World Cup: Lacklustre Poland Crash Out As Colombia Shine In 3-0 Win In Kazan (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

24th, June 2018

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Colombia bounced back from their opening day defeat to Japan by cruising to a 3-0 victory over Poland in Kazan.

A must-win game for both sides, Colombia were the better team throughout, with the creative trio of James Rodriguez, Juan Quintero and Juan Cuadrado too hot for Poland to handle.

The South Americans opened the scoring just before the break, with Yerry Mina heading home an exquisite cross from Rodriguez.

After the break, Poland produced another flat performance, with Robert Lewandowski toiling in attack.

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Colombia, on the other hand, continued to excite and eventually doubled their advantage with Radamel Falcao producing a superb finish after a slide-rule pass from Quintero.

On 75 minutes, Colombia sealed the deal, with Cuadrado latching on to a superb Rodriguez pass before outpacing the Polish defence and slotting past Wojciech Szczesny.

Arsenal’s David Ospina was a match for the Poles whenever they did manage to threaten the Colombian goal, saving from Lewandowski late on.

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The game would end in a deserved 3-0 win for Los Cafeteros, who are now third in Group H, just a point behind Japan and Senegal.

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Colombia now face a make or break clash with Senegal next Thursday.

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As for Poland, they crash out after a thoroughly dull couple of performances.

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Los Cafeteros – Falcao, James, Cuadrado, Quintero, Mina – together they brew a beautiful brand of football.

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