Colombia vs Costa Rica Highlights

Colombia vs Costa Rica Highlights: Colombia Secures Quarterfinal Spot in Copa América with Victory Over Costa Rica

Colombia scored three goals against Costa Rica without conceding one at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona. This victory put James Rodriguez and co at the top of the Group D table with six points in two games. Brazil will be their last opponents in the final game of the group.

Colombia vs Costa Rica Highlights

1′ – KICKOFF: Referee Gustavo Tejera set the game underway

6′ – MISSED: Luis Diaz’s attempt to head the ball was went over the bar.

16′ – CLEARANCE: Jhon Cordoba made it to the Costa Rica’s box and had a chance to cast a low cross to Luis Diaz but it was cleared by the opponent’s defender

21′ – SAVED: Patrick Sequeira blocked James Rodriguez’ drive shot from the center of the box, pushing Colombia for a corner.

22′ – FOUL: Johan Mojica was fouled by Warren Madrigal.

24′ – MISSED: Cordcoba’s header from a close range went wide to the side of the goal.

28′ – PENALTY FOR COLOMBIA: Referee pointed the spot after Sequiera charged Cordoba inside the box.

29′ – VAR CHECKING: The penalty decision stood

30 – GOAL: Luis Diaz calmly placed the ball into the top left corner.

37′ MISSED – Davinson Sanchez was unable to reach Luis Diaz’s cross, heading a wind in front of an empty net

45′ – HALFTIME: Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica

52′ – BLOCKED: Luis Diaz had enough space to shoot but his attempt was blocked.

59′ – GOAL: Davinson Sanchez extended the lead for Colombia after heading the ball from a corner situation.

62′ – GOAL: Jhon Cordoba joined the party as he found the back of the net inside the box.

74′ – SAVES: Kevin Castano made an introduction by firing a shot which was landed in Sequeira’s direction.

90′ – FULL TIME: Colombia 3-0 Costa Rica

Player of the Match: James Rodriguez (Colombia)

He may not scored in the game but his impact was obvious with the passes he delivered to his teammates.

Key Moment

Davinson Sanchez’s goal in the second half put every effort of the Costa Rican player to equalise as nothing. After this goal, Colombia played comfortably leading to their third goal of the match, scored by Jhon Cordoba.

Key Stats

Colombia dominated more than 60 percent of the ball possession. This is what makes them look so dominant and put Costa Rica under a constant pressure, particularly in the second half.

Conclusion

Colombia were more clinical and more efficient than their opponents, converting chances into goals.

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