A new edition of the maximum competition at the club level in the world of soccer begins and with it the possibility of seeing Latin American players standing out.
These are some Latin American footballers who will try to stand out in the UEFA Champions League. Photos: IG-tucucorrea, IG-amuletodoantony, IG-luisdiaz19_
LatinAmerican Post | Nicolás Donoso
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The UEFA Champions League returns with everything to delight millions of fans. In this edition 32 teams will seek to stay with the coup and climb to the top of world soccer in terms of clubs.
Several teams have high-level players, among which are highly recognized Latino soccer players, such as Lionel Messi at PSG, accompanied by Neymar, Di María, Icardi, Leandro Paredes, Marquinhos, Keylor Navas, etc. Thiago Silva will want to win his second ear in a row with Chelsea, Sergio Aguero who lives his first season as a Barcelona soccer player, or Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Marcelo, and Eder Militao who will seek to do the same with the powerful Real Madrid, among many others cases.
This time we will talk about other Latin American soccer players who will try to stand out in the UEFA Champions League. This great tournament could be the necessary springboard that many need to be able to make the leap to a more important team, to a more relevant league, and to remain in the history of this sport and of this tournament that brings together the best in the world.
Joaquín Correa (Argentina-Inter de Milan-Midfielder)
In the last three seasons, Joaquín Correa became one of the most differential and decisive players in Serie A in Italy playing for Lazio, adding 30 goals and 18 passes in 117 appearances and being key in the 3-5 -1-1 proposed by Filippo Inzagui, his coach. For the same reason, and after the arrival of the Italian coach to Inter Milan to replace Antonio Conte, Correa has agreed to be part of the Nerazurri team and has had an immediate impact, which he will seek to prolong when the current champion of Calcium faces Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and the newcomer Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova.
Antony (Brazil-Ajax-Right winger)
If we talk about South American soccer players who could stand out in this Champions League, we must talk about the young right-winger of Ajax, Antony, who, at just 21 years old and in his first experience in European soccer, signed the last season that is within the reach of few. 44 games counting all competitions, adding 10 goals and 10 assists. But what is most impressive about the former Sao Paulo is that, despite his premature age, he plays with certainty, with a cheek, and with an improper determination many times for too many players. With the current champion of the Netherlands, he seeks to make his mark in this competition and surprise.
Juan Musso (Argentina-Atalanta-Goalkeeper)
27 years old and with a career that has gone from less to more in the old continent, Juan Musso is remarkable. After three notable years at Udinese in Italy, the Argentine was hired by one of the teams that have been a sensation in the world and an example to follow for other entities, the Atalanta of Bergamo, who sold his starting goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini to Tottenham and did not hesitate to get the services of the Argentine goalkeeper. Musso offers absolute security under the gantry, high reflex saves good footwork and great hand-to-hand reading. Complete player, who has played 104 games to date in Serie A, has conceded 143 goals and managed to keep his goal 30 times. Manchester United, Villareal, and Young Boys will be the teams that Musso will face so that Atalanta again seeks to surprise and go far in the competition.
Darwin Núñez (Uruguay-Benfica-Forward)
When Darwin Núnez is mentioned, it is being discussed about a very complete attacker, who has a lot of physical power, but who is also very good at associating with his teammates and reading the game between the lines, being able to play outside the area and define a play inside Of the same. His 8 goals and 10 assists in 32 league appearances with Benfica in Portugal demonstrate the great conditions offered by an attacker who is already fixed in the "sky blue" and who in this Champions League will seek to help Jorge Jesús' team to survive in a group very difficult, which has in addition to the Portuguese team Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Dinamo Kiev.
Luis Fernando Díaz (Colombia-Porto-Left winger)
One of the teams that was a welcome revelation in the last edition of the Champions League was Porto de Portugal, which reached the quarter-finals after eliminating Juventus and succumbing to a 2-1 aggregate against Chelsea ( that in the end he would be the champion). The Colombian winger, Luis Díaz, had a lot to do with his team's great continental year , and in the last two seasons with the "blue dragons" shirt, Díaz has played 97 games, making 25 opportunities and adding 13 assists. Going through a draw that left Porto with teams at the level of Atlético de Madrid, Liverpool and Milan seems like a utopia, but what is certain is that the devilish coffee maker will give more than one team a headache.