Gonzalo Montiel: Argentina World Cup Hero Accused of Assaulting woman

Gonzalo Montiel: Argentina World Cup Hero Accused of Assaulting woman

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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Gonzalo Montiel has been accused of intimately assaulting a model at his birthday party in his native Argentina.

The Sevilla right-back was the player who converted Argetina's final penalty in the shootout against France - winning La Albiceleste's first World Cup in 36 years.

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Argentina star Gonzalo Montie has been accused of harassing a woman. Credit: @marca
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According to Spanish Publication Marca, the 26-year-old allegedly abused the woman on January 1, 2019, during a birthday party at his house.

Raquel Hermida, the lawyer of the victim, explains that the model had been in a "small, short relationship" with Montiel, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The lawyer alleged that the victim does not drink alcohol, but after trying two drinks "she became absolutely unconscious."

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Montiel's career

Montiel began his professional career with the team in 2016 and has since made 139 appearances, winning the Primera Division championship in 2021 and the Copa Libertadores in 2018.

After that, he agreed to join Sevilla for the 21–22 season for about £10 million.

The right back has 35 club games under his belt and one La Liga goal.

He won the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina during his international tenure.

He gave up a penalty late in extra time of the Qatar final due to a handball, and Kylian Mbappe converted it to tie the score at 3-3 for France.

The game then went to a penalty shootout- with Montiel driving a low ball to the left to give Argentina their third World Cup.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)