COLOMBIA 3-0 GREECE
The Colombians were on fine form. Greece were never expected to win this one and that’s what happened. I didn’t find the result shocking in almost any way (perhaps the 3 goals, where it may have been a one or two goal victory expected).
It only took Colombia FIVE minutes to score and the Greeks never really showed signs of equalizing. It was the second half before Greece had their first real chance of scoring even, they had an opportunity when a spectacular diving header was performed (much like Van Persie’s, except Robin scored and the Greek player couldn’t), which smacked the crossbar with considerable power. Had it been any lower, it would have hit the back of the net with force.
Unfortunately for Greece, Colombia clearly would not sit back and wait for full time, in the hopes of claiming a 1-0 victory. Gutierrez would score on the 58 minute mark and late into the game when it was almost over (past 90 minutes), James Rodriguez would claim a third for the Colombians.
Greece are an incredibly defensive team who usually attempt to rely on their ability to sit back and keep a clean sheet (0 goals conceded) while hopefully one of their star attacking players scores a goal that would help them claim a 1-0 victory. This wasn’t how it was to be against Colombia, which was obvious from only 5 minutes into the game.
KEY PLAYERS: Greece player Theofanis Gekas had the best chance to score for his country when his powerful diving header hit the crossbar in the second half.
Colombia’s James Rodriguez showed that he had the stamina needed for World Cups as he scored very late into the match and it was refreshing to see Pablo Armero display his skills early on as he managed to score in only 5 minutes.
[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.