Colombia hits Poland 3-0 goals to stay in knockout race

Colombia hits Poland 3-0 goals to stay in knockout race
Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match. Japan and Senegal, who both picked up wins in their first games, drew 2-2 earlier on Sunday and are in a battle with Colombia to qualify for the knockout stage.

90' - Five minutes added as stoppage time

89' - Ospina then punched the ball out of danger from the resultant Poland corner

88' - SAVE! Robert Lewandowski shot from the edge of Colombia box was palmed over the bar by David Ospina. Corner for Poland

85' - Yellow Card! Poland's Jacek Goralski is booked

80' - Substitution! Michal Pazdan is replaced by Kamil Glik for Poland

78' - Substitution! Radamel Falcao is replaced by Carlos Bacca for Colombia

75' - GOAL! Juan Cuadrado scored to make it 3-0 for Colombia

James Rodriguez released a low pass from half-way line and found the charging Cuadrado, who ran into the penalty areawith the ball and shot it past Poland keeper Szczesny.

73' - Substitution! Juan Quintero is replaced by Jefferson Lerma for Colombia

72' - Substitution! Bartosz Bereszynski is replaced by Lukasz Teodorczyk for Poland

70' - GOAL! Falcao doubled the Colombian lead

Juan Quintero with the assist, produced a perfect low pass from the middle of the pitch and found Falcao. The striker controlled it and shot it into the net.

66' - Throw-in for Poland near the Colombia box. It was as expected a long throw-in into Colombia box and found Robert Lewandowski, but his header hit the face of defender Davinson Sanchez.

61' - Yellow Card! First booking of the game to Poland Jan Bednarek, for a foul on Mateus Uribe

58' - Chance for Robert Lewandowski. The striker pulled down the long pass into Colombia box but his shot found the charging goalkeeper David Ospina's full body. Ospina is down with some pain and needed some attention from the physio

57' - Substitution! Change for Poland. Dawid Kownacki is replaced by Kamil Grosicki

56' - Juan Quintero, on a counter-attack, attempted from the edge of the Poland box. The ball deflected out and Colombia won a corner, which was cleared comfortably

52' - Now Falcao got a chance on top of the Polish box, but he shot it high over the crossbar. Chance missed.

51' - Juan Quintero's left-foot long ranger went wide of the Poland goal

49' - The long throw-in found Robert Lewandowski in the Colombia box, but the striker headed it wide of the goal

48' - Bartosz Bereszynski's cross-in from the right flank was cleared out for a throw-in for Poland

Second half is underway...

Players are coming out into the field

HT - Colombia lead Poland 1-0 at the half-time break
Colombia centre back Yerry Mina headed in a pinpoint cross from James Rodriguez in the 40th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead at halftime. With Japan and Senegal, who both picked up wins in their first matches, drawing 2-2 earlier on Sunday, Poland are staring at elimination from the finals before their last group game.

49' - Corner for Poland. Colombia keeper David Ospina punched out the rebound cross-in into the penalty box

47' - Most of the Colombian moves are coming from the right flank with Juan Cuadrado leading the attack

45' - Four minutes added as stoppage time

40' - GOAL! Yerry Mina put Colombia in the lead

James Rodriguez with the assist, he chipped the ball into the Poland goal mouth from the right and Mina jumped high to head it into the net. It all started from the corner, which Colombia took as a short one.

37' - Wojciech Szczesny then punched out the delivery from resultant corner. Colombia becoming more and more threatening as the match progresses

36' - Brilliant run from Juan Cuadrado from the right of the box. He dodged couple of Polish defenders but his shot was palmed out by Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny

33' - Juan Cuadrado won a corner for Colombia. Cleared out by Poland comfortably

31' - Substitution! Forced change for Colombia. Abel Aguilar is stretchered out and is replaced by Mateus Uribe

28' - The cross-in from the right towards Falcao was headed out by Poland defender. Colombia coming up with regular attack on Poland box

25' - Corner for Colombia after Falcao's cross was cleared out from inside the box by Poland defender. Nothing substantial came out of the set-piece though

23' - Good move from Colombia. Poland somehow cleared the final cross-in from Falcao. And Poland won their fourth corner from the counter attack, which was easily cleared by Colombia again

19' - Third corner for Poland. Comfortably cleared by Colombia

17' - Colombia led the possession stat (52%) from the first quarter

15' - Throw-in for Poland from the left of their goal box. Most of the action now happening in the middle of the pitch, with less and less attacking move into the final third on either ends

12' - Colombia settling down after a frantic attacking start by Poland

6' - Play halted for a while as Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina needed medical attention

5' - Poland on the move again, this time from the right flank. Robert Lewandowski's header was easily collected by Colombia keeper David Ospina

3' - Second corner for Poland. Taken a short one, but it ended with a throw-in for Poland. Failed to find a clear chance though

2' - Corner for Poland. Cleared out comfortably by Colombia

Here we go... KICK-OFF TIME

*Time for National Anthems*

Starting line-ups
Poland: Wojciech Szczesny; Lukasz Piszczek, Jan Bednarek, Michal Pazdan; Bartosz Bereszynski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus; Piotr Zielinski, Robert Lewandowski (capt), Dawid Kownacki. Coach: Adam Nawalka (POL)

Colombia: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Abel Aguilar, Wilmar Barrios; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez; Radamel Falcao (capt). Coach: Jose Pekerman (ARG)

Referee: Cesar Ramos (MEX) 

Source: TOI

Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match

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