Gonzalo HIGUAIN, Alejandro GOMEZ, Emiliano RIGONI and Mateo MUSACCHIO all scored in Europe for their clubs.
The Europa League saw three different Argentinian goalscorers. Beginning in Russia, it was a night to remember for Zenit’s five Argentinian players and a night to forget for Real Sociedad’s Geronimo RULLI. Emiliano RIGONI scored his first goal for his new club in Zenit’s 3-1 victory against Real Sociedad. RIGONI scored the first goal of the match in the 5th minute, a shot from outside the area which RULLI was unable to stop.
The second goal was definitely one which RULLI would like to have back. With a ball played close to his area, RULLI ran out to get it but the ball bounced and went over his head as KOKORIN quickly pounced onto the open net. Sebastian DRIUSSI had a header which hit the cross bar in the first half. All five Argentinians started for Zenit.
It was his first Champions League goal of the season but Gonzalo HIGUAIN is now off the mark. HIGUAIN scored the first in his team’s 2-0 win against Olympiacos. With that win, Juventus are now in second place in Group D behind Lionel MESSI and Javier MASCHERANO’s FC Barcelona after the latter won 0-1 away to Sporting.
Alejandro GOMEZ scored and was voted Man of the Match for Atalanta in their 1-1 draw away to Lyon. The French club took the lead in the 45th minute but Alejandro GOMEZ scored a fantastic free kick to draw level.
Just like Emiliano RIGONI, Mateo MUSACCHIO got his first goal in the Champions League for his new club as AC Milan picked up a 3-2 win against Rijeka. MUSACCHIO scored Milan’s second after puncing onto a free ball in the area and smashing it home.