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Who is Lionel Scaloni?

Lionel Scaloni
Lionel Scaloni

The World Cup championship was remembered for the phenomenal performance of Lionel Messi, and the goalkeeper Martinez.

But we should not forget another creator of this great victory – the coach of the Argentine team, Lionel Scaloni.

Fans are trying to determine today football prediction, and they are also eager to learn as many details as possible from the biographies of the main heroes of the sporting competitions.

Lionel Scaloni is of European descent. His ancestors moved to Argentina in the 19th century. He was born in the small Argentine town of Pujato, in a family of farmers. Angel’s father was a former footballer himself, so he replaced the first coach for his sons.

The first big success for Lionel came in Argentina’s U-20 national team. Then, the team participated in the youth World Cup and won it. Representatives of Spanish professional soccer club “Deportivo” noticed Scaloni’s good game and invited him.

Looking back, it’s hard to say today what football prediction had been before.

The defender did not become a top soccer star, but was involved in the brilliant victories of Deportivo 2000, a versatile defender and favorite of the coach, Javier Irureta, who believed that Lionel gave a lot to the team.

Working at “Deportivo”, Scaloni won the championship, the Cup and two Super Cups in Spain.

The Copa del Rey was taken, beating “Real Madrid” at the Santiago Bernabéu on their centenary day. Then came performances for:

  • “West Ham;

  • “Racing”;

  • “Lazio”;

  • “Mallorca”;

  • “Atalanta”.

Lionel did not stay anywhere and did not win any more titles as a player.

He ended his career in 2015 and began coaching a year later.

Relationship with Lionel Messi

Separately, we should talk about the relationship between the two Lionel.

For fans of the World Cup in 2022, livescore today of the matches made it clear that the coach and team captain are bound by friendship. They have known each other for more than 17 years.

They met in 2005, when 18-year-old Messi got his first call-up to the Argentine national team. Scaloni was on the field when the young Leo made his debut in a national team jersey.

Both were also on the national team at the 2006 World Cup, but they were not key players in the team at the time. On the field, they played together in the victorious match of the 1/8 finals against Mexico. Scaloni then was already at the finish line of his career.

And in general, he failed with the adult national team. After the World Cup in 2006, he was no longer called up to the national team. Messi had just begun his long journey to the top of the team. The today livescore of matches confirms that it has been a success.

Now they have a great coach-player relationship. Scaloni calls Messi the best player in history, is passionate about his leadership qualities and compares him to sports legends.

Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links.

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