Two Uruguayans hit the headlines this week with one striker leading the way in the Argentina and Edinson Cavani picking up some more silverware
Santiago Garcia – the best striker in Argentina
It’s not very often that strikers get the captain’s armband as mostly defenders or midfielders get this job. The player has to have a certain character, having to be a team player and possess some leadership characters. Garcia, despite the fact he is a striker, certainly ticks those boxes and is a worthy captain of Argentine club Godoy Cruz.
And aside from being a leader, he does score goals as well, which at the end of the day is his most important task. Last weekend, he came up with one of his biggest goals of the season, scoring an injury time winner vs. Colón to keep his club on track for Copa Libertadores (the South American equivalent of the Champions League) qualification.
At 27, Morro, as he is nicknamed, is at the peak of his powers and is regarded as one of the best strikers in South America. The future can hold a lot for the former Uruguay U20 international if he maintains his level.
Christian Oliva fue elegido por la AUF como uno de los cinco futbolistas destacados del mes de marzo en nuestro fútbol. #CanteraInagotable pic.twitter.com/LGnLfFnKlD
— Tricolor (@tricoloruy) April 4, 2018
Edinson Cavani – the man for the finals
Anything but the Champions League title has become a bit of consolation prize for Paris Saint-Germain in the last few years but, nonetheless, another trophy has been added to the impressive domestic collection. On Saturday night, the Coupe de la Ligue final vs. AS Monaco was won by the capital city club in convincing fashion (3-0).
Wonderkid Kylian Mbappé stole the show with his mesmeric play but another forward was in the headlines as his two goals won PSG the match. The man in question is, of course, Uruguayan hitman Edinson Cavani. The 31-year-old has a reputation of delivering in finals, in fact, in the last five French league cup finals, he has scored eight (!) goals.
El Matador desperately wanted to win the Champions League this season and some national cup success won’t satisfy him at all. It does present as a nice preparation for the upcoming World Cup, though, in which he has his last big shot at glory with Uruguay on the world stage.
Edinson Cavani celebrates winning the Coupe de la Ligue with the PSG fans.
Pure passion. pic.twitter.com/m7E6nji39T
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) March 31, 2018adsense