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A goal in two seasons: this is how Paolo Guerrero arrives for his new adventure in Racing

Paolo Guerrero He will have the opportunity he asked for on his 39th birthday on January 1, to return to “doing what I like the most… and at a high level.” Thus, the Peruvian will play in the Argentine League, after his passing through the Brasileirao.

From Argentina they take it for granted that he will play for La Academia, which just this Friday was crowned in the Argentine International Super Cup against Boca Juniors in Abu Dhabi (2-1). Racing has several forwards, but let Enzo Copetti leave for MLS, so Paolo Guerrero He will come to compete with Maxi Romero and Nicolás Reniero.

From Argentina they assure that this Saturday Paul He will arrive in Buenos Aires to pass the medical exams that will be exhaustive since the right knee injury (August 2020) has been the big problem for the Peruvian attacker.

The scorer’s badge still hangs on Paolo Guerrero’s chest. A player who is characterized not only by his presence in the area, but also by the movements he makes outside of it to create his own spaces.

However, Paolo Guerrero scored his last goal in August 2021, for Inter in a 4-2 win over Fluminense (August 18) for the Brasileirao. Since then he played 22 games (three of them with the national team) and has not celebrated so many.

After spending the last few months without a club, Paolo Guerrero was only looking to continue playing abroad. In the last market there was no contact with Alianza Lima for the expected return to Peruvian soccer. His 2022 season was not the best, since he was in Avaí in Brazil, where he barely played 10 games (only 4 started), he did not score and the team went to relegation. The knee has not allowed him to return at a good level, in addition to the fact that he already has 39 years on his back.

At the moment, he does not have a club because his relationship with Avaí ended, a club in which he barely played 10 games and did not score. According to the statistical portal SofaScore, he barely had an average of 1.6 shots per game and missed three great chances that he could not take advantage of.

What is worrying about his latest figures is that he does not have good numbers in man-to-man duels, since he is a striker who must win over the defenders to face the goal. In Avaí he achieved 40% effectiveness in duels, 35% in ground duels and 46% in aerial duels.

In 2021, when he returned from his injury at Inter, his figures were worse, with 30% of duels won. He played for the Peruvian national team that year, without much success either.

Source: Elcomercio

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