Colombia destroys Brazil: Copa America 2015 soccer final scores and video highlightsÂ
Colombia finally beat a star studded Brazil in an impressive manner, thus taking the revenge for the FIFA World Cup loss that had ensured their ouster from the quarter finals. besides, the win also ensures them a place in the next round of the top soccer tournament in South America.
Despite the fact that the tournament is just a South American affair, the worldâ€™s attention is fixated at the tournament given the fact that many top of the line soccer sides are from this part of the world. Soccer rules South American nations like Europe and many soccer superstars are from this part of the world.
Two important soccer tournaments are going on at the moment, FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 and the Copa America 2015 and no one should have any doubt as to which tournament is hogging more limelight. Women soccer is still a long time away from being accepted as the mainstream sports and despite all the drama involved and the large number of teams -24 in all â€“ it can never match the excitement that menâ€™s soccer has.
Though many analysts had warned Brazil about Jose Pekerman’s menâ€™s intentions, but no one thought that the result will be exactly the same. They not just shocked the favourites but also bounced back from their loss versus Venezuela on matchday one. Brazil have lost their second Copa America Group C encounter 1-0 to Colombia following Jeison Murillo’s first-half strike.
There is no denying the fact that the chance of such upset was very low. Brazil and Colombia have played 28 matches and Colombia has only won three times including the latest one. They had only beaten their neighbours once before in a competitive fixture – a 2-0 triumph at the 1991 Copa America. The match was boring despite the presence of top of the line star players. Colombiaâ€™s Central defender Murillo scored the only goal of the game nine minutes before half-time, while the Granada man also played a critical role at the back, combining brilliantly with Cristian Zapata to corral the likes of Neymar and Roberto Firmino.
There were as many as 39 fouls in last nightâ€™s match. A report says, â€œTensions boiled over after the final whistle, with the teams having to be separated, with the referee seemingly showing a red card to Neymar and Colombia substitute Carlos Baccaâ€¦It was also the Barcelona forward, who had Brazil’s best chances to score, inexplicably heading straight at David Ospina on the cusp of half-time and dragging his shot wide when clear through on goal two minutes after the breakâ€.
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