While Raphael Marquez breaks stone in Spain as a coach and dreams of leading FC Barcelona one day, His son, Santiago Rafael Márquez, wants to follow in his footsteps as a player and is chipping away at the stone to begin to stand out in Liga MX
Santiago -or Rafa Jr.-, He lived his first call to a first division match and was close to making his debut wearing the colors of Rayos del Necaxa; however, by decision of his coach, he had to watch the entire game from the bench.
Since the middle of the week, the DT of the hydrocálidos, Andres Lillini, summoned the scion of the ex-captain of the FC Barcelona and of the Mexican team, so it was expected that he could enter the court even for a few minutes; however, the midfielder who wears the number 224 could not enter the game, since the coach did not see the ideal conditions for it.
And it is that The game went uphill for the rojiblancos from the first half, they went down on the scoreboard, when at minute 41 Fernando Gorriarán scored the only goal of the game.
During the second half, Lillini and Necaxa tried to row against the current to turn the score around, but their efforts did not bear fruit. and the DT decided not to give the 20-year-old the opportunity to enter, although it is expected that in future duels the conditions will be more favorable and Márquez Jr. can make his appearance in the first division.
Who is Santiago, the son of Rafa Márquez?
The eldest son of Rafael Márquez, Santiago Rafael Marquez Lavatis the son of the famous soccer player and actress Adriana Lavat, was born on January 17, 2003 in Centre, Monaco, while his father played with him AS Monacobefore making the leap to Barcelona, the club that changed his life.
James, who He has dual nationality, French and Mexican, He began his football career in 2018, with the Atlas, like his dad. The following three years he developed in the Academy of the red and black club and transcended from the U-15 to the U-18 team. Subsequently, the player decided to move to Aguascalientes and try his luck in the Necaxa U-20.
This 2023 Clausura Tournament was finally called up to play with the first team and, although he did not manage to enter, he could soon debut in Liga MX.
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