Martín Demichelis, Nicolás Otamendi, Sergio Agüero: three Argentine stars, three Argentine starters, three Argentine goalscorers. A victory made in Argentina for Manchester City.
Yes, the end score of City’s Wednesday night Champions League matchup against Borussia Mönchengladbach was 2-1, but take a look at this replay and you’ll quickly recognize that all three of the Manchester side’s Argentine starters did in fact score goals last night.
Right before Otamendi’s blast off a deflection and into the goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the 65th minute (his first ever UCL goal), Demichelis– his defensive counterpart for club and country– redirected the above corner off his thigh and into the back of the net.
UEFA still hasn’t adopted goal-line technology (thanks, Platini…), and the decision could have proved very costly for City had it not been for Kun Agüero’s smooth 90th minute penalty conversion.
On a normal night, on-form Agüero would have probably netted at least a hat trick against Gladbach (he had eight shots), but no worries – he slotted it home when it mattered, scoring his 13th goal in 15 UCL matches.
Forty-five of City’s 47 goals in UCL action have been scored by non-English players. Damn. I think it’s fair to say that at least last night, el City de los argentinos stole the show.