) in #LiverpoolRoma.

    1. Istiaque

      I hope a good manager hires him to play. He’s going to be huge.

  3. Gonzalo

    Looks like Olarticoechea is going to play trio Espinoza, Correa, Calleri still. And not Pavon..

  4. Mafioso

    Paredes vs Liverpool.His first start under Spalletti I believe:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b59xgtnKkGQ

    1. Ghostdeini

      Thanks Mafioso< I appreciate it…a favorite of mine since I saw him the first time couple of years ago.

    2. EnganChe

      Paredes is an interesting mix of number 10, 8 and 5. It’s good to have that kind of player available as long as he stays consistent. He has talent, no doubt.

      1. Gonzalo

        Advocatus Diaboli:

        as far Paredes is not none of this 10, 8, 5.

        He isn’t like Kranevitter i.e. enough aggresive to be No.5

        He is not like No.10 because of his deep DM position, the nearest to defenders and I don’t see something typical for No.10 – assists, goals, freekicks goals, long range goals… Look at Pogba. He may to play quasi DM role (as on Euro) and still is very offensive player with shots, goals, assists, dribblings…

        He is not No.8 because of he is not running player rather static one.

        But it’s just my observations at the moment. He is in evolution I hope. Still this player is more interesting and proggresive option for me than Banega or Biglia to NT and I would take him at once. He is not 5, 10 nor 8 but he would play along typical No.5 (for example Kranevitter) because of his penetrating or long range passes.

        1. Mafioso

          Yes.He can help a typical no 5 while keeping the ball flowing around.

          1. Mafioso

            Actually this days,Argentina lacks fluid passer in central midfield position.So prospects of having Paredes delights me.He will improve more this season no doubt.With Pjanic out and his good season,he is guaranteed to start.

        2. EnganChe

          Fair enough but didn’t he start as a number 10 in Boca and was later dropped deeper to play as what they call”regista” in Italy? The player Paredes most reminds me of in style is Gago, albeit a better version of him. And yes, even though he is no Kranevitter, you see a decent tackle or two from Parades sometimes as well.

          Hopefully he stays in Roma (my favourite club in Italy) and plays on a regular basis and gets to fill the void left by Pjanic.

          1. Ghostdeini

            Michael Ballack with better technique, better playmaking ability and less scoring threat for now(he will develop this because he has free kicks, and a very good distance shot as he gets older)

          2. Gonzalo

            For me rather like Toni Kroos. He still must grow and develope (Kroos and Ballack has/had more goals and offensive raids) to be like Kroos but I see him in this direction.

          3. EnganChe

            Or maybe Veratti? I think all these comparisons are valid. The way I see it, we either need a dynamic, box-to-box runner to pair up with our typical #5 (whoever it may be in future: Kranevitter, Augusto, Ascacibar, etc) or a Paredes type of deep-lying playmaker.

          4. Gonzalo

            exactly

          5. EnganChe

            I remember sometime ago an Argentine TV pundit Horacio Pagani asked a somewhat rhetorical question: “Quién es un creador de juego en esta selección?” When somebody suggested it was Messi, he screamed: “Messi es un delantero!!!!” I think this problem is still very much alive today. 🙂 We do need creative players in the National Team.

        3. Ghostdeini

          Kranevitter, Ascacibar or Paredes, I am a fan of all them! All quality players and all different. Hopefully none of them stagnates and all of them become stars, more options for us, but coaches will probably call Ponzio before them 😛

          1. Gonzalo

            probably

            The only acceptable mature are for me Augusto, Pizarro and Enzo though none of them is not pure #5

            assuming Mache is out

          2. Gonzalo

            * I mean none of them is No 5 of course

    3. dollon biswas

      Paredes is a deep laying midfielder …I like him very much because he is tall, strong and brave and also very good dribbler with skily. Lanzini and paredes are better option than Mascarano and biglia for me..this season will be more crucial for paredes because he is still 22 years old …

      1. Gonzalo

        Paredes has technicall skills but he is not a dribbler. These are different things.

        1. Ghostdeini

          he is a good dribbler he just avoids it because he wants to become a passing midfielder, I think it’s wrong because sometimes you need to dribble.

          1. Istiaque

            I think for a midfielder it is a very good thing if he avoids dribbling. It decreases the chance of losing the ball. But if you are actually very very good at it, like iniesta, then you should dribble. Otherwise keep it simple!

  5. Gonzalo

    “His biggest strength is his agility,makes him hard to stop”

    agility – right. He isn’t good striker but the agility…

  6. Mafioso

    I hope Vietto find his form again.I like to think it is just the beginning of that.His biggest strength is his agility,makes him hard to stop.

    And Icardi is cool as ever,Higuian missed much easier than that.

    1. Ghostdeini

      Vietto really reminds me of Saviola, he will have a good season.

      1. Mafioso

        From the first moment I knew it was wrong for him to go to Atletico.He is extremely talented,he just wasted a year,but he will be back!

        1. Ghostdeini

          Agree, he can use it as a learning experience, he will be back.

    2. Istiaque

      And it was a very mature and sensible decision from him to not join Barcelona also. He joined the perfect club under a perfect manager!

    3. pablo dennison

      mafioso: agreed sir on all counts on vit and very much so on icardi. he is just mr cool in front of goal.

      1. Gonzalo

        Yes, he is cool. Maybe because he has a much of distance, reserve to fooball at all as said in interviews. In contrary to Higuain.

        1. pablo dennison

          the difference between hig and icardi is simply a will to win, hig is all good if its going his way but as soon as it does not hig wilts like a flower in the hot sun and its game over for him but icardi seems to want to win and has a different mentally like when inter fans turned against him what does he do? he worked harder, stepped up his efforts and when he scored he pulls his ears to the crowd. he became so respected he is now inters captain because both players and management can see this leadership quality’s and that will to win, both are some thing hig just does not have, if we look at the best strikers in history they all are self driven and want to win at all costs, they are just ice cold when they need to be and that is in front of goal.

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