Champions League Week 3: Argentine’s in Champions League

Eduardo Salvio Benfica

The Champions League continues in the month of October and we have the matches involving the Argentine players.

The third round of the Champions League starts on Tuesday and here are the matches:

Tuesday, October 18:
CSKA Moscow vs. AS Monaco (Guido CARRILLO)
Sporting Lisbon (Cesar MELI, Alan RUIZ) vs. Borussia Dortmund
Leicester City (Leonardo ULLOA) vs. Kopenhagen
Dinamo ZAGREB (Leonardo SIGALI) vs. Sevilla (Nicolas PAREJA, Gabriel MERCADO, Matias KRANEVITTER, Joaquin CORREA, Luciano VIETTO)
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Erik LAMELA)
Olympique Lyonnais (Emanuel MAMMANA) vs. Juventus (Paulo DYBALA, Gonzalo HIGUAIN)

Wednesday, October 19:
Arsenal (Emiliano MARTINEZ) vs. PFC Ludogorets (Jose LUIS PALOMINO)
Rostov vs. Atletico Madrid (August FERNANDEZ, Nicolas GAITAN, Angel CORREA)
PSG (Javier PASTORE, Angel DI MARIA) vs. FC Basel (Matias DELGADO)
Dynamo Kyiv vs. Benfica (Lisandro LOPEZ, Eduardo SALVIO, Franco CERVI)
FC Barcelona (Lionel MESSI, Javier MASCHERANO) vs. Manchester City (Sergio AGUERO, Willy CABALLERO, Nicolas OTAMENDI, Pablo ZABALETA)


  1. Aslam

    4-4-2 is good option but with those players it wont work(as mentioned in the link below).
    Mascherano, Banega and Vazquez midfield will be very slow. We will struggle to counter attack. We need fast energetic players in midfield, kind of Pereyra, Lanzini.etc, who can attack and defend.

    1. Gonzalo

      Spot on. Banega and Vazquez are slow.

  2. waveride

    Very good analysis by the writer indeed. I always liked 4-4-2 and thought that it would suit better Argentina than 4-2-3-1 and even 4-3-3, especially currently. I also believe that 3-5-2 or even Bielsa’s 3-3-3-1 would suit Argentina too. I really can’t understand why almost every manager prefers 4-2-3-1 nowadays. We need two strikers upfront, as an albiceleste fan i always liked the idea of a classic 10, a grity and compound midfield and the lines between defence and midfield, midfield and attack to be close to each other in order to give more balance and fluidity of the game.

    1. Mackie

      Good read. Everyone can see our problems but the coaches

      1. pablo dennison

        a good write up and i like the team he suggests for 4-4-2

        1. vimaldass

          Sadly yes, EVERYONE sees it except for our coaches

    2. Richard

      I completely agree. Please forward this piece to LaNacion, Ole and Clarin.

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