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AC Milan defender Zapata injured in Cup fixture
AC Milan defender Zapata injured in Cup fixture

Zapata has fractured a bone in his right foot Rome, Jan 15 (IANS) Italian football club AC Milan announced on Thursday, that their Colombian defender Cristian Zapata has been sidelined, after suffering a fractured bone in his right foot. The 29-year-old suffered the injury in the final minutes of Milan's 2-1 Italian Cup last 16 win over Sassuolo Tuesday and is expected to be out for several weeks. Milan officials released a statem

Jan 15 2015
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: 3 crucial battles that will decide the outcome
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid: 3 crucial battles that will decide the outcome

While most of the Champions League talk surrounds the matches involving English clubs, there is business elsewhere to be done in the Champions League this week, with AC Milan’s clash with Atletico Madrid bound to whet the appetite still further. Milan’s decline is a story almost as remarkable as Atletico Madrid’s rise to disrupt the La Liga hegemony and for this entirely contrasting duo to be pitted against one another offers a narrative fi

Feb 19 2014
Rumour: Manchester United target Christian Zapata happy at AC Milan
Rumour: Manchester United target Christian Zapata happy at AC Milan

AC Milan defender, Cristian Zapata has distanced himself from speculation of him moving to the Premier League in the January transfer window. The defender is said to be happy in Italy, and is not considering jumping ship anytime soon. The 27-year old has been in inspired form for the Rossineris this season, despite the club languishing in the bottom half of the Italian Serie A. However, the defender is adamant that he wishes to play out the rema

Dec 18 2013
AC Milan 2-2 AS Roma: Tactical Analysis - Defensive and positional errors prove costly for both teams
AC Milan 2-2 AS Roma: Tactical Analysis - Defensive and positional errors prove costly for both teams

AC Milan have had a poor first half of the campaign and find themselves struggling to get into the coveted European spots. Roma, on the other hand, had a dream start to the season which saw them winning 10 consecutive games having conceded just 1 goal, before hitting a slight slump; they’ve won just 1 game in their last 5 Serie A matches, and are still unbeaten. AC Milan needed to start getting points to keep pace with those above them, or ris

Dec 18 2013
Roma could've done better against Milan: Garcia
Roma could've done better against Milan: Garcia

Milan, Dec 17 (IANS) Roma head coach Rudi Garcia was disappointed with his side who wasted chances in their 2-2 draw with AC Milan in Italian Serie A football at San Siro. Mattia Destro and Kevin Strootman had twice put the visitors ahead, and Cristian Zapata and Sulley Muntari scored to help Milan equalise twice here Monday night, reports Xinhua. “In terms of football I have to be disappointed, as when we are in front twice we’ v

Milan held 2-2 by Roma
Milan held 2-2 by Roma

Milan, Dec 17 (IANS) AC Milan were held 2-2 by Roma San Siro and missed the chance to close the gap to Juventus at the top of Serie A. Sulley Muntari struck a 77th-minute equaliser to snatch a point for Massimiliano Allegri’s struggling side here Monday, reports Xinhua. Mattia Destro had opened the scoring for the visitors at the 13th minute, but Cristian Zapata levelled at the 29th minute. Kevin Strootman looked to have sealed the poi

Dec 17 2013
Allegri happy with Milan's draw with Roma
Allegri happy with Milan's draw with Roma

Milan, Dec 17 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri was satisfied with his side’s 2-2 draw with Roma at home Monday. Mattia Destro and Kevin Strootman had twice put the visitors ahead, and Cristian Zapata and Sulley Muntari scored to help Milan equalise twice. “It was an entertaining game for the spectators, a little less for us. We knew Roma were strong in space, but there were incidents we should’ve avoided,̶

Dec 17 2013
Video: Celtic 0 - 3 AC Milan
Video: Celtic 0 - 3 AC Milan

Celtic exit the Champions League after losing 3-0 to AC Milan. Goals from Kaka, Mario Balotelli and Christian Zapata helped Milan secure all 3 points at Celtic park.

Nov 27 2013
AC Milan vs PSV Eindhoven: Key Battles
AC Milan vs PSV Eindhoven: Key Battles

Battle for the Group Stage(Getty Images) AC Milan take on PSV in the UEFA Champions League Play-off Second Leg tonight and both sets of fans are on the edge of a mental breakdown. Given the importance of the tie, in terms of both finance and pride, it might not be too far fetched to believe that the players feel much the same way. Nevertheless, these two teams will give it their all in the time that remains. The teams seemed evenly matched last

Aug 28 2013
Colombia thwart Argentina in World Cup qualifier
Colombia thwart Argentina in World Cup qualifier

Argentina and Colombia both finished with 10 men after a stormy but pulsating 0-0 draw in South American qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup here on Friday. The Argentinians had striker Gonzalo Higuain sent off after a clash with Colombia’s Cristian Zapata midway through the first half and also saw two second-half goals from Sergio Aguero disallowed for offside. Venezuelan referee Marlon Escalante was escorted from the field at the whistle a

Jun 8 2013
Defenders of the Month for May: The Nominees
Defenders of the Month for May: The Nominees

May was a month with more drama and more excitement than any other, with cup finals being played throughout the continent. The team that scores the most goals wins but to do that, you must make sure the defence is solid, to quote legendary Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman. Here are the top five nominees for Defender of the Month for May: Jeremy Mathieu, Valencia and France Although Valencia lost one game in May, they kept four clean sheets in the

Jun 3 2013
Columbia National Football team: The sleeping giants
Columbia National Football team: The sleeping giants

The Colombian National Football team, also known as Los Cafeteros, might see a comeback in the World Cup 2014 after a gap of 16 long years. The last decade of the last century, when the side could boast of players like Carlos Valderrama, Rene Higuita or Faustino Asprilla, was really their best and reached their highest ever FIFA ranking of 4th position in 1996. The side, despite having some of the best talents, could never perform to their lev

Mar 2 2013
AC Milan's double punch has Barcelona on the ropes: A 5 point analysis
AC Milan's double punch has Barcelona on the ropes: A 5 point analysis

Tactically astute  Milan leave no gaps for Barcelona to exploit In recent years, Barcelona have generally succumbed to either a mastermind tactician, or a superhuman performances from someone from the opposition. Coming into this game, Milan seemed to be lacking on both fronts, as a 13-player exodus in the summer had left them searching for a new identity for themselves, and the workman-like approach of Max Allegri hadn’t quite always

Feb 21 2013
Proof that AC Milan goal against Barcelona was not handball
Proof that AC Milan goal against Barcelona was not handball

As AC Milan beat Barcelona 2-0 at the San Siro, a controversy emerged about the first goal scored,which was considered to be a hand ball by Barca supporters. But as seen in the GIF below, the ball struck Cristian Zapata’s upper arm, and therefore was not a hand ball.

Feb 21 2013
UEFA CL fixtures and top contenders: rock bottom fast approaching for the English
UEFA CL fixtures and top contenders: rock bottom fast approaching for the English

Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Barcelona lead their respective leagues handsomely, but all 3 of them have lost out in the CL to one or more opposition who were miles behind them. Dortmund and Real Madrid, whose league form has been nowhere near comparison to their squad’s potential, have left the world begging for more after their Champions League endeavors. And last but not at the very least, the Champions of England and the Champions of

Dec 22 2012
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