Our football match prediction:
Club America and Atletico Nacional face each other in an all-American derby at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup. Third place at the tournament in Japan is at stake and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when the two teams take on each other in Sunday’s football match. Las Aguilas suffered a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the semis and it has to be noted that the Champions League winners missed a number of clear-cut opportunities to score during the game. The Colombian outfit, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems in a 3-0 loss to Kashima and they are certainly desperate to make amends for the heartbreaking defeat. Both Club America and Atletico Nacionals are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s game and we predict that both sides will find the net in the 3rd place play-off.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Nacional):
Atletico Nacional are a Colombian football club which was found on March 7, 1947. El Verde (the Green) play their home games at Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medelin and it has to be noted that the venue was opened back in 1953. Atletico Nacional are the first Colombian team to win Copa Libertadores, with the team beating Olimpia of Paraguay in the title game back in 1989. 27 years later el Verde won their second trophy in the elite competition as they outplayed Independiente del Valle in the two-legged tie. Borja scored the winner in the return leg and, no doubt, that was the most important goal of his career. Atletico Nacional won their 15th Primera A trophy in 2015 and they have three Copa Colombia titles as well (2013, 2013, 2016). The likes of Rene Higuita, Faustino Asprilla, Diego Osorio, Juan Pablo Angel, Ivan Cordoba, Juan Camilo Zuniga, David Ospina, Oscar Murillo and Andres Escobar are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Escobar represented Colombia at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and he was killed by gunmen after scoring an own goal in a 2-1 loss to USA.