13 goals in the last nine games. Top scorer in his league, habitual already in the list of his selection and reference of one of the best teams in his country. 

Anyone might think that we are talking about a recognized world ‘crack’ at the level of Mbappé, Haaland or Messi.

But the name that is on the table is that of Julián Álvarez , a 21-year-old boy who is leaving in River Plate , leading his team to the leadership and performing stellar performances like yesterday against Patronato, where he scored a poker.

Julián Álvarez is leaving in Argentina, he has 15 goals and 5 assists in 16 games, a fact that places him at the top of the scorers, four goals behind his pursuer. The forward, who has been called up with Argentina for the matches against Uruguay and Brazil , sees goal every 79 minutes, and yesterday he showed it.

River’s ‘9’ scored in all colors on matchday 20 that was played yesterday against the Board of Trustees at the Monumental . With the right, rebound, with the left and head. 

It only took five shots on goal to score his particular poker. It must be remembered that he does not take penalties, something that adds even more merit to what he is achieving. “It’s nice to score goals as a forward, whether it’s one, two or whatever to help the team is important,” he commented after the match for TNT Sport.

Julián Alvarez: poker, tournament scorer and the great ovation

River 9 does not stop: four goals to be the top scorer in the Professional League. The Monumental surrendered at his feet

Julián Álvarez was very alive -and voracious- to rob him -in good terms- the 2-0 to Agustín Palavecino after the rebound of Matías Ibáñez, to wake up early to the visiting goalkeeper himself -who wanted to dribble- to get the ball from him at 3-0 and to head precisely after a cross from the left for 4-0. Relentless. 

All in twelve minutes. Already in the second half, when there were 29 minutes, he defined accurately -after Carrascal’s assistance- before the poor Ibáñez shrinking.

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