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Published on January 30th, 2018 | by David Kraakman

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King Cavani of PSG and a new Uruguayan idol at Boca

After a couple of weeks of frustration, Edinson Cavani finally became a PSG legend while another Uruguayan star is born at Boca

Edinson Cavani – King of Paris

Ever since Zlatan Ibrahimovic left the club in the summer of 2016, Edinson Cavani has reassured fans and critics of his qualities. In the 2016/17 season, the Paris Saint-Germain striker scored a staggering 49 goals and this term he has continued hitting the back of the net with ease. On Saturday against Montpellier, Cavani scored his 27th goal of the season as his club convincingly won 4-0.

However, this match will not go down the history books as just a regular game as El Matador wrote history. With his goal, Cavani surpassed Ibra to become PSG’s all-time top scorer with an impressive 157 goals in 229 games for the Paris-based outfit.

The celebrations were huge inside the stadium and the emotion was clear on Cavani’s face. From someone who initially divided opinion amongst the fans, the 30-year-old has developed into a big fan favorite and a legend of the club over the course of the past two seasons.

The only two club career objectives that now remain for Cavani are winning the Champions League with PSG and grabbing the European Golden Shoe. Both are realistic targets for this season with PSG looking like a real threat in Europe and Cavani currently joint-first on 21 goals in the race for the Golden Shoe.

Nahitan Nández Boca Juniors idol in just six months

It hasn’t taken Nahitan Nández long to become a popular player for the Boca Juniors’ faithful. Scoring the winner against River Plate a few months back surely helped, but the idolization by the Boca fans for the former Peñarol player has more to do with his willingness to give everything for the shirt than anything. His passion, or even better, his Garra Charrúa mentality is hugely appreciated in La Bombonera.

It’s not only that which makes Nández (22) a fan favorite, though, as he is an all-round quality prospect. Besides his high energy game, Nández is a good dribbler with a stunning strike from distance but he is also reliable defensively. It makes him a pretty complete midfielder.

On Saturday night, Nández continued to impress for Boca, scoring in a 2-0 league win over Cólon. If he keeps up this form, Nández will surely be on the plane to Russia and play for Uruguay. A good impression on the biggest stage of them all and we could soon see Nández plying his trade at a top club in Europe.

 

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My name is David Kraakman and I passionately follow football in general and especially the Uruguayan national team, whom I also support. With my twitter account "UruguayanHeroes" I try to keep everybody interested in La Celeste up-to-date with all relevant information regarding Uruguayan football.



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