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Copa Libertadores hero Juan Quintero tops Player Power Rankings ahead of Salah

If you score the winner in the biggest rivalry in world football to lift a continental trophy, you're likely to finish top of Player Power Rankings. Our global editors pick their top 10 performers from the weekend.

Also receiving votes: Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach).

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Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero survives post-match shooting

Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero narrowly escaped injury when his car was shot at after the Colombian team failed to make the first division playoffs, local media reported on Monday.

Quintero was in a car with his brother following the game against Pasto when two men on a motorcycle sprayed his car with bullets, he told Colombian reporters.

"I was driving to my flat with my brother when I felt someone knocking on the car window and I saw a gun pointing at me," the 23-year-old said.

"The only...

 By David Amoyal

Rumours rated: Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus? Willian to Barcelona?

The World Cup is in full swing, but the transfer rumour mill hasn't slowed down one bit. David Amoyal breaks down and rates some potential moves to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: 15 percent

The Serie A champions' strong bond to Real Madrid dates back to the 1990s, and they have recently established a relationship with Jorge Mendes as a result of the Joao Cancelo deal. But landing the super agent's highest-profile client would come at an enormous cost at a time...

Colombia without James Rodriguez: What happens if he can't play England?

NOTE: This is translated from an original piece for ESPN Argentina.

No Colombian wants to even imagine it. James Rodriguez's possible absence for the most important match of the past few years is something that fills the fans with concern. The No. 10 is the Tricolor's flag-bearer and in the only match he has been able to play the full 90 minutes this summer, against Poland, he was one key to the victory.

His influence is unquestionable and that is why Jose Pekerman is already working to strengthen...

Colombia have a new leader: Meet Juan Fernando Quintero, a classic No. 10

NOTE: This is translated from an original piece for ESPN Argentina.

MOSCOW -- In the middle of the match against Poland, Jose Pekerman did something out of the ordinary: He cried out to Juan Fernando Quintero: "You are great, you are great."

(In Spanish, Pekerman actually said: "Sos un crack, sos un crack." In Latin American soccer, the use of several English language words is still very common.)

Pekerman's praise for Colombia's best player of the World Cup group stage was not only a means...


Juan Cuadrado impresses, but Juan Fernando Quintero is becoming Colombia's star

Sunday's match was as important as a final, and that was how Colombia played it.

Strong on all their lines, they fought when they needed to fight in their 3-0 win over Poland, and played when they needed to play.

Jose Pekerman's men had a rough start but they never truly suffered and, except for the first 10 minutes, they always had the game under control -- even more so after Yerry Mina's goal. And in the second half, further goals boosted their confidence. When Colombia are playing well, they...