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.
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have other striker targetsapart Colombia player Zapata but they are pushing the hardest for the Atalanta attacker. Read more
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.
The Colombians knew their position in Group B at the end of proceedings on Sunday night. They were not in action having played all their four matches in the group before the final set of matches in their group. Colombia were second on the final day before they were pushed to third place by Peru following their 1-0 win over Venezuela. With the Group B campaign done and dusted, Colombia knew they would be facing the team in second place from Group A which turned out to be Uruguay. Read more
Colombia national team striker Carlos Baccaplayed a big part in knocking Sevilla out of the Spanish La Liga race completely after he scored a hattrick for Europa League finalists Villarreal in a 4-0 win.
The Colombia scored three goals to lead Villarreal to an emphatic victory over his former club. His goals ensured that Sevilla dropped out of the title race in the Spanish La Liga at the weekend. Sevilla had started the weekend with a six-point deficit to league leaders Atletico Madrid with two games to go. Read more
Colombia strikers Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata were on target for Atalanta during the 5-0 thumping of Bologna at home. The Colombia duo started the game and were also on the scoresheet by the time they left the pitch towards the end of the game.
The two attackers played their part as Atalanta moved two places to second spot on the Italian Serie A standings.Atalanta started the weekend in fourth position before the significant win over Bologna catapulted the team to a position where they are the nearest challengers to league leaders Inter Milan. Read more
Top clubs across Europe have been successful in their bid to stop their players from traveling to South America for the forthcoming CONMEBOL 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying fixtures that are set to hold later this month. The decision was subconsciously agreed upon by the involved clubs who raised concerns about the continued outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
But it still does not mean that the players will not be competing in the Copa America that will be played in both Argentina and Colombia. The CONMEBOL eventually decided that the competition will have to go ahead with just ten countries and it has announced with the South American governing body revealing the schedule for the tournament via a recently-released announcement. Read more
Colombia attacker Luis Muriel is having a phenomenal season in the Italian Serie A and this is despite the fact that he is not a regular for Atalanta. Fellow Colombia attacker Duvan Zapata is always the preferred choice in the Atalanta attack for manager Gian Pero Gasperini but Luis Muriel has not been disturbed by that decision going by his penchant for scoring goals in the Italian Serie A this term thereby putting him in the hunt for the Golden Boot Award at the end of the season.
Gasperini has favoured the likes of Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata in his attack but Luis Muriel has always made his opportunities count whenever he gets them just like the weekend’s game at Cagliari.Atalanta found it hard to break down the Cagliari defencefor the majority of the game with the duo of Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata on the pitch until the arrival of Colombia international player Luis Muriel. Read more