Rafinha Alcántara celebrates a goal with the Inter of Milan


The interwoven career of two ex La Masía in the PSG

Published:9/03/2021 - 17:57h

Updated:9/03/2021 - 18:02h

Mauro Icardi and Rafinha Alcántara have coincided in distinct points of his career, but also of his life like such, starring a curious casualidad

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The crash between the Paris Saint-Germain and the FC Barcelona, by the eighth of final of the Champions League, no only brings achieve an authentic partidazo and the morbo of the frustrated turn of Neymar to confront to his exequipo. This crossing also has taken out to relucir one of the histories in common more particular that can have between two footballers, starred by Rafinha Alcántara and Mauro Icardi.

Been born with so only a week of difference, in the year 1993, both formed in the inferior categories of the FC Barcelona and coincided the the Juvenile To, when others illustrate players like Marc Bartra, Gerard Deulofeu and Sergi Roberto also formed part of said square. However, Icardi left quite early to Italy, to stand out in the Sampdoria and later in the Inter of Milan.

In the meantime, Rafinha followed his go through the Barcelona and attained to do a space in the first team culé crossing seasons with participation and others in which it was yielded. In one of these loans, the Brazilian player landed at all less than in the Inter of Milan, where went back to coincide with Icardi for the first time.

After this experience, Rafinha went back to the Barcelona for transitar, without a lot of success, his last steps like Barcelona; whereas Icardi saw how his place of headline and figure in the Inter was derrumbado by an emergent Lautaro Martínez. Both situations were the detonantes so that the two players finished landing, with a year of difference, in the Paris Saint-Germain, team to the cual defend at present and where have gone back to coincide by second opportunity, far of the Camp Nou.

From his arrival to the Parisian picture, Icardi has been important in the offensive of the same, being one of the most stood out forwards of the eras of Thomas Tuchel and Mauritius Pochettino. Rafinha, by his part, has gone winning the confidence of the Argentinian technician, by what his penetration in the eleven initial is every time greater and already has attained to accumulate 22 meetings contested and six assistances delivered.

Case resembled the "fraternity" Rafinha-Icardi

One of the most similar relations to which have starred Rafinha and Mauro Icardi was the one who had, in his moment, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maxwell. Both knew in his respective steps by the Ajax, at the beginning of the years 2000 and, from here, shared team in the Inter of Milan, in the Barcelona and in the same PSG.

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