Lima, January 10, 2022Updated on 01/10/2022 01:26 pm
Philippe Coutinho is a player of Aston Villa and now will have as an ally ‘Dibu’ Martínez, Argentine goalkeeper who in the past became his villain. Both met in the South American Sub 17 of 2009, in Chile, and remember that match with different sensations.
After the confirmation of the transfer of the Brazilian, from Barcelona, in social networks they have refreshed the first face-to-face between the new teammates. It happened at the Tierra de Campeones stadium in Iquique, for the final of the youth competition.
‘Draw’ ended with a bitter feeling, as he excelled in the penalty shootout that defined the commitment after a 2-2 draw in regulation time, but ‘Scratch’ was still the South American champion of the category.
Coutinho, seeking a fresh start in Birmingham after a series of irregular seasons, feared the worst at one point in Iquique and ended up celebrating after an uncomfortable suspense.
The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich player scored one of two Brazilian goals in the final and then missed from twelve steps against the Argentine. However, Brazil bounced back in the shootout and ended up winning the championship.
The scorer for the South American with seven wins was none other than Edwin Cardona, who has just signed for Racing after playing for Boca Juniors. Coutinho scored three goals.