Gifolution: Shooting Star Sergio Aguero
Argentina are a nation of talented footballers, but they had two guys this past season who scored like Lionel Messi, and only one of them was actually named Messi.
In fact, in 2013-14, Sergio “Kun” Aguero bettered Messi’s production by some distance, leading Europe in non-penalty goal rate and overall scoring contribution. Only 5’8″ tall, Aguero is small, but incredibly powerful, with a low center of gravity that makes him nearly impossible to knock off the ball. He dribbles well, is now an exceptional creatore from a center forward spot, and he’s become a specialist in scoring goals from acute angles.
One Messi was hard enough for teams to deal with, but two guys with god-like production backed by Angel di Maria as a provider make Argentina one of the teams to beat in Brazil 2014.