I'm going to be completely honest, normally I would've never done this SBC, but after getting two duplicate untradeable bruno fernandes from the 78+ picks I decided to slot them into both of Gio's squads since it would allow me to complete him for next to nothing.
So back to the card, I didn't know what to expect from him but I was getting tired of Iñaki Williams after 200+ games. He slot in perfect as a lone striker in a 4231 (get in behind and stay central)
So far I've played 10 games in Division 1 Rivals, he's scored 26 goals with 7 assists. Honestly just bonkers, I went from rank 3 to rank 1 in the span of 10 games after struggling for a week.
I consider myself above average but not great and this card is what I was missing, a clinical finisher who just buries it from any angle. His shots inside the box go in 90% of the time, and on the edge of the box he just rifles them top bins.
His 3 star weakfoot is fake, feels 5 star to me, as far as skill moves I don't really implement them into my game so I couldn't tell you, but dribbling with the left stick is immaculate.
On corners he's scored 3 or 4 headers that he honestly shouldn't get to at 5'11, but I guess that power header trait and 99 heading accuracy does a lot for him.
He's not the strongest but he doesn't go down easily if he's gone on a counter or in space, nobody's catching him (I use the Hunter Chem style)
I almost forgot, his 88 short pass comes very much in handy with 1-2's with my CAM (EL Fekir). He very rarely miss places a pass, I didn't really utilize his long passing.
At 40k I would definitely complete him given that even if you have just a little fodder he's easily done and doesn't require any informs.
-Price is decent
-Fake 3 star weakfoot, feels like 5 star
-Left stick dribbling is great
-Heading is very good, could be better if he was a bit taller though
-Short passing is amazing
-Decent links with Argentina and Serie A
None, well maybe his Stamina which isn't the best after the 65th/70th minute
My first ever Review on Futbin so I apologise if this review comes out as a littlle bad. Giovanni Simeone. Wow. Just wow. At first i was unsure of getting him because of the league he plays in but i was really getting desperate to get rid of Ripart (played him in RB) and Ben Yedder was a bit awful for me so i decided to check him out. His stats blew me away, I mean 99 jumping he will never lose a header and his shooting and dribbling felt amazing. His average body type made me think he was going to be a clunky card but he can pull off such smooth movement to get into a position to put the ball into the back of the net. I will admit his 3* 3* does make meta users turn away but people must remember skill moves won't always win you games (you would still need a player with good 4+ skill moves tho in your team) and weak foot, fair enough, i haven't used his weak foot a lot so i cannot comment on it but it could definitetly be better. I use skill moves sometimes when its absolutley necessary and that my opponent's defense is not breaking down. I slapped a Hawk him to improve his pace and shooting but importantly his physical and believe me when i say he will beat almost anyone in a physical battle whether in the air or through on goal. His strong foot guarantees goals and his weak foot i cannot cannot on as i have used him for only 10-11 games and he has scored in 10 out of 11 of them. I used him in my fut qualifiers and division rival and i am excited to use him in Fut Champs. He is an absolute steal of a card!
strength - he will muscle anyone off the ball unless their physical is equal or better than him, faster defenders could also get the ball before him but I haven't exprienced this much.
Pace - He's fast and agile and surprisingly an amazing goal poacher, he'll still be outpaced by some defenders tho.
Attack positioning - Like i said, an amazing goal poacher.
Jumping - will beat anyone in the air and is extremley dangerous on corners.
Dribbling - Nice and smooth, didn't find anything clunky about it.
shooting - He will very likely score from anywhere, never used his weak foot much but his strong foot is a killer.
3* 3* weak foot - probably the only thing wrong with this card, more the weak foot than skill moves.
stamina - will get tired 75th minute but you'll barely notice it.
So I did his SBC the second it came out to try him all i can say is that he is godly unstoppable even tho he had 3* weak foot it felt insane thats how crazy it was I've never had this much fun demolishing players on fifa since the rule breakers Arnautobeast came out he was insane I compared both of them and played with both of them up top. Arna is a beast, so i went ahead and compared them on 1 on 1 situations with the with the keeper he is insane doesnt miss a shot tht even long shots he is a beast even tho its 77 is scored screamers with him today, however, he does lack the strength and is bullied by big defenders like koulibaly VVD, Tomori OTW, but he can pace them and once he ur on ur way to a free goal and his passing even with 3* weak foot is just quality he played in a lobbed pass to diaby rulebreakers who just tucked it in easily he is just insane really cheap 2 but the problem with him is that he lacks links so if you dont have a Serie A team sorry hes not ur player but if u do and can even make a Argentinian/Serie A Hybrid he slots in perfectly remember to use a hunter or hes not gnna be as good as this review says he is, however if u dont hve the fodder trust me and get arnautovic rulebreakers.
- All his dribbling stats
- All his shooting stats
- Jumping and heading accuracy
- 3*wf 3*sm the wf was okay but the 3* sm was just really bad but if u dont skill 2 much get him perfect man.
I would never thought of doing this card but I had to sell my striker to do the icon pack and got barnes which was not great but still I find this card very fast good at dribbling. The only problem I have with this card is that his shooting for me does seem to be on the weak side and maybe the 3 star weak foot makes it worse as well but overall I think he is a great card for his price but sometimes has the odd problem with finishing his dinner (goals). if you are wondering I have used him in elite division.
maybe bit of let down with shooting and 3 star 3 star
I was lying in bed last night contemplating my review of Giovanni Simeone's IF. Then my friend informs me that the best player I've used this game just got better. I did the SBC and hopped straight into some rivals (I'm Div 2 for reference). Honestly he's just brilliant. Believe it or not, I actually didn't realize he only had 3* weak foot until I checked his card.
I would recommend completing him just for a good super sub and to be honest, he's worth it. Most 87s with good links are around the 30k mark anyway so its definitely not overpriced.
He never misses. He's scored some brilliant goals even on his weak foot. Not to mention 2 brilliant overhead kicks in the space of 5 games.
Even without a hunter, he's rapid.
He seems very agile and able to get past most good CBs I've come up against
As his stats would suggest, this is the main plus side to this card. I find him consistently winning aerial duels against players like Varane etc.
Not the best. His IF had poor passing but his POTM actually makes it bareable. Stick to simple passes to feet and you'll be fine.