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Friday October 18 2019
Gasp furious with Zapata injury

A furious Gian Piero Gasperini has called for an end to the ‘destruction’ of international breaks after Atalanta lost Duvan Zapata for several weeks.

Zapata suffered a thigh injury during Colombia’s dead-rubber friendly with Chile last week, and Gasperini slammed the “useless” nature of such fixtures.

“I reacted with an expletive...” the Coach told Corriere dello Sport.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Alexis Sanchez out for two months?

There are reports Alexis Sanchez may be out for over two months after the Inter striker suffered an ankle injury playing for Chile.

The 30-year-old is only on loan from Manchester United and made four appearances for the Nerazzurri this season, scoring one goal.

However, he was on the end of a heavy challenge from Juventus and Colombia wide man Juan Cuadrado during a 0-0 draw.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Hamstring strain for Medel

Bologna midfielder Gary Medel has been sent home early from international duty with Chile after suffering a hamstring strain.

The player took part in last night’s 0-0 draw with Colombia, but pulled out in the closing stages clutching the back of his thigh.

A statement from the Chilean football federation confirmed Medel has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury in the right leg.

He is therefore returning to Italy and the Stadio Dall’Ara to begin a personalised recovery programme with Bologna.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Duvan Zapata concerns grow

Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata is returning to Italy after fears he suffered a serious thigh strain while playing for Colombia.

The striker limped off just 23 minutes into last night’s 0-0 draw with Chile.

A statement from the Colombian Federation confirmed Duvan Zapata has been sent back to his club and will require more tests over the next 48 hours to identify the extent of the injury.

It immediately seemed to be a serious problem and there are concerns he has a right thigh or hamstring strain.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Zapata and Alexis injured

There was bad news from Colombia-Chile, as Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata and Inter forward Alexis Sanchez suffered injuries.

The break for international duty is always a worrying time for Serie A clubs, who keep a close eye on any fitness issues that may arise around the world.

Colombia drew 0-0 with Chile in an international friendly this evening.

Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata lasted only 23 minutes before he had to be replaced and will require tests on a muscular issue.

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Saturday September 28 2019
Duvan Zapata: 'Exhausting Atalanta'

Duvan Zapata looks back over his career and “is not thinking about leaving” Atalanta, even if Gian Piero Gasperini’s training regime is “exhausting.”

The Orobici had their best ever season in 2018-19, finishing third in Serie A and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

It was also the 28-year-old striker’s most prolific campaign, scoring 28 goals in 48 competitive games, along with eight assists, so he went back over his career for Tuttosport.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Duvan Zapata: 'Soft Atalanta draw'

Duvan Zapata believes Atalanta can “do even better” than last season and their Champions League group draw was “softer than we thought it’d be.”

The Orobici had their best ever season, finishing third in Serie A to reach the Champions League for the first time and getting the silver medal in the Coppa Italia Final against Lazio.

“I am not interested in being Capocannoniere, as long as I get more goals than I did last season,” the Colombian told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Historic Muriel double with Brazil

Atalanta striker Luis Muriel bagged an historic brace as Colombia played a 2-2 friendly draw with Brazil in Miami.

Muriel became the first Colombian to put two goals past the Selecao in a single match.

Brazil had gone in front through Casemiro’s header on a Neymar corner, but Juventus player Alex Sandro gave away a penalty, converted by Muriel.

The Atalanta forward then completed the turnaround with a ferocious finish at the end of a flowing team move.

It ended 2-2, as Neymar marked his comeback with the equaliser.

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Friday August 16 2019
Serie A quartet in Brazil squad

Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta and Allan, as well as Udinese’s Samir, are in the Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies with Colombia and Peru.

Sandro, Paqueta and Allan all keep their places from Brazil’s Copa America conquest earlier in the summer.

There is also a first-ever call-up for Samir [pictured], who takes advantage of an injury to Flamengo defender Rodrigo Caio.

The Selecao host Colombia on September 7 before taking on Copa America runners-up Peru four days later.

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Friday August 2 2019
Agudelo set for Genoa medical

Atletico Huila have given Kevin Agudelo permission to have his medical for a transfer to Genoa.

A statement from the Colombian club confirmed he was being released to travel to Italy for the advanced negotiations and tests.

If the medical is successful, then Agudelo can complete the permanent move to Genoa.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Atletico Huila in January 2018.

So far this season, he has scored two goals and provided one assist in 16 Ligue Aguila games.

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