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Marcelo Zalayeta

Marcelo Danubio Zalayeta is an Uruguayan football striker who currently plays for Serie A club Bologna and the Uruguayan national team.

He scored two very important extra time winners against Spanish opposition for Juventus. One came in 2003 in the quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League against FC Barcelona; the other against Real Madrid in the 2005 round of 16. In the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, Zalayeta was one of the three Juventus players to have their penalty saved by AC Milan keeper Dida in the shootout. After a decade with Juventus, he moved to Napoli in the summer of 2007. Napoli paid 1.4million for half of the rights (co-ownership). He played 49 Serie A matches and scored 12 goals in 2 seasons, but at the start of 2009-10 season ,he became surplus of the team, and not offered a shirt number.

On 21 August 2009 Zalayeta joins Bologna on loan from Napoli.

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