Colombia beat Greece 3 – 0

June 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Colombia, Colombia News, Greece, Greece News, News
Colombia made little work of Greece in the opening game of Group C.

Colombia's Juan Zuniga (L) and Greece's Georgios Samaras (R) vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group C preliminary round match between Colombia and Greece at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 14 June 2014.
Colombia's Juan Zuniga (L) and Greece's Georgios Samaras (R) vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group C preliminary round match between Colombia and Greece at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 14 June 2014.

Colombia and Greece met at a packed Estadio Mineirao Belo in Horizonte for their encounter where the Colombians beat their opponents 3 – 0.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has not seen a goalless match yet and Colombia were sure not to taint that record. They opened the scoring early on with Pablo Armero netting his goal in the 4th minute.

The Greeks made an attempt to level the score which resulted in a free-kick for the side, but Helebas struck it straight in to the Colombian wall.

The game, peppered with fast play, demanded attention as brilliant displays of football were the order of the day.

The Greeks, trailing behind, tried desperately to get back into the game but that was not to be. Greek number 7, Samaras, pushed forward and missed a few chances, being denied either by the Colombian defence or his target.

The Greeks’ hopes were dashed when Gutierrez scored in the 58th minute forcing Greek coach Santos Fernando to stand up and dictate play from the side line.

The Colombians were unforgiving in their game and 22 year old James Rodriguez scored his first goal for Colombia in the 93rd minute making the score 3-0.

It is back to the drawing board for Greece who will play Japan on the 19th.

Lebogang Mokoena


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