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He is one of the best strikers ever, he defeated David Beckham and now could face him in MLS

He has scored lots of goals and more than a hattrick in World Cups. A soccer legend is set to have his debut as a coach in MLS.
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sábado, 13 de febrero de 2021 · 17:45

We could name David Beckham as one of the greatest soccer stars ever who got involved in MLS. The English masterclass midfielder retired in 2013 playing for Paris Saint Germain, and six years later founded Inter Miami CF in MLS. Now, somebody who produced him a serious shock in his soccer history, could challenge him in United States.

According to Argentina’s newspaper Olé, national team legend Gabriel Batistuta wants to start his career as a coach and MLS could be his desired destination. He started his career for Newell’s Old Boys in his country and retired in Qatar’s Al-Arabi SC in 2005. But he had a glorious career in between playing in Italy and in his national team. He scored 168 goals in 269 games for Fiorentina and 30 in 63 games for AS Roma. He netted hat-tricks over Greece and Jamaica in 1994 and 1998 World Cups respectively.

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Batistuta was the country’s top scorer ever until 2016 Copa América Centenario in USA. Lionel Messi beat his mark scoring a well-remembered free kick against United States in the semifinals. Argentina’s soccer association credit Batigol 54 goals (FIFA states 56) scored in 78 appearances, with a goal average of over 0.7 per game.

His main assistant could be Argentina’s former left and center back José Antonio Chamot, who played for Lazio, Atlético de Madrid and Milan from 1994 to 2003, apart from some other spells in minor clubs from Europe, and his beloved Rosario Central, in which he started and ended his career in 1988 and 2005 respectively. Both Chamot and Batistuta shared Argentina’s national team in 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

His clash against David Beckham

Argentina and England faced in the 1998 World Cup round of 16. Argentina had won their three group stage games against Japan, Jamaica and Croatia, while England beat Tunisia and Colombia, but lost against Romania and finished in second position in their group. David Beckham was sent off at the beginning of the second half, and Argentina went on to win 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out after a thrilling 2-2 draw.