Thursday, August 27, 2009

Argentine's in the Champions League

To pick up where Seba left off in his last update, here's the list of Argentine players who will play in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Group A:
Bayern Munich - Martin DEMICHELIS, Jose Ernesto SOSA
Girondins Bordeaux - Fernando CAVENAGHI, Diego PLACENTE

Group B:
Besiktas Istanbul - Matias DELGADO

Group C:
Real Madrid - Gonzalo HIGUAIN, Fernando GAGO, Ezequiel GARAY
Olympique Marseille - Lucho GONZALEZ, Gabriel HEINZE

Group D:
FC Porto - Fernando BELLUSCHI, Diego VALERI, Mariano GONZALEZ, Ernesto FARIAS, Tomas COSTA, Sebastian PREDIGUER
Atletico Madrid - Kun AGUERO, Maxi RODRIGUEZ

Group E:
Liverpool - Javier MASCHERANO, Emiliano INSUA
Lyon - Lisandro LOPEZ, Cesar DELGADO
Fiorentina - Jose Ignacio CASTILLO, Mario SANTANA

Group F:
Barcelona - Lionel MESSI, Gabriel MILITO
Internazionale - Javier ZANETTI, Esteban CAMBIASSO, Walter SAMUEL, Diego MILITO
FC Rubin Kazan - Alejandro DOMINGUEZ, Cristian ANSALDI

Group G:
Sevilla FC - Federico FAZIO, Aldo DUSCHER, Lautaro ACOSTA, Diego PEROTTI

Group H:
AZ Alkmaar - Sergio ROMERO
Olympiakos - Luciano GALETTI, Christian LEDESMA

By far FC Porto has the most Argentine players with 6 players on the team. Some key battles will be DEMICHELIS trying to stop CAVENAGHI from scoring, HEINZE facing his old team in Real Madrid, MAXI's Atletico Madrid will take on the team that eliminated them last season in FC Porto. As well as Argentina's captain, Javier MASCHERANO trying to stop Lyon's Lisandro LOPEZ. On a personal note, I'm looking to see how UEFA Player of the Year Lionel MESSI does against Il Capitano, Javier ZANETTI and company. U-20 World Cup and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Sergio ROMERO will get tested against the best Europe has to offer. Who knows, maybe playing in the Champions League will further his chances of starting with the National Team?

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