The victory of Real Madrid by 3-0 at Sporting Braga in it Santiago Bernabeu Stadium decreed the classification of the winner to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League with two days to play in the group stage. The comfort with the result made it possible for the coach Carlo Ancelotti decided the absolute debut of Nico Paz in the highest category of Merengue.
The attacking midfielder, who played the South American Sub 20 with the Argentine national team, he was a substitute for the eighth time in a match of the White House e entered 13 minutes before closing of the duel against the Portuguese team. His entry motivated the subsequent withdrawal of Federico Valverde and the Birdie He sought to give him confidence in his fleeting greeting with one of his hands rubbing the man’s hair. 10 of Real Madrid Castilla, a subsidiary of the Madrid team.
The 19-year-old creative midfielder distinguished himself in his first minutes with short touches to begin to gain confidence with the ball stuck to his foot and his defensive work was also important for his help in marking in different game actions. One of his highlights happened at 84′, when he received a pass from Dani Carvajal y He showed off his absolute self-confidence with a hat that made Ricardo Horta pass by. Despite losing the ball, Paz He left his personal stamp on the Spanish capital.
Already at the closing, at 88′, Nico Paz, who positioned himself on the right sector from his entrance, took Cristian Borja for a walk after a shipment from Toni Kroos. The skilled soccer player received the delivery from his teammate, made a short touch with his left leg, protected the possession with his right and, after a brief slalom, He transferred possession to Carvajal with his right foot, with the detail of being the least capable leg.. This maneuver caused the applause of some fans located in the stalls.
The final whistle of Halil Umut Meler in it Bernabeu made a solid presentation of the one born on September 8, 2004 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. His performance earned him congratulations from a member of the team, since Thibaut Courtois He raised his voice to get her attention. The champion archer of the Champions League 2021/22 He embraced each other in a hug to reflect on what had been accomplished by one of the promises of the Inferiors. It should be noted that the goalkeeper only accompanied the delegation because he is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Paz arrived at Real Madrid in 2016 when he joined Infantil B. Beyond rumors linked to a supposed interest from the Spanish Federation to represent the Red Fury, the footballer leaned towards the Light blue and white. He is the son of Pablo Pazthat central marker that emerged from Newell’s, with steps through Banfield and Independiente, with a long history in Spain, World Cup in France 1998 under the leadership of Daniel Passarella and silver medal winner at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
He was already summoned by Lionel Scaloni in March 2022 along with other gems such as Alejandro Garnacho y Luke RomeroBrothers carbon y Thiago Geralnik. She was under the guardianship of Javier Mascherano in the group stage elimination of the South American Sub 20 and the Merengue He did not give it up to compete in the category World Cup in Argentina.
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Some time ago, his father had expressed himself about which country his son would represent and advanced his resolution: “Argentina or Spain? Nico did not have to decide, the Spanish National Team has never called him. The opportunity arose and Nico really liked it, so he took it. He was able to train with Messi, his idol”.
The next appearance of Nico Paz At Real Madrid it could be this Saturday from 5pm against Valencia at home on matchday 13 of the Spanish League. This will be the last match before the break for the next FIFA date. His team is in second place in the local championship with 29 points, two behind the only leader, Girona.
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