A Selecao win in Fortaleza

July 5, 2014 at 12:16 am
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, Brazil News, Colombia, Colombia News, News
BRAZIL, Fortaleza - Brazil took on Colombia in the quarter-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Castelao where the hosts beat the Colombians 2-1.

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal on a free kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal on a free kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Filled with emotion and fast play, this quarter final game proved to be a mountainous task for both the countries.

Colombia ranked 8th by FIFA took on 3rd placed Brazil in what was an interesting game between these two football giants.

Brazil was given a free-kick in the third minute after forward Fred was taken down outside the 18 yard box. Neymar took the kick but did not test Colombian goal minder David Ospina as the shot went well wide.

A Brazilian corner in the sixth minute saw defender Thiago Silva put the Samba kings a goal ahead after poor defending from the Colombians.

The Colombians gathered their counter attacks well but could not complete their final passes in the Brazilian’s half diming the chances of bringing the game to equal terms.

Passionate tackles from both teams ensued with Brazil’s Neymar and Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado being involved the most.

It was however Brazil’s captain and goal scorer Thiago Silva who received the first booking of the game after failing to steer clear from Ospina’s goal kick.

Another goal for the Brazilian’s came through recently signed Paris Saint Germain defender David Luiz when he defeated goalkeeper Ospina from a free-kick in the 68th minute to put Brazil 2 goals ahead.

A short time later in the 77th minute Colombia was awarded a penalty when goalkeeper Julio Cesar brought down 70th minute substitute Carlos Bacca in the 18 yard box.

James Rodríguez took the kick and sent the Brazilian goal minder the wrong way giving the Colombian’s a life line.

The final minutes were a test of strength for both countries; Colombia wanting the equaliser and Brazil defending frantically.

Brazil midfielder Neymar had to be substitute after taking a knee in the spine.

The Selecao’s will go through to meet the Germans on the 8th of July.

 

 

Lebogang Mokoena


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