Violent violations against Falcao gave Colombia a free kick. Juan Quintero unleashed a kick that passed the Senegalese living fence towards the far post, though Khadim N’Diaye could still ignore it.
In the 17th minute, Senegal’s attack freed Mane into the penalty box, forcing Davinson Sanchez to hit him. The referee pointed to the white dot, but then canceled after seeing VAR impressions.
Less than 10 minutes later, Quintero’s free kick met Radamel Falcao in the penalty box. Falcao’s head is still soaring.
Senegal retaliated. Keita Balde’s hitch from the left ends with a curved kick leading to the far post. David Ospina can still stop him.
Senegal created chances of a dead ball situation. Sane welcomed the ball with a less accurate kick so the ball bounced high off the crossbar of Colombia.
The first round match ended equally strong 0-0. Colombia have trouble getting their rhythm playing, while Senegal also has not been able to create a meaningful threat.
After the break, a real chance happens just after an hour. Violation of Mane led to a free kick to Senegal. Unfortunately, Mane slipped while kicking so that the direction of his shot soared.
Colombian Response. Starting from a free shot, Muriel’s shot towards goal deflected Koulibaly into a corner kick.
The deadlock finally broke in the 74th minute. Colombia lead 1-0 over Senegal thanks to Yerry Mina.
From Quintero’s corner kick, Yerry Mina jumped high to gore the ball. N’Diaye could hold it with his hand, but the ball was too swift to nest in the top corner of the goal net.
The Colombian goal made the game more open. Senegal twice came close to creating an equalizing goal from close range.
In the 82nd minute, Colombia’s mistake almost favored Senegal. Carlos Sanchez’s tackle experiment made the ball roll onto the Konate line inside the penalty box. However, before it can be reached Ospina rush securing.
The impasse suffered Senegal until the critical minutes. Colombian discipline keeps his defense until the game runs out to maintain a 1-0 advantage.
Composition of Players
SENEGAL: N’Diaye, Gassama, Koulibaly, Sane, Sabaly (Wague 75 ‘), Kouyate, Gueye, Niang (Sakho 86’), Mane, Keita Balde (Konate 80 ‘), Sarr
COLOMBIA: Ospina, Arias, Mojica, Mina, Davinson Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, Cuadrado, James Rodriguez (Muriel 31 ‘), Quintero, Uribe (Lerma 83’), Falcao (Borja 89 ‘)