Copa America kept its tradition of being a crazy competition with unpredictable results with Colombia defeating Brazil by 1-0 and it came as a massive surprise as Colombia were beaten in the first game against Venezuela three days ago. Jeison Murillo scored on Juan Cuadrado free kick delivery on 36th minute.
It was not a great game by any means but Colombia were the worthy winner having dig deep and restricted Brazil attacks. Their were ugly scenes after the final whistle when Neymar got into a scuffle and saw a straight red after the match was over which means he will now miss the rest of 2015 Copa America.
Colombia 1-0 Brazil – Match Highlights
[ Copa America 2015 ]
36′ 0 – 1 Jeison Murillo
Highlights (english extended)
Brazil will be taking on Colombia in the 2015 Copa America group C match this wednesday night in Estadio Monumental of Santiago de Chile in what will be a massive game and a much anticipated rematch of 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter final between these two teams where Brazil broke Colombia’s heart knocking them out of the competition. Today there will be only one game in Copa America as Colombia takes on Brazil in what should be a cracking game starting with a late kickoff at around 21:00 local chile time and 02:00 AM early hours of friday morning.
José Pékerman’s Colombia were tumbled over by Venezuel couple of days ago with 1-0 defeat where Rondon scored the only goal of the game while Brazil secured all three points against Peru in last moments of the match winning 2-1 to start the Copa America on a winning note.
If Brazil wins this game they are sure to qualify for knockout stages and with Neymar in fine form they will be slightly favourite going into the match against Colombia who themselves have some massive names in their ranks with the likes of James Rodriguez, Rademal Falcao, Jackson Martinez playing upfront.
Colombia needs to get somthing of this match to keep their chances of qualification to next round alive and a defeat would virtualy seal their fate of getting knocked out in group stages
Match Predictions: A touch call here, although Colombia lost against Venezuela they did not actually play that bad apart from Falcao who had a shocker while Brazil won their opening game rather unconvincingly with an injury time winner through Douglas Costa via Neymar. If colombia can up their game against Brazil and put their defenders under pressure I can see goals in this game and Colombia might acctually surprise a few people.