Equally Strong, Colombia vs England Go to Penalty Shootout

Equally Strong, Colombia vs England Go to Penalty ShootoutThe meeting between Colombia vs. England in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup must go on penalties. Both teams remain balanced 1-1 to extra time.

Compete at Spartak Stadium, England took control of the game early in the first half. The Three Lions first dictate Colombia with a short bait game.

England’s first chance came in the sixth minute. Ashley Young kick off a curling free kick, but the ball successfully boxed out of the penalty box by David Ospina.
The match started more lively after Young’s shot. Both teams mutually attacked through a quick counterattack, but always failed to be an opportunity before going into the penalty box.

Opportunity obtained gold England in the 16th minute. Kieran Trippier’s cross from the right side was greeted with a Harry Kane header, but the ball still bounced thin over the crossbar.

Colombia is still very difficult to get into the British penalty box to 20 minutes of action walking. The British scheme of 3-5-2 turns to 5-3-2 when in a defensive situation.

30 minutes of action running, both teams attack is still minimal opportunities. England dominated the attack, but it was difficult to open fire.

England got a chance from a free kick in the 42nd minute. The ball that was executed Trippier still wide thin from the goalkeeper of Colombia.

Colombia was able to open fire on its first target ahead of the final game through Quintero. Failed to bear fruit after the ball headed right in the arms of Jordan Pickford.

Until halftime, no goals are created from both teams.

In the first five minutes of the second half, Colombia began to increase the pressure. They tried to break through the England defense through the middle of the field, but have not yielded results.

England got a penalty in the 52nd minute after referee Mark Geige considers Carlos Sanchez to break Kane. There was a debate, but the referee remains on the decision.
Kane came forward as executor. The Tottenham Hotspur striker runs the task well by pointing the ball into the middle while Ospina moves to the right. 1-0 England lead in the 57th minute.

The game went hot after England’s advantage. Two consecutive yellow cards were issued by referees Radamel Falcao and Carlos Bacca in the 63rd and 64th minutes.

Colombia are trying to develop a game to find a counterweight goal. But, all their efforts have not produced results after meeting the British defense.

Opportunity obtained gold Colombia in the 81st minute. Kyle Walker blunds until Bacca’s ball can be taken. Bacca dribbled close to the penalty box and handed it to Cuadrado, but his shot strayed from the mark.

The pressure from Colombia to England’s defense has increased in the final five minutes. The cross was released Johan Mojica, Falcao managed to grab him with a header, but the direction of the ball is still not on target.

Colombia makes British supporters silent in injury time. Mina scored with a header after grabbing a header from Cuadrado. The game went into extra round after the score 1-1 ended in normal time.

Colombia seemed to be on the wind in the first half of extra time. In the 95th minute, Cuadrado releases a pass from the right side, but the ball can be driven by Ashley Young out of England’s penalty box.

England have not been able to create chances, while Colombia again threatened with Mina’s header from a corner kick.

Falcao got a chance in the 104th minute. Mojica released a cross from the left side, Falcao jumped to greet the bait, but the direction of the ball header still sideways on the right side of England’s goal.

The game continued into the second half of extra time with the score still as strong as 1-1. England slightly increased the attack, but no one endangered the Colombian goalkeeper.

Danny Rose got a golden opportunity in the 112th minute. A shot is released from the left side, but the ball is still wide of the target.

No goals until the second round is over. The winner between Colombia vs England should be determined on penalties.

Composition of Players:

Colombia: Ospina; Arias (Zapata 116 ‘), Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Mojica; Barrios, Sanchez (Uribe 79 ‘), Lerma (Bacca 61’); Cuadrado, Quintero (Muriel 88 ‘), Falcao.

English: Pickford; Walker (Rashford 113 ‘), Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Alli (Dier 81 ‘), Young (Rose 102’); Lingard, Sterling (Vardy 88 ‘); Kane.