Relief for the Argentine national team: Lautaro Martínez played 80 minutes at Inter, had no physical problems and is available to Scaloni

Posted 2022/11/13 28 0

Before joining the Argentine team that will play the Qatar World Cupone of the starting pieces, the striker Lautaro Martinez, he played his last match at Inter, for the fifteenth date of the Italian championship. In Bergamo, the Milan team beat Atalanta 3-2, reaching 30 points and maintaining their complex pursuit of the leader, Napoli (41 points). But apart from that, the good news for the coach of the national team, Lionel Scaloniwas that the attacker from Bahia was very active for 80 minutes, finished without physical difficulties and, shortly, he will have it available.

Lautaro Martínez started in Inter's victory against Atalanta in Bergamo
Lautaro Martínez started in Inter’s victory against Atalanta in BergamoGiuseppe Cottini – Getty Images Europe

Atalanta, who had the Argentines Juan Musso and José Luis Palomino as starters (the latter returned to play after four months after a suspension for testing positive in a doping control for an anabolic steroid), opened the result after 25 minutes, with a penalty goal scored by Ademola Lookman.

But very soon, after 35 minutes, Inter (directed by Simone Inzaghi) achieved a draw, with the participation of Lautaro. The former Racing player combed the ball after a center with pepper from the left side of the Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu and, from behind, the Bosnian Edin Dzeko entered to define against Musso.

Lautaro’s “hairstyle”

“Toro” Martínez returned to the field for the second half. After 10 minutes, Dzeko appeared on the scene again to beat Musso and put Inter ahead on the scoreboard. The team the black He took control of the game, improved his performance in all his lines and, at 16 minutes, stretched the difference. Once again Lautaro had a part in the goal: after a corner, he again headed the ball backwards at the near post and the Argentinian Palomino ended up scoring against his goal. Martínez came out celebrating the goal and most of his teammates accompanied him in the celebration.

Inter’s third goal

Palomino, a former San Lorenzo player, had his personal revenge at 32 minutes. After a corner, the defender from Tucuman broke away from the struggle and from the mark he had on him, and ended up scoring a very good goal with a header, discounting for Atalanta.

Joaquin Correa, the other Argentine present in Bergamo who is part of Scaloni’s squad for the World Cup, was a substitute at Inter. The “Tucu” entered 38 minutes into the second half, instead of Lautaro, he was shifty in the attack, but did not have much participation.

Concern in the selection of the Netherlands

The Inter player who did get injured -and which alarms the Dutch national team- was Denzel Dumfries, who is one of the starters in the defense of the team led by Louis van Gaal. At 25 minutes into the second half, the right back received the ball on the side, but was paralyzed, in slow motion he turned and threw the ball outside, touched his right knee and collapsed on the grass, very sore. He was immediately replaced, of course.


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