Rotterdam Arena, Feyenoord /
Take a good look, dad! Just a few days before the start of the World Cup, Mexican striker Santiago Giménez scored for Feyenoord in the Europa League. The most incredible thing is that the nicknamed Bebote barely had a minute on the field when he opened the scoring against Italian Lazio.
El Chaquito entered in the 63rd minute in the relief of the Brazilian Danilo i the first ball he touched sent it into the net with a slightly wrong but effective definition of what it meant his fourth goal in this edition of the UEFA Europa Leagueas manager in that department for the city club Rotterdam.
Santi’s control was not the best, but in a conflict with the Italian goalkeeper Iván Provedel, he managed to steal the ball legally, connected and made it 1:0 for the Dutch. Italian demands forced a silent VAR review, which judged Giménez’s goal as good.
GOOOOOOOL SANTIAGO GIMÉNEZ! GOOOOOL MEXICAN! ⚽
Santiago Giménez has just entered the exchange. A few minutes later, he returned the ball and already made the difference for Feyenoord.
With this result, Feyenoord still has life in the competition!#EuropaLeaguexFOX pic.twitter.com/gSo1mGK0me
— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) November 3, 2022
The Mexican’s remark becomes more relevant because, in the end, it meant something a win for Feyenoord that puts them directly into the next round of the Europa Leaguewhile in the same sector is the Danish Midtjylland that will go to the playoffs to try to stay alive.
In his first European season, Santiago Giménez already has 6 goals in all competitionssince four were mentioned at the continental level and two more in the Eredivise, and that in the 15 games so far, highlighting their efficiency in minutes.
Will Santi Giménez go to the World Cup?
That’s a question only Gerardo Martino will be able to resolve, as of the four centre-forwards he has called up on his preliminary list, one will sit out the World Cup, unless the Argentina coach retracts his then-announcement of carrying three battering rams.
The fight for Giménez is with Henry Martin America, Rogelio Funes Mori from scratches and Raul Jimenez from Wolverhampton, with the latter two in a scandalous football slump due to injuries and a drought against the frame, well the popular story is that Santi is in Qatar in 2022.