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Quintero stuns France as Colombia hit back to win 3-2

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Paris (AFP) – Substitute Juan Quintero lashed home a penalty five minutes from time as Colombia came back from 2-0 down to stun France 3-2 on Friday.

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti was penalised for a rash lunge on Quintero’s fellow substitute Jose Izquierdo as the South Americans received a morale boost ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Quintero stuns France as Colombia hit back to win 3-2

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Paris (AFP) – Substitute Juan Quintero lashed home a penalty five minutes from time as Colombia came back from 2-0 down to stun France 3-2 on Friday.

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti was penalised for a rash lunge on Quintero’s fellow substitute Jose Izquierdo as the South Americans received a morale boost ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

De Gea stars as Manchester United settle for Sevilla draw

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – David de Gea deflected the attention away from Paul Pogba with another spectacular display of goalkeeping as Manchester United came away from their Champions League last 16, first leg against Sevilla in Spain with a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

De Gea made two breathtaking saves to deny Steven N’Zonzi and Luis Muriel at the end of the first half at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, denying Sevilla a lead to take to England for next month’s return.

De Gea stars as Manchester United settle for Sevilla draw

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – David de Gea deflected the attention away from Paul Pogba with another spectacular display of goalkeeping as Manchester United came away from their Champions League last 16, first leg against Sevilla in Spain with a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

De Gea made two breathtaking saves to deny Steven N’Zonzi and Luis Muriel at the end of the first half at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, denying Sevilla a lead to take to England for next month’s return.

Goalkeeper Rico stars in Sevilla victory

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Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Rico was the hero for Sevilla with a penalty save and several key interventions as his side boosted their European hopes with a 1-0 win over Girona in La Liga on Sunday.

The only goal of the game at a sunny Sanchez Pizjuan was scored just over 30 seconds into the second half, with Pablo Sarabia making sure the ball went in after a Joaquin Correa effort was stopped on the line.

Nainggolan hits maiden Roma brace in Cup romp

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Milan (AFP) Radja Nainggolan's maiden Roma brace stole the spotlight as his team secured an Italian Cup quarter-final tie against second division Cesena with a 4-0 romp over Sampdoria on Thursday.

Although Luis Muriel hit the post early on for Sampdoria, a sensational Leandro Paredes volley also hit the woodwork at the other end and was a sign of more to come from Luciano Spalletti's Serie A title challengers.

Nainggolan hits maiden Roma brace in Cup romp

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Milan (AFP) Radja Nainggolan's maiden Roma brace stole the spotlight as his team secured an Italian Cup quarter-final tie against second division Cesena with a 4-0 romp over Sampdoria on Thursday.

Although Luis Muriel hit the post early on for Sampdoria, a sensational Leandro Paredes volley also hit the woodwork at the other end and was a sign of more to come from Luciano Spalletti's Serie A title challengers.

Verdi hits stunner as Bologna sink Samp

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Milan (AFP) Ten-man Sampdoria's early season woes continued with a 2-0 defeat at Bologna on Wednesday where Simone Verdi hit a stunning first-half volley for the hosts.

Sampdoria made a bright start to life under new coach Marco Giampaolo by winning their opening two games of the Serie A season.

Bacca wins ‘Battle of Colombians’ as Milan sink Samp

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca came off the bench to win the 'Battle of the Colombians' with a late strike in a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Friday.

Bacca started on the bench amid reports of a midweek spat with Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella.

But amid the ever-present danger of a Sampdoria goal from friend and compatriot Luis Muriel, Montella introduced the Colombian on the hour and Bacca didn't disappoint.

Bacca wins ‘Battle of Colombians’ as Milan sink Samp

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca came off the bench to win the 'Battle of the Colombians' with a late strike in a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Friday.

Bacca started on the bench amid reports of a midweek spat with Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella.

But amid the ever-present danger of a Sampdoria goal from friend and compatriot Luis Muriel, Montella introduced the Colombian on the hour and Bacca didn't disappoint.

English Premier League

Done deal: Sevilla sign Everton forward

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Everton striker Sandro Ramirez has joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, the Spanish La Liga side have confirmed.

The 22-year-old returns to Spain just half a season after coming to the Premier League from Malaga, after enduring a troublesome debut campaign at Goodison Park.

Sampdoria Close to Deal to Sign Samuel Eto’o From Everton

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Sampdoria are closing in on the signing of Everton striker Samuel Eto'o, according to reports in Italy.

