After a strong showing during the weekday games, Argentinians had their shares of ups and downs on the weekend. Lionel Messi started on the bench for FC Barcelona’s 1-1 tie against Athletic Club, Pablo Zabaleta made the starting XI in West Ham United’s win over Manchester United, and Lautaro Martínez made his first Seria A start for Inter Milan.
The Saturday slate of games kicked off with West Ham United taking on Manchester United at the London Stadium. The Hammers were off to a hot start with a well struck ball from Pablo Zabaleta into the box that was finished off by Felipe Anderson in the 5th minute.
A former Albiceleste regular, Zabaleta had a solid game with the assist, three successful tackles and 83% of passes completed. West Ham stunned Jose Mourinho’s side 3-1 to increase their unbeaten streak to four matches.
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Elsewhere in the Premier League, Paulo Gazzaniga made his third consecutive start for Tottenham Hotspur as they faced Huddersfield Town. Gazzaniga had a strong outing as he held a clean sheet and made five saves on the day. Spurs were able to get all three points with a 2-0 win and given Argentina’s goalkeeping situation Gazzaniga may well play himself into contention soon.
— Paulo Gazzaniga (@GazzanigaPaulo) September 29, 2018
In Manchester, Sergio Agüero’s darting run and cheeky series of passes with Raheem Sterling saw the former Independiente forward finish inside the box to score his fifth goal of the season and seal a 2-0 win for Manchester City over Brighton. The 30-year-old hasn’t been included in either of Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina squads but has started the season in tremendous fashion and following his knee surgery at the end of the last campaign is showing glimpses of the old Kun.
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