‘Dare’ Man Utd snap up ‘Argent goal machine’, he’s back to his best after ‘divorce’
Has he regained his mental stability after his divorce?
Mauro Icardi (30-Galatasaray) is back to being a ‘scoring machine’.
Icardi scored the winning goal in the 36th minute of their 2-2 tie in the second leg of their 2023-2024 European Champions League Group A away leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Thursday (Nov. 4) to give his team a 3-2 victory.
Cried, then laughed. Icardi had missed a penalty three minutes before the game-winner. A late tackle on Casemiro in the penalty box following a shocking misplaced pass by United defender Onana earned Galatasaray a penalty kick. However, Icardi stepped up to take the spot-kick and missed wide of the left post.
But Icardi made up for his mistake just three minutes later. After receiving a pass from Davinson Sanchez, who left Tottenham for Galatasaray this summer, Icardi stepped up to take advantage of Onana’s mistake by narrowing the angle and rattled the net.
Icardi’s resurgence began last season. After leaving French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to join Galatasaray on loan, he scored 23 goals in 26 games. His purity was also high. He scored 22 goals in 24 league games. It was the first time in three years that Icardi had scored more than 20 goals in a season since his loan spell at PSG in the 2019-2020 season.
After a slow start to the season with Galatasaray, his scoring pace has been even steeper. He exploded for seven goals in seven games in the Turkkiye Super Lig, one in cup competitions, and four in six games in European Champions League qualifying and knockout rounds combined. He has 11 goals in 13 appearances this season.
On April 4, European soccer expert Fabrizio Romano posted on social media, “Icardi has 45 attacking points in 39 games for Galatasaray. ‘Icardi has completed his transfer from PSG to Galatasaray for a fee of €10 million,’ he said. ‘Everything is working out in the best way for Icardi, who loves Galatasaray. He doesn’t want to consider any other offers. 토토사이트
The prevailing theory is that divorce is the key to Icardi’s return to form. Icardi split from his wife and agent, Wanda, last summer. Once known as the “lovebirds,” their relationship fell apart after Icardi’s infidelity. Wanda unfollowed Icardi on social media two years ago and deleted most of their photos together. The couple then reunited and appeared to be moving forward with their relationship.
However, they broke up again after Ikardi moved to the Turkkiye League. At the time, Wanda said on social media, “It’s so painful to live in this moment, I have nothing to say. I don’t want to talk specifically about the breakup. I ask for your understanding, not only for me, but also for our children.