Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a tense Copa America match on Wednesday that featured three extraordinary objectives.
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Colombia opened the scoring within the tenth minute after Juan Cuadrado crossed from the correct and located Luis Diaz on their own in the course of Brazil’s penalty field.
The striker shot a strong volley to the correct facet of goalkeeper Weverton and scored presumably the perfect objective of the match.
Colombia then began defending in opposition to a Brazil group that hardly stopped surrounding its penalty field. It appeared as if Colombia would be capable of maintain out, till Argentine referee Nestor Pitana’s knee got here into play. Pitana by chance blocked a move by Neymar about 10 meters in entrance of the Colombian space within the 78th minute.
Colombian defenders momentarily stopped, however Brazil substitute Lucas Paqueta simply moved the ball to left-back Renan Lodi and his cross discovered Roberto Firmino, whose angled header beat Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.
The Colombians initially refused to restart the match however Pitana, the referee of the 2018 World Cup remaining, confirmed Brazil’s objective.
Brazil saved pressuring within the remaining minutes and located its reward in added time. Neymar took a nook and Casemiro netted the winner.
“They got here at us as soon as after which stopped,” Casemiro stated after the match. “It was our assault in opposition to their protection. Colombia is a robust group however, because the coach requires, we’re very robust mentally.”
Brazil leads the group with 9 factors after three matches. Colombia has 4 from 4 matches. Peru additionally totals 4 factors adopted by Ecuador (3) and Venezuela (2). The highest 4 groups advance to the playoff stage. Brazil will play its final group stage match on Sunday in opposition to Ecuador.