The Genoa outfit, which sold top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month, are desperately looking to reinforce their attacking line after negotiations aimed at signing Udinese forward Luis Muriel collapsed on Thursday.

Sampdoria Close to Deal to Sign Samuel Eto’o From Everton

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Sampdoria are closing in on the signing of Everton striker Samuel Eto'o, according to reports in Italy.

The Genoa outfit, which sold top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month, are desperately looking to reinforce their attacking line after negotiations aimed at signing Udinese forward Luis Muriel collapsed on Thursday.

Luis Suarez

Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses

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Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just over a fortnight until the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, teams across the globe are putting their final preparations into training camps as the squads are whittled down to the 23 men that will compete when June 12th comes around in Sao Paulo.

Liverpool To Compete With Dortmund For Forward

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Barclays Premier League side Liverpool will face competition in the race for the signature of Rubin Kazan striker Salomon Rondon, according to the Daily Express.
Bundesliga side Dortmund are said to be interested in the Venezuelan, and will contest Liverpool for his services.
Liverpool are preparing themselves for the possible departure of Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, and are looking to Rondon to replace their top goal scorer, reports the paper.

Udinese

Liverpool Facing Five-Way Fight For Colombian Star

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Liverpool is one of five clubs considering a summer swoop for Udinese forward Luis Muriel.
The striker's representative last week revealed the Colombia international is open to offers having struggled for a regular first-team role this term. The 23-year-old has started only 13 league games, yet has still managed to find the back of the net on four occasions.

Agent Of Udinese Striker Denies Liverpool Contact

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The agent of Udinese striker Luis Muriel has denied that he's been in contact with any English sides, despite growing rumours of Liverpool being interested in his client.
The 22-year-old Colombian, who signed for the Friuli-based side in 2010 and spent two years out on loan, scored 11 goals and provided three assists during his first full year with the Zebrette last season and has garnered the attention of some of Europe's biggest clubs as a result.

Arsenal tracking Udinese star Luis Muriel

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Arsenal have set their sights on striker Luis Muriel and could make an offer for the Udinese superstar in January, as Arsene Wenger looks to add fire-power to his attacking line-up, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato.

From Italy: Arsenal monitoring Udinese star Luis Muriel

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Arsenal have set their sights on striker Luis Muriel and could make an offer for the Udinese superstar in January, as Arsene Wenger looks to add fire-power to his attacking line-up, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato.

United lining up for Serie A forward

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English media outlet Metro is reporting that Manchester United boss David Moyes is lining up a possible move for Udinese forward Luis Muriel. Muriel was linked with a move to Liverpool earlier this summer by the Daily Express, but remains at the Serie A club. Now, with Wayne Rooney edging ever closer to demanding a move away from Old Trafford,Metro believes that Moyes is turning his attention towards finding a replacement.

Liverpool Want Luis Muriel To Replace Luis Suarez

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Liverpool is reportedly lining up Udinese youngster Luis Muriel as a replacement for Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan striker has made it clear that he wants to leave the club, with Arsenal seemingly in pole position for his signature.
According to the Daily Star, the Reds will turn to Colombian youngster Muriel if Suarez does leave Anfield.

Image: Evolution of a Liverpool transfer rumour on Twitter

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This excellent image shows how a comment made by The Times journalist Rory Smith that Liverpool had "looked at" Udinese striker Luis Muriel became a fully-blown Luis Suarez replacement transfer rumour reported by national newspaper. That's despite the fact that Smith had clarified that Muriel was not a current target or a Suarez replacement just [.

Liverpool linked with another Luis

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Liverpool are apparently expecting Luis Suarez to leave the club, after being linked to Udinese's Luis Muriel as the man to replace Suarez according to the Daily Express. Suarez, who has been pursued by Arsenal throughout the summer, appears to have won the battle with the Reds to leave the Premier League club, according to reports.

Liverpool Target Luis Muriel As Suarez Replacement

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Liverpool is considering a move for Udinese striker Luis Muriel as a replacement for Luis Suarez if their star man leaves Anfield this summer, Goal understands.
Suarez has encouraged a £40 million transfer to Real Madrid by admitting he would find it hard to turn down the Spanish giants as he seeks Champions League football next season.

Arsenal linked with Columbian international striker

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger still can't seem to get his head around the idea that you need to bring in top established players in order to be successful (or so it goes), and according to the press he will go head to head for the signature of 21-year-old Luis Muriel. The Columbian striker has [.