Days of great activity in Italy for a great Argentine soccer player. former footballer Gabriel Batistuta He had the great pleasure of entering
Days of great activity in Italy for a great Argentine soccer player. former footballer Gabriel Batistuta He had the great pleasure of entering a court again to play a game. This time it was for benefit, then the injuries suffered in the ankles.
And in the week in which he appeared on the courts, and true to his style with a scoring lineage, he also made time to go to the racetrack, where this weekend the Formula 1and witnessed the victory of the Argentine Franco Colapintowhich won the Formula 3 Sprint on the Italian circuit.
Batistuta celebrated the triumph of Colapinto
batistuta He closed his successful soccer career and decided to live first in Australia, before settling in his native Reconquista and becoming an agricultural producer. At that time he dedicated himself to golf and even tried polo. But nothing that made him walk or run. He repeatedly recounted the suffering caused by his ankles.
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After more than 20 years as a professional at the highest level, Bati always wanted to be on the pitch and played undercover. In this way, he filed away the cartilage that covers the bones of his ankles. A wet day for Batistuta was torture.
But at 53 years old, he decided to accept the invitation to participate in the charity match that was played this Wednesday in Monza. Batistuta wore the number 9 jersey, as in his old days, and scored a goal in the “Partita del Cuore”, an exhibition match to raise funds for a foundation.
The party had figures like Francesco Totti and the Brazilian Dida, although most of the participants are singers and celebrities. Batigol made it 2-1 with a right cross with his signature and he was happy on the pitch.
Later, he recalled his time in Rome with Totti, where he was champion and said: “They treated me like a king.” And when they asked him about his forecast for Argentina, he said: “The draw was good with Argentina. And the National Team hasn’t reached the World Cup in this form for a long time. And they also have Messi.”
And about his physique he said: “I was able to overcome injuries two years ago, I can walk normally and today I made an effort to be able to play. I shouldn’t do this, but the spirit of the game is stronger and I couldn’t resist playing this match”, Bati said.
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