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Paul Pogba    M    Juventus
Pogba took two shots, with one on target, and added four dribbles and three crosses in Sunday's 2-1 Euro 2016 victory over Ireland that sent France to the quarterfinals.

Fantasy Analysis

Pogba's clumsy challenge on Shane Long in the beginning of the game could've turned out to be very costly for Les Bleus causing a penalty kick that saw Ireland leading well into the second half. He redeemed himself, though, completely with a very solid play throughout the rest of the game helping his team put consistent pressure on their opponents. With his talent and skills he goes into any clash with a solid fantasy upside regardless of opponent.
Carlos Bacca    F    AC Milan
Bacca bagged the winner on two shots, with one on target, en route to 1-0 win over USA in Copa America Centenario third-place game which gives the Colombians the bronze medals. He finished the tournament with two goals on 14 shots (seven on target), three fouls drawn and a yellow card on three fouls in five appearances (four starts) taking his international record to 12 goals in 32 caps.

Fantasy Analysis

Bacca had the honor to make the crucial finish of a clinical Colombian attack and bring home the bronze medals. The Colombians played patiently but were dangerous on the breaks and Bacca could've increased his game tally. That was his second notch of the competitions. The 29-year-old forward had an outstanding campaign with AC Milan last season notching 18 scores, assisting twice and averaging two shots per game while taking part in all 38 Serie A matches (36 starts).
Juan Cuadrado    F    Juventus
Cuadrado took one shot off target and was given a yellow card on two fouls en route to a 1-0 win over USA in Copa America Centenario third-place game which gives the Colombians the bronze medals. He finished the tournament with one assist, four shots off target, 19 fouls drawn and a yellow card on eight fouls in six appearances (five starts) taking his international record to 55 caps with six goals.

Fantasy Analysis

Cuadrado had a very smart chip to beat Tim Howard, though, the crossbar was there to prevent him from his first goal of the tournament. The 28-year-old winger was deep down the depth charts with Chelsea last season and moved to Juve on-loan in January where he was a key cog in the second half of the season finishing the campaign with four goals, five assists and an average of 1.3 shots per game in 28 Serie A appearances (16 starts).
Jeison Murillo    D    Inter Milan
Murillo tallied a clean sheet, one shot off target and a yellow card on one foul en route to 1-0 win over USA in Copa America Centenario third-place game which gave Colombia the bronze medals. He finished the tournament with three clean sheets, three shots off target, 11 fouls drawn and two yellow cards on seven fouls taking his international record to 21 caps with one goal.

Fantasy Analysis

Murillo had a rather eventful night with a happy ending. Besides his golden opportunity to grab his first goal of the tournament and his caution he was put under a lot of pressure in the second half by the Yanks and his fantasy outcome could've swung south if it wasn't for a couple of magnificent David Ospina's saves and a shot off the post. The 24-year-old center back had an excellent debut campaign for Inter Milan last season and was a consistent fantasy producer finishing with two goals, one assist, 13 clean sheets and 65 tackles in 34 Serie A appearances (32 starts), though, he also had a solid disciplinary record (four yellow and three red cards).
Cristian Zapata    D    AC Milan
Zapata recorded a clean sheet en route to a 1-0 win over USA in Copa America Centenario third-place game which gave Colombia the bronze medals. He finished the tournament with one goal on three shots (one on target) and a yellow card on five fouls taking his international record to 45 caps with one goal.

Fantasy Analysis

Zapata and the Colombian back line had an outstanding first half but put under more pressure from Team USA almost cracked a few times in the second. Strong fantasy finish for Zapata, nonetheless. The 29-year-old center back, though, wasn't able to win out a regular starting spot with AC Milan last season and didn't have much fantasy value finishing the campaign with one goal, two clean sheets and 24 tackles in 16 Serie A appearances (14 starts).
Bryan Cristante    M    Pescara
The young Italian midfielder is moving on loan to Pescara from Benfica, after spending the second half of last season with Palermo, Football Italia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cristante grew up with AC Milan and was a very highly regarded prospect when he left the club two years ago. Cristante left AC Milan because he didn't want to get stuck on the bench and thought leaving would help his development.
Gianluca Lapadula    F    AC Milan
The leading scorer in Italy's second division has made a surprise move to AC Milan, Football Italia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lapadula had been rumored to be headed to Napoli, which didn't make too much sense because Napoli is loaded in the attack. AC Milan isn't as deep up front and he probably has a better chance at getting playing time with the Rossoneri.
Oscar Hiljemark    M    Palermo
Hiljemark didn't make an appearance for Sweden in Euro 2016. His international tally remains at 10 caps and one goal. Sweden were knocked out finishing dead-last in Group E with one point and the only goal they scored came on opponents' own goal.

Fantasy Analysis

Hiljemark was a key cog in the middle of the park for Palermo last season. The 23-year-old central midfielder also had a solid fantasy production scoring four goals and assisting on five more occasions while making an appearance in all 38 Serie A matches (36 starts).
Pontus Jansson    D    Torino
Jansson didn't make an appearance for Sweden in Euro 2016. His international tally remains at eight caps with no goals. Sweden were knocked out finishing dead-last in Group E with one point and the only goal they scored came on opponents' own goal.

Fantasy Analysis

Jansson was just a fringe player for Torino last season. The 25-year-old center back barely collected a goal, a clean sheet and five tackles in seven Serie A appearances (six starts). He isn't going to be much of a fantasy factor unless he earns a more prominent role with the club.
Caner Erkin    M/D    Inter Milan
Erkin started twice for Turkey in Euro 2016, collecting one shot on target, 13 crosses, three dribbles and two tackles. He takes his international tally to 49 caps and two goals. Turkey finished third in Group D with three points but were still eliminated as one of the two weakest third-seeded teams.

Fantasy Analysis

Erkin has been a key cog in Fenerbahce for a number of years registering a total of nine goals in 157 appearances across all competitions since 2010. The 27-year-old's contract with the Turkish side expires this summer and he's signed with Inter Milan as a free agent. The left half-back offers a lot of versatility on the left flank and if he can win out a regular spot for the Italian side he'll bring a high fantasy upside to Serie A.