It has become a happy habit to talk about the good starts of the season for Duván Zapata. And this 2020/2021 will not be the exception.
The Colombian has played 9 games in this post-pandemic period and already has 6 scores. He is leading a celebration every 135 minutes, which has made a special difference for Atalanta in the Champions League.
In the current edition he totals 3 annotations and an assist in his two games, the last one a double that rescued the tie against the difficult Ajax in group D.
In this way, Zapata reaches 10 goals in UEFA competitions, 5 in the Champions League and 5 in the Europa League. He surpasses Luis Muriel thanks to the double this Tuesday, as they were even in 8 annotations.
10 goals in UEFA international club competition reached Duván Zapata in the UEFA Champions and Europa League.
🇨🇴 “El toro” Duván becomes the 7th Colombian player to score 10+ goals in the history of international club tournaments in Europe. pic.twitter.com/nGTeyUKOQb
– ALVARO HINCAPIE C. (@HINCAPIEDATOS) October 27, 2020
This Tuesday’s performance also gave him the satisfaction of becoming the fifth player in the country to achieve two celebrations in the same Champions League game, and accompanying Falcao, Jackson Martínez, Adrián Ramos and Felipe Pardo on the prestigious list.
The news is good for Atalanta but it is better for the Colombian National Team, which already had him as a starter in the Qualifiers and saw him celebrate his first goal on the way to Qatar 2022. With two tough rivals like Uruguay (November 13) and Ecuador (17), knowing him fully physically and with the inspiration that makes him one of the most feared strikers in Italy, is reason enough to celebrate. What if it is the fixed 9 of the Queiroz team? Is there a way to discuss it?