BRAZIL 2 – 1 COLOMBIA
Brazil managed to secure themselves a place in the World Cup Semi Finals as they narrowly beat Colombia in this thrilling Quarter Finals match up.
The Brazilians would open the scoring very early on and make sure Colombia knew they wouldn’t have an easy time against the hosts when in the 7th minute Brazilian captain Thiago Silva would score, making it 1-0 already.
The Colombians would not give up as seemed determined to make sure they would go out fighting if it was to be their final game of the tournament.
The hosts led at half time and it would be the second half before we saw another goal in this game. David Luiz would be next on the scoresheet as he fired in a direct free kick and grabbed the second goal of the game for Brazil around the 68th minute.
Colombia still were not going to let Brazil kick them out of the World Cup just yet as James Rodriguez would score in the 80 minute from a spot kick after Julio Cesar brought down Carlos Becca in the penalty box and the referee awarded a penalty. It would be 2-1 with 10 minutes to play and the atmosphere was amazing.
Colombia would throw all they had at Brazil but it just would not be enough to even equalize and the fans would not see any period of extra time or a shoot out in this game as Brazil hung on until the final whistle had blown and they were victorious once again.
It would not be without drama as Neymar had to be stretchered off by the end of this game and this gives Scolari something to think about when drawing up his starting 11 next time as injury concerns may keep the Barcelona superstar out of action in the coming games.
Brazil now go on to face Germany in the Semi’s who must beat the hosts in order to reach the World Cup Final.
KEY PLAYERS: Brazil’s star Neymar did well but it would be David Luiz and Thiago Silva who got the goals that led to victory and the road to the Semi Final against Germany.
James Rodriguez has been brilliant in this World Cup, scoring six times for his country and now many of the worlds best football clubs including Liverpool seek to bring him to a new place as the transfer window is open and he’s one successful bid away from moving to a new club.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.