Draw: his first game in Argentina in 12 years

If his night against Colombia, in the penalty shootout in the semifinal of the last Copa América, catapulted him to fame with the remembered “look how I eat you”, last night at the Monumental was his consecration with the public, which before the game with Uruguay he made him feel all his affection with an ovation to which he responded on the court with three key shortcuts so that Argentina could keep the arc at zero. Emiliano Dibu Martínez, in the 3-0, ended up being one of the figures of the triumph of the Selection.

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The novelty of his night at the Núñez stadium is that it was his official return to an Argentine pitch. The goalkeeper himself highlighted it in a post that he uploaded to his Instagram account. “My first game in Argentina with our people since I left Independiente. What a thrill to see them”He wrote with a photo of the Argentine formation.

The photo that he uploaded to his networks.

The photo that he uploaded to his networks.

Draw left Red in April 2009, 12 years ago, when he had not yet turned 17 and had not even made his debut in the First Division. At that time he used to be the reserve goalkeeper, behind the Russian Rodriguez. But his good level in the South American Under 17 with the Argentine National Team drew the attention of the Arsenal of England leadership, who paid 500,000 euros for 65% of his pass. What Lionel Messi, Emiliano does not have a single official game in Argentine soccer.

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Great standing ovation and flags for the Draw

In his premiere as a local with the National Team, he broke it. In a tough and even time game, he kept his goal undefeated with three impressive saves. Two were in the same play: first he covered a point-blank shot, crossed, by Luis Suárez, and immediately afterwards he deflected a dry mid-distance shot from Fede Valverde. That was in five minutes. Later, also in the first half, he was stopped by a volley from the Atlético de Madrid striker who was destined for the net. This is how he won the ovation of the people, the same one who had pampered him in the previous meeting, when he chanted his name in the warm-up.


After the meeting, in his contact with the press on the playing field, Lionel Messi praised him: “We have Draw who is one of the best archers in the world.” Just last week, the current Aston Villa goalkeeper was featured in the list of candidates for the best of his position in the last season by France Football magazine.


The English club to which Draw belongs used its social networks to praise the task of Draw against Uruguay. “Another great victory and another undefeated fence for Emi Martínez”, wrote on his official Twitter account:

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