Olympiacos added its third consecutive victory this Sunday, March 19, and comfortably beat Volos 3-0 as a visitor for the first date of the play off of the Greek Super League.
After recovering from an injury, the Colombian James Rodríguez returned to the rojiblanco team’s starting roster and played 64 minutes. In addition, he participated directly in the second goal of his team.
The midfielder, in the same way, was quite participatory from the beginning of the match and was close to scoring in the 25th minute of the first half, after a mid-range shot.
Despite the fact that he could not score, the midfielder from Cucuta made a nice goal pass near the end of the initial stage, when managed to assist Bakambu for Olympiacos’s second score.
James had completed a month this week without having action in the local championship. The Colombian’s last game took place in February against Panaitolikos, from where he missed several Cup and League games, which detracted from the continuity he had been having.
Thanks to this new assist against Volos, the player from the national team has five passes in the current season. In addition, he has six goals with the Greek club’s shirt.
The next meeting of the squad led by Míchel Gónzalez will take place after the Fifa date and will be on Sunday, April 2 against Aris.
It should be remembered that the Colombian Football Federation announced the list of summoned for the next friendlies of the tricolor. The Olympiacos midfielder is one of the main novelties.
First Confirmed Kills
The FCF also confirmed through a press release that Johan Carbonero will not be part of the coffee team for the duels against Japan and South Korea, due to suffering a delicate injury.
“The coaching staff, together with the doctors of the Colombian Men’s Senior Team, inform that the player Johan Carbonero will not be able to join the team’s concentration, after suffering an injury with his club”, stated the entity.
Racing de Avellaneda, a club of which Carbonero is a part in Argentina, was somewhat more specific and specified: “The studies carried out on the player on that date revealed a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.”
The FCF, in the same way, announced once the Premier League Saturday day ended that Jefferson Lerma will not join the group of summoned in the Asian continent.
“The coaching staff informs that the player Jéfferson Lerma, from AFC Bournemouth of England, will not be able to join the Colombian team concentration after suffering an injury in the last game with his club. The Colombian midfielder had been called up for the Tricolor’s friendly tour in Asia, for the matches against South Korea and Japan in two preparation games,” they added.
The preparation matches of the national team against South Korea and Japan will take place in Asian territory on March 24 (Friday) and 28 (Tuesday), respectively. The games will be broadcast live by Caracol Televisión and RCN.