Colombia have been knocked out of the World Cup at the round of 16 stage after losing on penalties to England.
Penalty misses from two substitutes, Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca, gave Eric Dier a chance to send England to the quarterfinals on Saturday against Sweden, a chance which he took.
The opening goal came from the spot, where Harry Kane has already scored twice from in the group. The striker didn’t make any mistake placing the ball down the middle of David Ospina’s net. Kane now has six goals in the tournament making him on course for the golden boot.
Mina was able to give Colombia a life-line by scoring his third successive header in the second minute of added time. He now is tied with Germany’s Paul Bretiner for the most goals scored by a defender at a World Cup.
An onslaught of Colombian pressure followed in the first half of extra time. England managed to regain their hold on Colombia and the game inevitably went to penalties.
Wilmar Barrios was at the centre of controversy when it appeared he deliberately headbutted Jordan Henderson five minutes before the break. The Colombian midfielder only received a yellow card for his actions.
Colombia didn’t manage to create any significant chances in the first half. Their only sight of goal was an optimistic effort from Juan Quintero, which was dealt with comfortably by Jordan Pickford.
Juan Cuadrado had the chance to send Colombia to extra time five minutes before Yerry Mina’s equaliser. His clear-cut effort was blazed over.
The South American’s grew into frustrated figures throughout the second half receiving five yellow cards during the game. Three of which were during the controversy over the penalty decision.
Here’s how we rated the Colombian players:
Didn’t have a lot to do. Misjudged the penalty in the first half. Didn’t have a save to make with England’s efforts all off target. In the shootout made a terrific save.
Santiago Arias- 4
Gave away a few fouls down the right-hand side. Was keen to press forward when England had possession. Was lucky not to be booked.
Yerry Mina- 6
Scored the equaliser to send the game to extra time. Gave away a few early fouls in dangerous positions for England in the early stages. Was beaten in the air from set pieces a few times by Harry Maguire.
Davinson Sanchez- 5
When won the ball back was quick to release the ball early and play from the back. Was subbed with 12 minutes to play.
Met his match with Kieran Tripper. Didn’t always track the run of Tripper which left Colombia vulnerable at times. Although when 1-0 down, attacked with purpose and delivered a few challenging crosses.
Carlos Sanchez- 3
Gave away the penalty for tugging down Kane for England’s opener. A silly mistake knowing VAR was in play.
Got a needless yellow card in the 40th minute for a deliberate headbutt on Jordan Henderson.
Was scrappy in the midfield for Colombia putting a lot of pressure on Dele Ali and Jesse Lingard. Subbed for Carlos Bacca with 30 minutes to play.
Looked to move the ball forward every time he received it. Looked positive when going forward for Colombia.
Was aggressive down the wing for Colombia going toe to toe with Ashley Young and Harry Maguire. Failed to create much with the England defensive line matching his pace. Missed a golden chance with nine minutes to play blazing his shot over the bar.
With his back to goal, he held the ball up well whilst bringing other forwards into the game effectively. Looked to argue more with the referee more than work for his side. Had a shot on the edge of the box with five minutes to go, however, it lacked conviction.