We study the threat Ezequiel Lavezzi will pose to Manchester City in the Champions League.
Player: Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi
Date of birth: 3 May 1985 (age 26)
Place of birth: Villa Gobernador Gálvez
Height: 1.73m (5ft 8in)
Current club: Napoli
Former clubs: Estudiantes, San Lorenzo
|Background: City and
their team of all-stars may start as warm favourites but Napoli have a few weapons of their own to brandish in the heat
of battle.None more so than the buzzing forward Lavezzi, a stocky figure who
snagged plaudits for his role in his helping the Naples club return to the
Champions League for the first time since they won Serie A back in the days of
At such moments, it is little
He scored six goals and played provider 12 times as Napoli finished
"I do not care as every game played becomes
"This match was used to get confidence, but we will hope that Aguero's
Lavezzi has enjoyed some success against
|Analysis: (from Napoli 3-1 Cesena on September 10)3' - Lavezzi races onto a
probing long throw-in before whacking a right foot volley into
the net from close range.
5' - Lavezzi again at the heart of the action with Cesena scrambling to recover
8' - Lavezzi forced to defend but this shows his work ethic for the team. He is penalised for pulling back Antonio
13' - Lavezzi goes to the deck in instalments, but the referee waves play on.
18' - Again Lavezzi opts for a theatrical dive, but nothing doing.
35' - Should have been two as he manages to earn some space in
66' - Lavezzi fed a corner to Marek Hamsik, who fed Hugo Campagnaro to bundle
72' - With Cesana reduced to 10 men, Lavezzi continues to look animated. Almost
83' - Lavezzi departs to be replaced by Federico Fernandes.
Approximate value: £20 million