Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a tense Copa America match on Wednesday that featured three extraordinary goals.
Defending Copa America champions Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a tense match on Wednesday that featured three extraordinary goals. Despite the last-minute defeat, the Colombians will also advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.
Brazil kept pressuring in the final minutes and found its reward in added time. Neymar took a corner and Casemiro netted the winner.
Colombia opened the scoring in the 10th minute after Juan Cuadrado crossed from the right and found Luis Diaz all alone in the middle of Brazil’s penalty box.
The Colombians initially refused to restart the match but Pitana, the referee of the 2018 World Cup final, confirmed Brazil’s goal.
Brazil leads the group with nine points after three matches. Colombia has four from four matches. Peru also totals four points followed by Ecuador (3) and Venezuela (2). The top four teams advance to the playoff stage.