WATCH: Argentina World Cup winner Thiago Almada scores two stoppage time STUNNERS to seal late win for Atlanta United
- Atlanta saved by World Cup winner Almada
- Argentine scores two goals in stoppage time
- Five Stripes start season on a high at home
WHAT HAPPENED? Almada, who featured once for Argentina en route to their World Cup triumph in Qatar, stepped up with a pair of massive goals for Atlanta, who were down 1-0 thanks to a Jeremy Ebobisse finish. Almada hit an absolute missile in the 93rd minute, helping Atlanta level the score, before then scoring from a free kick to win the game in the 99th.
THIAGO.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) February 26, 2023
Thiago Almada only scores bangers™️ pic.twitter.com/jTcaN2t0Nu— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) February 26, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Almada is expected to take a massive step forward with Atlanta this season, even after scoring six goals while providing 12 assists last season. And he's certainly off to a good start as the Argentinian starlet built on his momentum from Qatar with a superstar performance.
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WHAT NEXT FOR ALMADA AND ATLANTA? With the three points in their back pocket, Atlanta will now host Toronto FC next weekend before playing their first road game in Charlotte on March 11.