Argentines in the Champions League

Lionel Messi Javier Mascherano

With the Champions League draw for the season having taken place, there’s an Argentine in every group.

The group stage draw for the Champions League this season has already produced (on paper) some interesting matches. Barcelona against Manchester City, Atletico against Bayern in a repeat of one of last season’s Champions League semi-final matches and more. There’s a total of 33 Argentinians with 9 of them coming in Group H (along with Group A, the only two groups to have an Argentinian on every team). Here’s the groups for this season:

Group A:
PSG (Angel DI MARIA and Javier PASTORE)
Arsenal (Emiliano MARTINEZ)
Basel (Matias DELGADO)
Ludogorets (Jose PALOMINO)

Group B:
Benfica (Lisandro LOPEZ, Eduardo SALVIO, Franco CERVI and Oscar BENITEZ)
Dynamo Kyiv

Group C:
Barcelona (Javier MASCHERANO and Lionel MESSI)
Manchester City (Willy CABALLERO, Pablo ZABALETA, Nicolas OTAMENDI, Bruno ZUCULINI and Sergio AGUERO)
Borussia Monchengladbach

Group D:
Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid (Augusto FERNANDEZ, Nicolas GAITAN and Angel CORREA)

Group E:
CSKA Moscow
Tottenham (Erik LAMELA)
AS Monaco (Guido CARRILLO)

Group F:
Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund
Sporting Lisbon (Marcelo MELI and Alan RUIZ)
Legia Warsaw

Group G:
Leicester (Leonardo ULLOA)
FC Porto
Club Brugge
FC Copenhagen

Group H:
Juventus (Paulo DYBALA and Gonzalo HIGUAIN)
Sevilla (Nicolas PAREJA, Gabriel MERCADO, Matias KRANEVITTER, Joaquin CORREA and Luciano VIETTO)
Olympique Lyon (Emanuel MAMMANA)
Dinamo Zagreb (Leandro SIGALI)

As always we will be covering the Champions League here this season on Mundo Albiceleste and we hope you can join along!


  1. Profile photo of Romance ZindagiRomance Zindagi

    I am expecting Lamela n Dybala shine more these season so that both will be starting XI in Argentina

  2. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    Alan Ruiz had not bad start in Sporting.

    1. Profile photo of MafiosoMafioso

      Has excellent ball playing skills,must improve finishing…But yes unlike many of U-20 teammates like Centurion,Iturbe he may be on the way to fulfill his potential.

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        It’s just 2 games as far

        1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

          He looks really really good !

  3. Profile photo of RichardRichard

    Sadly, the CL has become a very predictable competition. The quarter finalists for this edition will be: Bayern, Real, Barca, Atletico, PSG, Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City. With the announcement UEFA made today it will become even more boring. Half of the spots will go to England, Spain, Italy and Germany.

    The other European countries should withdraw and form their own league with national champions and not runners up, no 3 and no 4. It used to be fun in the past with surprise winners like Red Star Belgrade, Ajax, Celtic, Porto, PSV etc. These days the rich countries dominate everything. Poor clubs cannot compete anymore because their best players are bought by the rich ones.

    Money is ruining football. We will have the same teams over and over again.

  4. Profile photo of miskanmiskan

    You should include franco vasquez at sevilla..if he blogging this post..he not find his name..he say no to bauza..and that coz of you author..

  5. Profile photo of IstiaqueIstiaque

    That Sevilla – Juventus game is gonna be awesome! Future Argentina midfield VS Future Argentina Forward (50% to be exact)!!

  6. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

    Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA) Tottenham (Erik LAMELA)

    you all get the message 🙂

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