THROWBACK: WHEN FRANCO DI SANTO HELPED SCHALKE 04 CLIMB UP BUNDESLIGA

On this day five years ago, Schalke put in one of their best performances in recent years as they defeated Hannover 96 and climbed up the German Bundesliga table. The match was played at the Veltins-Arena and ended 3-1 in favor of Schalke who were very impressive and out in some wonderful performances to maintain their position at the top of the table.<center><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXVuJXaU0AAbiU7.jpg" width="500" /></center>
Leroy Sane, who now plays for European Champions Bayern Munich was the player to have the first attempt at goal after receiving a beautiful cross from Johannes Geis and fired a thunderous shot as he looked to score the opening goal but his effort only went wide.

DI SANTO REVEALS BIG DROGBA ADVICE

Ex-Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo has revealed the advice that Blues legend Didier Drogbagave him and other Chelsea youngsters while he was at Stamford Bridge. Franco Di Santo talked about Didier Drogba and his time as a Chelsea player in a chat with media outlet Clarin.
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Franco Di Santo told reporters that he has high regard for Didier Drogba after the advice he gave to him and the other Blues youngsters. According to the Argentine striker, Didier Drogba gave them the idea of being a better person than a player.

DI SANTO MAKES FIRST LORENZO START

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo has finally made his first start for new club San Lorenzo in his native Argentina after a long wait.

The 31-year-old has made a slow start to his career at San Lorenzo after injury deprived him of the opportunity to start his career at the club with a bang. Franco Di Santo signed for San Lorenzo on a free transfer in July after leaving Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian league and he had to wait till November to make his first appearance for his new team due to the aforementioned injury.
Franco Di Santo made his San Lorenzo debut as a substitute for the younger Mariano Peralta at the start of the second half during the league game between hosts San Lorenzo and Argentinos Juniors. Angel Romero scored and assisted a goal as San Lorenzo won 2-0. Mariano Peralta was subbed off again at the start of the second half of the next game to pave the way for Franco Di Santo to make his second appearance in San Lorenzo colours.
His second half introduction didn't do much for San Lorenzo as they played out a goalless draw with hosts Estudiantes. Franco Di Santo made his first start for San Lorenzo when they hosted Aldosivi in a game that ended goalless. The ex-Werder Bremen and Wigan Athletic player was on for the entire duration.

FRANCO DI SANTO 'STILL INTERESTED' IN EUROPEAN RETURN

 

Argentine international Franco Di Santo still has his eyes set on a return to European football.

Di Santo, 31, spent over a decade in European football before he returned to South America in 2019. The striker signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and went on to score seven goals in 33 appearances for the Serie A outfit in his lone season at the club.

In the latter stages of his career as an Atletico Mineiro player, Franco Di Santo confirmed to reporters that he wants a return to European football.

Ian Wright fears Emiliano Martinez could leave Arsenal

Arsenal legend Ian Wright fears Emiliano Martinez could head for the exit door on the back of his impressive showing in goal for the Gunners. The Argentine was called into action in the Premier League after the recent injury for Bernd Leno and he has caught the eye with a number of top-notch displays between the sticks.

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San Lorenzo sign former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo

San Lorenzo have announced that they have managed to sign Franco di Santo, who is known for his time with the likes of Chelsea, Werder Bremen, and many top clubs across Europe. However, this will be the first time the Argentine striker gets to experience football in his home country. After coming through the ranks atAudax Italiano,di Santo was signed by Chelsea when he was still a teenager. Immediately after joining the West London outfit, he was loaned out to different clubs like Blackburn where he had decent impact.

Franco di Santo being frozen out by Jorge Sampaoli

Franco di Santo is heading into a problematic situation, as Atletico Mineiro coach Jorge Sampaoli is not keen on bringing him back to training even as football is on the verge of resuming to its normal schedule. The Argentine striker is back in his home continent after signing forAtletico Mineiro.

Fulham legend confident of the club’s chances of automatic promotion

Fulham legend Tony Gale is confident of the Cottagers’ prospects of claiming a top-two spot in the Championship this term. The west London side have responded impressively after their relegation from the Premier League last season and they are currently five points adrift of second-placed Leeds United with 10 games to play.

Aguero insists Manchester City will fight until the very end for the title

Argentina international Sergio Aguero has said that Manchester City will fight until the very end to defend their Premier League title against Liverpool. The Citizens have made an unfavourable start to the current campaign and they are presently nine points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are comfortably at the top of the league standings.

Martinez says it is difficult to remain a permanent figure with ArgentinaMartinez says it is difficult to remain a permanent figure with Argentina

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has thanked the Argentina backroom staff following his hat-trick during the 4-0 triumph over Mexico. The 22-year-old has been a regular for the South America heavyweights since the conclusion of the previous World Cup and he expressed his pleasure after scoring his maiden international treble against El Tri.

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