Millonarios ensured their return to the group stage of a Copa Libertadores in June, when they won the 16th star, defeating Atlético Naciona in the final.l for shots from the penalty spot.
The blues have not been in that stage of the continental tournament since 2018, when they entered it for the title won in the second half of 2017. The goal is to advance at least to the round of 16, a phase they have not reached since 1997.
It should be remembered that Millonarios played in the Libertadores semifinals three times: in 1960, in the first edition of the tournament, and then, in 1973 and 1974. Since then, they have been in the quarterfinals twice, in 1989 and 1995.
Millonarios hoped to win the two-time League championship, but that door closed on Sunday, when they lost 1-0 to América and were left with no options to beat Medellín: they can reach them in points, but they still do not surpass them due to DIM’s sporting advantage by having been second in the round-robin phase.
The team led by Alberto Gamero already has a first loss for the Libertadores and the 2024 League. Attacker Fernando Uribe, the club’s top scorer in short tournaments, announced his retirement and on Sunday, in Cali, he played his last game as a professional , after 22 years of career.
A well-known face would return to Millonarios in 2024
Millonarios seeks to reinforce its attack, one of its weak points this semester, and that is why it already has advanced talks to get its first reinforcement. And he is a very well-known face.
According to journalist Antonio Casale, there is already an agreement between Millonarios and Lens, from France, for attacker Óscar Cortés to return to the club. with which he was already champion in the first half of this year.
Your representative does not agree but they are working on it so that the business can be done.
— Antonio Casale (@casaleantonio) December 6, 2023
However, according to the same source, the player’s businessman does not agree with Cortés’ return to Colombian football, although that would not be an obstacle to his return.
EL TIEMPO confirmed with Millonarios sources that, indeed, there are talks to bring back the young man born in Tumaco, who debuted with the club in 2022 and who went to Europe after playing 28 official matches and contributing 7 goals and 5 assists.
In France, Cortés has not had continuity: he was not registered for the Champions League and only played two games with the first team. He was in five other games with the reserve team, with which he scored three goals.
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