Giovani Lo Celso eased fears over his fitness following a pair of injury scares in Argentina’s friendly against Chile in Los Angeles.Tottenham loanee Lo Celso lasted until the 53rd minute of the bruising 0-0 draw, during which 10 yellow cards were handed out.The 23-year-old was left beating the turf in anguish when Charles Aranguiz caught him above the foot with a crude studs-up tackle in the first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Referee Jair Marrufo opted against sanctioning the Chile midfielder for a second time, having booked him in the seventh minute.The Argentine Football Association later suggested Lo Celso had suffered a groin problem, but the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder provided a positive update after the match.”It was only a blow, nothing to worry about,” he said.Lo Celso almost made the breakthrough for Argentina when he volleyed marginally wide of Claudio Bravo’s goal shortly before the interval.Inter forward Lautaro Martinez also threatened regularly but the sides could not be separated.”We deserved a bit more. We had a lot of chances to score but it wasn’t to be,” Lo Celso added.”We had a good game, generally speaking. The first half was where we had the most chances. We created some good opportunities with a lot of people in attack.”We were up against a very tough opponent and we were up to their level.”Lionel Scaloni selected a youthful squad for the Albiceleste’s first outing since the Copa America and felt the less-experienced players adapted well to the international arena.”We wanted to give the younger players minutes,” the Argentina boss said.”With the game in progress, they usually enter much calmer. That was the idea. It makes me happy that the new players didn’t notice the weight of the shirt.”We always want to win but the important thing was the performance, which was good at times.”The Albiceleste return to action with a second international friendly against Mexico at the Alamodome on Wednesday, September 11. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Ohio State Buckeyes are getting ready to play Michigan State this weekend and will be wearing some beautiful black uniforms for the game.Ahead of the Michigan State clash, Ohio State has released a pretty epic hype video.Entitled “Fear the Darkness,” the video shows highlights of the Buckeyes defenders making big hits wearing their black uniforms. It also shows the chrome-red portions of the uniforms glowing when placed under the lights.Here is the Ohio State hype video for your enjoyment: ⚫️ FEAR THE DARKNESS ⚫️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/5uvwb6DjbE— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 3, 2019The Buckeyes boast a three-game winning streak against the Spartans, but have actually lost two of their last three in Columbus.They’ve broken out the black uniforms twice before in recent years, and won both of those games.No doubt the Buckeyes will avoid leaving anything to chance this coming week.Losing just one game cost Ohio State a spot in the College Football Playoff last year, so there is no room for error this year.Will the black uniforms serve as a good luck charm this weekend?