Liverpool’s new £37million signing has impressed so far since from Porto in January – despite netting just twice so far – and he gave supporters further evidence of his class by getting his country off the mark in brilliant fashion during their World Cup qualifying clash. Colombia won 3-0 on the night, with Diaz’s first strike being followed up by Miguel Borja and Mateus Uribe to keep their slim hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar alive.
Liverpool fans had the chance to watch new signing Luis Diaz in action for the first team when the Colombia attacker came on as a second half substitute during the FA Cup fourth round clash with English Championship strugglers Cardiff City. Colombia international Diaz came on as a 58th substitute for young midfielder Curtis Jones.
Fiorentina striker DusanVlahovic has taken the lead in the race for the Golden Boot in the Italian Serie A after he scored against Empoli over theweekend. The Serbian international took his tally to 11 goals when he scored the opening goal of the match to give Fiorentinathe lead on 57 minutes.Vlahovic broke the deadlock after a goalless first affair and he was on course to be the matchwinner before Empoli scored twice in the final three minutes to secure a 2-1 win over the team from Florence.
Merseyside giants Everton are back to winning ways after two bad results. The Toffees were able to see off bottom team Norwich City in a Premier League (PL) to return to victory ways after those two results.
Everton picked up their first poor result of the new season when they were beaten 3-0 at Aston Villa penultimate weekend thanks to three second half goals from the trio of Matty Cash, Lucas Digne (own goal) and Jamaican winger Leon Bailey. It was the Toffees’ first defeat in the Premier League this term. Everton then made it two straight poor results when they lost to London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on penalties in their Carabao Cup third round tie after the two teams had shared four goals in 90 minutes. Championship club QPR were able to seal a place in the fourth round at the expense of their Merseyside opponents. Read more
Inter Milan have made Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata their top target in the quest to sign a new striker this summer. This is according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia which also stated that the Serie A champions are finding it difficult to sign the Colombia national team player.Atalanta are said to be reluctant to part with the Colombia attacker unless they sign a replacement for him.
Colombia will face Uruguay in the quarterfinals at the ongoing Copa America tournament in Brazil after the group stage ended on Monday. Colombia were drawn in Group B alongside host nation Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. At the end of their group campaign, Colombia recorded four points from four games and ended in third position.