No less than the symbolic Camp Nou, where a certain Lionel Messi became the best player in the world, Julian Alvarez had the luxury of making a holy cry. Yes, the former River striker made his charity friendly debut against Barcelona and scored for Manchester City. And it was purely a goal scorer, because in the first one he did not forgive him: he took advantage of the mistake of goalkeeper Iaki Pea and went in.
The Spider, which was not used by Pep in their previous 3–3 win over Newcastle in the Premier League, was the benchmark for City’s attack, with Mahrez and Foden on the wings. And when Bursa was making life difficult for English artists, The center arrived that Inaqui could not understand and Argentina paid him dearly… After some time however, Aubameyang’s transit draw came in a match, although it is friendly, played with rhythm in a packed Nou Camp.
Friendly matches being played after the start of the official season in Europe are for a charitable cause: To raise funds for research on ALS disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And before Guardiola and Xavi, both teacher and student now rivals as DTs, take the opportunity to inspect the options and film their reinforced campuses.
It was Julian’s first goal at City.
For example, in Bursa, only two of the starting players took the field in a 4–1 loss to Real Sociedad. (Ferran Torres and de Jong), while City had an East River presence, continuing to add minutes to their new club, distributing around 23 million euros for their record. Although it had already been premiered in the Premier League, it happened with Two came off the bench to replace Pep’s usual nine starter, Haaland, in 2–0 against West Ham (12′) and 4–0 against Bournemouth (16′).
Julian, very active at Camp Nou ( Associated Press Photo / Joan Monfort)
And the important thing for the 22-year-old from Cordoba is that he makes the most of every minute he accumulates on the court. True to his goal-scoring appetite, the guy from Calchín is always at the right time and place. As it happened at 2′ of ST, When Julian took advantage of a defensive error but this time he ran into Inaki who was overcome by a blooper and showed up with a double save. And although he had a third rebound left, the Argentine ended up shooting wide…
Anyway, the truth is that Julian Alvarez adds goal and confidence…