It was far from ideal circumstances, neither in terms of the result nor the way in which he had to leave the field of play due to injury. However, last night was a special night for Sevilla full-back Marcos Acuña, who officially reached 100 games as a Sevilla player at Camp Nou. Arriving back in the summer of 2020 from Sporting Clube de Portugal, the recently proclaimed world champion didn't take too long to cement himself as an essential player in the starting eleven during his first season at Sevilla with his physicallity and ability to get up and down the line.
Acuña's impressive performances helped him break into Scaloni's starting eleven at the recent World Cup in Qatar, but injury problems prevented him from being at 100% and so he had to share minutes with his Albiceleste team-mates. Upon returning to Seville having been crowned a world champion, Acuña has come to produce some high-level performances and, in fact, double his goals tally since the resumption of the league campaign. Up until the international break, Acuña had netted two goals for Sevilla; one at home against Atlético in his first season and another at the Villamarín against Betis the season after.
After scoring in recent home victories against Getafe and Elche, the Argentine has four goals to his name, not to mention 13 assists, three of which came this season. In terms of breaking the numbers down, Acuña has 76 appearances in LaLiga Santander, 8 in the Copa del Rey, 13 in the Champions League and three in the Europa League. The Argentine is the tenth member of the current squad to have reached this milestone. Those before him are Jesús Navas, Rakitic, Joan Jordán, Óliver Torres, Gudelj, Ocampos, Fernando, En-Nesyri and Bono.