Liverpool's Díaz's parents abducted in Colombia, with the mother subsequently rescued
The mother of Luis Díaz, a footballer for Liverpool and Colombia, was saved on Saturday from kidnapping in the country's north, according to Colombian President Gustavo Petro, but his father is still missing.
A team of detectives was gathered, according to the Colombian attorney general's office, to look for the pair in Barrancas, a municipality in the country's northern La Guajira region.
Director William Rene Salamanca was consulted by Cilenis Marulanda, Díaz's mother, who was rescued, according to the National Police. Salamanca stated in a video that he is searching for Diaz's father with every agent.
The 26-year-old Díaz's parents were allegedly abducted while driving to their residence. Authorities reported that after stopping them, gunmen on motorcycles took off with their vehicles.
The soccer association of Colombia issued a statement in which it condemned the kidnapping and pleaded with the authorities to free the father.
With 43 games under his belt for Colombia, Díaz has remained silent about the event.
In January 2022, Liverpool, a Premier League team, acquired winger Díaz from Porto, a Portuguese club, for a substantial sum of money. In 58 games for the Premier League's biggest clubs, he has 14 goals to his name.
The next game Liverpool will play is on Sunday against Nottingham Forest.Ancelotti said that Bellingham's scoring ability "surprised" Madrid.
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Jude Bellingham, a teenage English midfielder, scored twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Barcelona, and Ale Moreno was all over him. At 0:58
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Jude Bellingham, a midfielder for Real Madrid, scored twice in their 2-1 El Clásico victory over Barcelona on Saturday. After the game, Ancelotti stated he was "surprised" by Bellingham's goal-scoring form and that "right now he's the player who's making the difference."
After Ilkay Gündogan had given Barca the lead in the sixth minute, Bellingham tied the score at the Olympic Stadium in the 68th minute with a long-range shot before winning in extra time to put Madrid atop the La Liga standings with 28 points.
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In his news conference following the game, Ancelotti stated, "He scored a stupendous goal for the first and he was smart for the second." "It surprises us. His degree and his level of efficiency right away startle everyone.
"He enters the box, but his shot for the first goal today caught us off guard; he scored an incredible goal... He's the player who's changing everything right now."
This season, Jude Bellingham has already scored more goals in the league than he has ever had in his career. Alex Caparros/Getty
After scoring three goals in the Champions League, the England player now has 13 goals overall and 10 goals in 10 league games this season, ranking him as the division's top scorer.
Ancelotti remarked, "He has a very good attitude and seems like a veteran." "The equaliser changed the dynamic completely, it meant more strength for us and more weakness for Barcelona, who had played better until then."
Luka Modric, Bellingham's midfield partner, echoed his boss' compliments.
"I'm at a loss for words," Modric remarked. "It seems like he has been here for a while now that he has arrived. He has toppled over. We're all pleased with his appearance, demeanor, and qualities.
"What he's doing is not a coincidence." He is an exceptional young man with great talent. He himself is in shock at the goals he is scoring."
Madrid has not had a single shot on goal during the first half of play.
When questioned about his half-time team talk, Ancelotti replied, "I told them you can lose these games but if we had to lose, we had to do it differently." "Better in the duels, more vigor, greater drive. Based on their performance in the second half, [the team] concurred with my remarks."
Despite Bellingham's two LaLiga goals this season, Ancelotti stressed the squad shouldn't depend on his goals and asked strikers Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo Goes to contribute.
"[Bellingham] can easily get to 20 to 25 goals," Ancelotti stated. "He's off to a good start, but we don't consider him a goal scorer—rather, we see him as a vital player who is currently tallying a lot of goals." The forwards must also score goals for us."