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The story behind De Paul's celebration after his goal against Uruguay

After scoring in the Argentina game, Rodrigo De Paul celebrated looking towards the Centenario rostrum. There were more than 50 children from Deportivo Belgrano, a club where he was formed as a child.

Rodrigo De Paul
Rodrigo De Paul

The Argentine National Team thrashed Uruguay 3-0, in the framework of the CONMEBOL Qualifiers. The second goal was the work of Rodrigo De Paul, one of the figures on the field. Atlético Madrid's midfielder was applauded by the entire Estadio Monumental after being replaced by Ángel Di María 25 minutes into the game. A faithful soldier of the Scaloni team.

The scream of the former Racing player came from a series of rebounds, after Lautaro Martínez could not finish off. The ball was left to De Paul and, as he entered the area, he crossed the shot to make it 2-0 to the delirium of more than 36 thousand people present in Núñez.

As soon as the ball entered the goal, the midfielder faced directly towards the Centenario tribune with his arm raised, pointing to a sector of the fans. There was the delegation of the Deportivo Belgrano club, where the native of Sarandí took his first steps. The flyer invited more than 50 members of the institution, including children, coaches and leaders, to witness the Argentine National Team match against Uruguay and fulfill the dream of many of them.

"Thank you very much Roo! For this gift for our boys! Happy to know the Monumental, to encourage the team and its idol, Rodrigo De Paul!", Said the story that Deportivo Belgrano shared through his Instagram account. Ivan Marcone, current soccer player for Elche de España, also came from the Sarandí club and showed behind the scenes of the boys' unforgettable trip to the Monumental. A day that will remain forever in the memory of the children and the institution.

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