LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 6: Crystal Palace's Daniel Munoz gestures during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on May 6, 2024 in London, England.(Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Lerma was also on the scoresheet and this led to more positive reviews for him, making it a good night for Palace players in the Copa America.

Capsulas gave him an 8/10 match rating and wrote: “Admonished in the first half, he demonstrated his experience to stay 67 minutes on the playing field. The goal header raised his rating.”

Following this El Heraldo gave him a 7.5/10 and praised him: “Another good game. Very safe in midfield. You almost always have a good time. He scored a very good goal. Correct game.”

ESPN Colombia then reviewed his display: “The midfielder scored the second goal of the Colombian National Team with a header inside the area after a free kick from James Rodríguez. Well in defence, without many setbacks against the offensive players of Paraguay. He was made yellow for committing a foul in the midfield, by cutting off a dangerous attack from the rival.”

Finally, Lerma was rated a 7/10 by La Mega, who also added: “The central midfielder had an outstanding match, but was limited in some actions by the early yellow card he received. He was replaced in the 68th minute when Paraguay lashed out against the Colombian goal. He scored the second Colombian goal.”

These performances bode well for Crystal Palace

Now in the Copa America, we’ve seen the two Colombians really impressive too and we’re sure Glasner will be watching keenly and blown away by what he’s seen.

With hopes high for the 2024/25 season, the current crop of players is showing why those hopes are well placed.