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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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Tuesday July 30 2019
Real Madrid leave out James

Napoli are still in the running for James Rodriguez after he was left out of Real Madrid’s squad photographs.

The injury to Marco Asensio led to suggestions James would remain at the Bernabeu this season, following a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich.

He just returned from an extended vacation due to Copa America duty with Colombia and was therefore left out of the Audi Cup squad for this week.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Napoli miss out on James & Fekir?

Napoli could miss out on James Rodriguez and Nabil Fekir if the latest reports are to be believed.

James has long been Napoli’s No 1 target in the summer transfer window, but their inability to close a deal with Real Madrid has let in Atletico.

Consequently, Habla Deportes and Radio Caracol journalist Juan Salvador Barcera has tweeted that the 28-year-old will become an Atleti player.

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Sunday July 21 2019
Genoa go for Colombian midfielder

Genoa are in advanced talks with Atletico Huila for Colombian midfielder Kevin Agudelo.

According to Opanoticias.com and La Gazzetta dello Sport, the deal could be done within days for €2.5m, representing 70 per cent of his contract.

Atletico Huila President Juan Carlos Patarroyo confirmed they had negotiations with Genoa, but that other clubs were also interested.

A meeting has been set for Monday to push the situation forward.

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