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Thursday April 2 2015
Zapata: ‘I’m ready to play’

Milan defender Cristian Zapata says he’s ready to return to the pitch after battling with injury problems.

The Colombian centre-back sustained a broken foot in a Coppa Italia match with Sassuolo in January, and has not played since.

“I hope it’s all over now,” Zapata told Milan Channel.

“After the injury I had the flu. I’m happy to be back with the squad today to prepare for Saturday’s match [against Palermo].

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Wednesday February 25 2015
Serie A Team of Week 24

Following rain-offs and call-offs in Serie A’s five-day feast of football, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from round 24.

Marco Sportiello [Atalanta]

Showed his potential throughout especially when pure instinct helped him stop a powerful effort from Paul Pogba. Made several more crucial blocks including sensational saves from Roberto Pererya and Martin Caceres, while he could do nothing about the goals. Commanding.

Nemanja Vidic [Inter]

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Wednesday January 14 2015
Milan confirm Zapata injury

Milan have released a statement confirming that Cristian Zapata has suffered a fracture in his foot in the game against Sassuolo.

The Rossoneri defeated the Neroverdi 2-1 yesterday evening to advance to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, with Zapata playing the full 90 minutes.

However, the club has communicated today that the player will be compelled to a stop, having sustained a bone fracture in his right foot.

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Wednesday January 14 2015
Rossoneri’s struggling rear guard

In spite of Coppa Italia progression, a struggling Milan defence remains a worry at the start of 2015, considers Sam Lewis.

Despite an intention to ring in the New Year with a new outlook complete with the arrival of a shiny new player in Alessio Cerci, it was the same old defensive issues that hampered Filippo Inzaghi’s side against Sassuolo.

Once again Milan attacked with vigour and should’ve doubled the one goal lead Giampaolo Pazzini gave them in the first half, as chances created from the incisive boots of Stephan El Shaarawy came thick and fast.

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Monday December 29 2014
Zapata, El Kaddouri for Darmian

Details are circulating about a reported offer from Napoli for Torino full-back Matteo Darmian, involving €3m, Omar El Kaddouri and Duvan Zapata.

The Partenopei are set to reinforce their defence with the signing of Ivan Strinic, and are today being linked with a further signing in the form of Torino’s Italy international.

According to Tuttosport, the Partenopei have come in with a cash-plus-players offer in an attempt to tempt Il Toro with parting with the 25-year-old.

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Monday December 22 2014
Serie A Team of Week 16

With several top performances over the weekend when the top three returned to normality, Dave Taylor selects his best XI in matchday 16.

Nicola Leali [Cesena]

The 21-year-old Italian was integral to Cesena sneaking away with a point defying all and sundry with a succession of brave and classy saves. The only time he was beaten was by Simone Zaza’s penalty, otherwise he was totally commanding. Authoritative.

Lorenzo Tonelli [Empoli]

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Thursday November 27 2014
Zapata misses Allegri

Cristian Zapata says he was sorry to see Massimiliano Allegri leave Milan, and calls the derby a ‘wasted opportunity’.

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Thursday November 27 2014
Zapata criticises Inzaghi rotation

Cristian Zapata has criticised Milan Coach Filippo Inzaghi for his rotation policy, blaming a lack of continuity for his own patchy form.

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Friday November 7 2014
Milan squad for Sampdoria

Milan have named their squad for Saturday night’s Serie A trip to Sampdoria and include Cristian Zapata and Keisuke Honda.

It kicks off tomorrow at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

As expected, Alex and Ignazio Abate join long-term absentee Riccardo Montolivo in missing out on the fixture.

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Friday November 7 2014
Zapata could miss Sampdoria trip

Cristian Zapata will be assessed later today ahead of Milan’s trip to Genoa to face Sampdoria, after the defender missed training this week.

The Colombian international adds to a growing injury list for Milan, which also includes Ignazio Abate and Alex.

“We’ve lost some important players,” Inzaghi admitted in his Press conference ahead of the match.

“I have a big squad. For those who have played less there’s no way they’ll be ready. We have no Alex, Abate or Muntari.

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