The match was fierce in the first half. Despite having to play with 10 players since the third minute, Colombia actually able to mencecar Japanese defense.
Japan scored first in the sixth minute through Shinji Kagawa’s penalty, but Colombian equalized Juan Quintero’s free kick in the 39th minute.
Samurai Biru team goal created by white dots after the hands of Carlos Sanchez on the ball hard kick Shinji Kagawa. The referee pointed to the white dot as well as pulled out a red card for Sanchez.
Kagawa who advanced as a penalty executor in the sixth minute successfully complete the task perfectly. Shot measured towards the middle of the goal managed to make Ospina fooled.
Despite playing with 10 players, Colombia was able to dominate the attack in the first round. Unfortunately a series of chances from Juan Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao failed to bear fruit.
New Colombian hard work paid off in the 39th minute. Quintero free kick can not be perfectly anticipated by Eiji Kawashima. Although had been blocked, but the ball has crossed the goal line.
Japan’s superior players turned to dominate the game in the second half. Skira’s Akira Nishiro’s lead practically keeps Colombia busy.
Ospina who actually played brilliantly, managed to thwart Yuya Osako and Takashi Inui kick each in the 54th minute and 57.
Persistence of Japan finally sweet fruit in minute 73. Honda’s header managed to headlong Osako to thrill the goal Ospina. Japan leads 2-1.
Japan tried to refresh in the final minutes by pulling out Shibasaki and entering Hotaru Yamaguchi in the 80th minute. While Colombia continues to attempt to score goals equalizing.
Colombia failed to equalize until the final minutes and had to settle for losing 0-1 to Japan. This victory creates a new history for Japan who became the first Asian team that managed to beat representatives of Latin America in the World Cup stage.
Composition of Players
Colombia: David Ospina; Johan Mojica, Davinson Sanchez, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Arias; Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma; Jose Izquierdo, Juan Quintero, Juan Cuadrado (Wilmar Barrios, 31 ‘); Radamel Falcao.
Japan: Eiji Kawashima; Yuto Nagatomo, Gen Shoji, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai; Gaku Shibasaki, Makoto Hasebe; Takashi Inui, Shinji Kagawa (Keisuke Honda, 70 ‘), Genki Haraguchi; Yuya Osako.