Colombia 1-2 Paraguay: Lose Dramatic, Falcao Cs Position Not Safe yet

Colombia 1-2 Paraguay: Lose Dramatic, Falcao Cs Position Not Safe yet

Playing at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez on Friday (6/10/2017), Colombia failed to lock the ticket to the 2018 World Cup. Had a better first goal by Radamel Falcao, Colombia conceded two goals at the end of the game. The certainty of qualifying Colombia should be determined in the final match of CONMEBOL zone qualification.

Paraguay got a chance at the start of the game when the host has not too get the rhythm of his game. But Richard Ortiz’s effort in the fourth minute widened while Derlis González’s shot hit the right post of the home goal.

Gradually Colombia was able to control the game and got a chance through Cristian Zapata’s header in the 25th minute but still off the mark.

Through half an hour of the game, the host intensified the attack. There are at least five threat attempts made within the last 15 minutes of the first half by Colombia. But Edwin Cardona’s efforts, Davinson Sánchez, Abel Aguilar and Santiago Arias have not produced results. The glasses score ended the first half.

The host tried to stop the post-restart gas. Successive opportunities obtained Juan Cuadrado and Falcao on 47 minutes and 48 mamun still be secured goalkeeper. Falcao opportunities in the 53rd minute can also be blocked.

Despite the pressure the visitors also got chance in a row on 66 and 67 minutes. Derlis González’s first attempt was successfully blocked while Romero’s shot could still be secured by the goalkeeper.

Finally the host broke the deadlock in 79 minutes. Is Falcao who scored a goal utilizing feedback breakthrough stomach Yimmi Chará. The US Monaco bomber cleverly threw the ball past the goalkeeper. A good goal.

Falcao goal (79 ‘)

But Colombia seems to be lulled to fail to keep the lead in the final minutes. Only within three minutes goalkeeper David Ospina conceded two goals. Paraguay’s first goal stemmed from Ospina’s failure to secure a long free kick into the penalty box which gave Códoz Cardozo a chance while scoring as he turned around in the 89th minute. And the visitors’ second goal came through Antonio Sanabria in the second minute of injury time.

Cardozo Goal (89 ‘)

This defeat makes the position of Colombia who remain in the rankings of three standings is still not safe considering Chile now equal their points. While Argentina and Peru are only one point away. Meanwhile, victory gives hope for Paraguay to peek opportunities escape while hoping the teams above them slip in the final game.

The composition of Colombian vs Paraguay players

Colombia XI: David Ospina, Davinson Sánchez, Cristián Zapata, Frank Fabra, Santiago Arias, James Rodríguez, Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sánchez, Radamel Falcao, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado

Paraguay: Antony Silva, Fabián Balbuena, Gustavo Gómez, Miguel Samudio, Bruno Valdez, Richard Ortiz, Victor Caceres, Robert Piris Da Motta, Óscar Romero, Jorge Moreira, Derlis González, Ángel Romero

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