29 Jun 2018

World Cup 2018, Senegal vs Colombia Highlights: Colombia Through To Last 16 After 1-0 Win Over Senegal

Colombia entered the last 16 of the World Cup after a nervy 1-0 win over Senegal in their final Group H match at the Samara Arena on Thursday. Yerry Mina scored a powerful header from a corner kick in the 74th minute which was enough to send the African nation out of the tournament. Japan was the other team to have qualified after leading the fair play table despite having lost 0-1 to Poland in their final group game. Senegal and Colombia were locked in a goalless draw at halftime in their crunch Group clash. The match saw both teams start with positive intent but there weren't any clear cut chances for either teams. After ten minutes into the game, both teams started to attack and got closer to the opposition goal. In the 16th minute, Senegal's penalty decision was overturned after a VAR review. Sadio Mane was brought down in the penalty box by the Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez. Senegal had a set piece chance afterwards but it was easily saved by the Colombian keeper David Ospina. Colombia also had their chances but the Senegalese keeper Khadim N'Diaye wasn't tested much. Star Colombian player James Rodrigues was substituted due to injury in the 30th minute and was replaced by Luis Muriel. Salif Sane had a chance to give Senegal a lead from a set piece situation but he parried it over the Colombian goal. Senegal looked like opening the scoring but their finishing was poor.

21:24 IST: For the first time since the Round of 16 came into being in 1986, there will be no African teams represented, with every team from the Mother Continent having fallen during the group phase.

21:23 IST: Full time! Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to go into the last 16. Senegal are out of the competition. Japan qualify on fair play standings despite a 0-1 loss against Poland.

21:20 IST: 90 minutes up. 4 minutes of added time.

21:16 IST: Senegal have less than 5 minutes. As it stands, Japan will go through despite trailing 0-1 to Poland on fair play standings. | Senegal 0-1 Colombia after 87 minutes

21:12 IST: A goal for Japan, Poland or Senegal would transform the Group H table.

21:10 IST: Final ten minutes to go into this match.

21:03 IST: GOAL! Yerry Mina header gives Colombia the lead. They score from a set piec in the 74th minute. | Senegal 0-1 Colombia after 77 minutes

21:03 IST: Muriel runs towards the ball in the penalty area but N'Diaye comes right in the nick of time to win the ball. Penalty calls by Colombia are unheard by the referee as the keeper went for the ball. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 73 minutes

20:55 IST: Corner. Falcao header goes high of the top of the cross bar. In the other match, Poland have taken a 1-0 lead over Japan.

20:52 IST: Sadio Mane steps up to take the shot. He slips and the shot goes over to the stands.

20:51 IST: Free kick for Senegal in the 62nd minute.

20:49 IST: Senegal on the counter are a good team but still there is no goal to show yet. The game is getting stretched but no team has broken the deadlock yet. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 62 minutes

20:42 IST: Senegal's Ismaila Sarr is injured but referee didn't deem it as an offence.

20:40 IST: 50 minutes into the game. Niang fouls Mina and he gets a yellow card. He will be suspended for the last 16 clash if Senegal go through. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 51 minutes

20:37 IST: Will the loss of Colombia's most creative player James Rodriguez hurt them against Senagal? We will have to wait and watch in this half.

20:34 IST: The second half begins. Both teams unchanged at halftime.

20:20 IST: It is 0-0 at halftime between Senegal and Colombia at the Samara Arena.

20:16 IST: 45 minutes up. 3 minutes added.

20:12 IST: Senegal attack again, but run the ball out of play. Mojica is injured but he resumes play. Final 4 minutes to go as we head towards the end of the first half.

20:08 IST: Sadio Mane orchestrates a wonderful attack from the left flank. His pass finds Keita whose shot was on target but it hardly troubled the Colombian keeper Ospina. Senegal have to put such shots behind the goal post. They need to bury such chances. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 36 minutes

20:03 IST: SUBSTITUTION FOR COLOMBIA! Luis Muriel replaces James Rodrigues n the 30th minute.

19:57 IST: FOUL! Free kick for Colombia in a similar region where Falcao was fouled. Idrissa Gueye is the culprit here. Falcao misses it from close range but it wouldn't have counted anyway as it was already offside. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 27 minutes

19:49 IST: NO PENALTY! 16th minute and Senegal's penalty decision got overturned after a VAR review. The referee points to the spot. Sadio Mane brought down by the Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez. Colombia survive.

19:43 IST: Free kick for Colombia in the 12th minute. Good save in the end by the Senegalese keeper. Juan Fernando Quintero hits a curling shot but there wasn't much pace.

19:42 IST: The game is beginning to open up now. Senegal had a chance to put pressure on the Colombians but the free kick wasn't up to the mark. | Senegal 0-0 Colombia after 11 minutes

19:40 IST: Free kick for Senegal in the 8th minute. Too simple. Easy for the Colombian keeper.

19:36 IST: Senegal need a draw to reach the last 16. both teams are settling into the pace of the game. Both teams are showing promise but no chances for either team so far after 5 minutes.

19:30 IST: Kick off. First half begins.

19:25 IST: The teams are put in the middle and their respective National Anthems are being played.

19:12 IST: Here are the formations of both the teams.

19:10 IST: You may also catch live match action of the other clash betweenJapan and Poland here.

18:48 IST: The teams are here and we are getting closer to this crucial Group H clash.

18:43 IST: The teams have been announced.

18:40 IST: Sadio Mane for Senegal and Radamel Falcao for Colombia could be key players to watch out for.

18:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the Group H clash between Senegal and Colombia.

"Frankly, we were not very good," concluded Cisse, Senegal captain in their run to the quarter-finals in 2002, their only previous appearance at a World Cup. Cisse was particularly unhappy with the way that Senegal twice threw away the lead in Yekaterinburg. Substitute Keisuke Honda's leveller, 12 minutes from time, was an especially poor goal to give away as goalkeeper Khadim N'Diaye flapped at a cross.

Victory would have all but propelled Senegal into the last 16, but they now face a Colombia side in Samara who have their tails up following a classy 3-0 win over abject Poland. Going into the final round of games in Group H, Japan and Senegal have four points, Colombia have three and pointless Poland are already eliminated. It means that a draw for Cisse's side will be enough to progress.

Source - NDTV

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