Colombia vs Qatar (1-0)

Duvan Zapata’s late header saw Republic of Colombia edge Qatar 1-0 to book their spot within the Copa America quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Zapata’s 86th-minute goal was enough for Salim Queiroz’s men within the blood type encounter once they’d struggled to threaten a well-organized Qatar aspect systematically.

Radamel Falcao began on the bench, and James Rodriguez’s impact was restricted, a minimum of till the latter got wind of the winner with an elegant pass.

Zapata met James’ terrific pass and headed into the way corner to maneuver the Republic of Colombia onto six points, whereas Qatar left on one.

Colombia had a sixth-minute header by Yerry mynah properly dominated out for offside against Roger Martinez.

However, they ought to have gone ahead within the thirteenth minute, just for James to steer a header wide once a good Martinez crosses from the proper.

Colombia controlled possession – they’d sixty-eight percent within the half – however struggled to penetrate Qatar’s defense.

Colombia thought they’d get a penalty for a handball by Abdulaziz Hatem to start the last half. However, the choice was reversed once a volt-ampere review.

Set-pieces continued to seem like Colombia’s presumably avenue to a goal as mynah headed a corner wide within the 56th minute.

Martinez wasted one among his side’s best probabilities directly once the hour-mark, cutting within once an honest pass from James was however shooting low and straight at Al Sheeb.

Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina was tested doubly before Al Sheeb created another excellent stop to deny Martinez.

However, Queiroz’s men would notice their goal, James’ splendidly broken pass met by Zapata for the match-winner before the latter uncomprehensible a high likelihood to finish his brace.

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86′ Colombia D. Zapata

Colombia Lineups

1 David Ospina
3 Stefan Medina
13 Yerry Mina
23 Davinson Sánchez
6 William Tesillo
11 Juan Cuadrado
5 Wílmar Barrios
15 Mateus Uribe
20 Roger Martínez
7 Duván Zapata
10 James Rodríguez

Qatar Lineups

1 Saad Al Sheeb
15 Bassam Hisham
16 Boualem Khoukhi
5 Tarek Salman
2 Pedro Miguel
10 Hasan Al Haydos
23 Assim Madibo
6 Abdelaziz Hatem
3 Abdelkarim Hassan
11 Akram Afif
19 Almoez Ali


Colombia – Qatar Match Statistics



19 Shots Total 7
5 Shots on goal 2
9 Shots off goal 4
5 Shots blocked 1
14 Shots inside box 3
5 Shots outside box 4
9 Fouls 7
13 Corners 1
1 Offsides 1
2 Saves 4
68% Possession Time 32%
563 Passes Total 272
475 Accurate Passes 196
84% Accurate Passes% 72%
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