Team Columbia defeated Poland and returned to struggle for an exit in the playoffs of the world Cup.
The defeat in the opening match did not leave Colombia and Poland no choice but to go ahead and play to win. However, the first half was very poor in the dangerous moments. Suffice it to say that two teams had just one shot on target. It is this shock and began scoring on the 40th minute the defender of “Barcelona”, Jerri Mine responded to a canopy of James Rodriguez and headed the ball into the net.
In the second half Poland continued to act inert. Colombia placed emphasis on the counter-attack and twice succeeded – Falcao and Cuadrado at intervals of five minutes, twice realized the one-on-one and finally buried the hopes of the poles in the output of the group.
Poland became the first European team that has lost chances of an exit in the playoffs. “Frame” on the last three tournaments (2002, 2006, and 2018) cannot leave the group.
Colombia in the last round of the group stage for a place in the 1/8 finals will compete with Senegal. In parallel, Poland in the match with Japan will say goodbye to the world Cup in Russia.Poland — Colombia 0:3
Goals: Mina, 40, Falcao, 70, Cuadrado, 75.
Poland: Szczesny — Piszczek, Pazdan (Glick, 80), Bednarek, Rybus — Beresinski (Teodorczyk, 72), Krychowiak, Zielinski, Highlander — Lewandowski, Kownacki (Grosicki, 57).
Colombia: Ospina — Arias, Mina, Sanchez, Mojica Barrios Teran Aguilar (Uribe, 32) — Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Quintero (Lerma, 73) — Falcao (Bacca, 78).
Warning: Highlander, Bednarek
Standings: Senegal – 4, Japan – 4, C – 3, Poland – 0.