Moscow: Colombia keep their round of 16 hopes alive after Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado scored in the 3-0 win over Poland at the Kazan arena. Poland, the top-ranked team of Group H is the first one to bow out of the World Cup. Colombia were raging in the second-half while Poland, on the other hand, hardly created any chances. Colombia would look to beat Senegal in their final group stage match to seal a spot in the knockout stages.
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Colombia 3-0 Poland!
5 minutes of Stoppage time!
88 minute: Poland's Lewandowski fires the ball into the Colombian goal but goalkeeper Ospina rises to tap the ball away. Corner for Poland.
4 minutes to go!
84 minute: It has been a bad day for Poland and their coach Adam Nawałka. Colombia have clearly dominated the game and the scoreline.
10 minutes to go.
Colombia 3-0 Poland!
75 minute: GOAL!!! Cuadrado splits the Poland defence open and comfortably scores Colombia's third goal.
That was Radamel Falcao's 30th International goal and his first at a World Cup.
72 minute: Substitution for Poland. Teodorczyk in for Bereszynski. Substitution for Colombia. Quintero replaced by Lerma.
Colombia 2-0 Poland!
70 minute: GOAL!!! Falcao scores a brilliant goal onto the bottom left corner. Colombia double their lead.
68 minute: Free-kick to Poland. Poland are pushing hard as they desperately search for a breakthrough.
61 minute: Yellow card! Poland's Bednarek gets booked for a bad challenge.
57 minute: Substitution for Poland. Grosicki replaces Kownacki.
56 minute: Colombia on the attack. Rodriguez passes it to Quintero. Quintero takes a shot but it gets deflected by a Poland player. Corner for Colombia.
51 minute: Colombia's Quintero attempts a shot from distance but clouds it away.
Second-half is underway!
Colombia 1-0 Poland!
45+3 minute: Corner for Poland. The goalkeeper punches the ball in clearance.
4 minutes of Stoppage time!
Colombia 1-0 Poland!
40 minute: GOAL!!! Rodriguez curls a ball in the middle to Yerry Mina, who heads it past the goalkeeper. Colombia take the lead.
37 minute: Colombia's Cuadrado nearly had a goal after he cut a defender in the right but his shot was deflected away by the goalkeeper. Corner for Colombia.
34 minute: Cuadrado attempts a shot from distance but hits it wide from the goal. Colombia need to improve their finishing in the final third.
33 minute: Colombia's Quintero chips a poor pass into the box. The Poland defender clears the ball away. Corner for Colombia.
32 minute: Colombia's Aguilar does not look comfortable. He is taken away from the pitch on a stretcher after he strained his left thigh. Uribe replaces him.
Colombia- 51 percent
Poland- 49 percent
23 minute: Another Corner for Poland. Colombian defender rises to head the ball away. Both teams are trying to settle in and hold possession after a dull start.
18 minute: Corner for Poland. The Colombian defence clears the ball to safety
16 minute: Colombia are pushing hard and opening up Poland's defence but are giving it away with poor finishing.
Both Colombia and Poland need to win to keep their World Cup hopes alive.
9 minute: That was close! Colombia are up and attacking and are threatening to take the lead with great first touch passing in the final third.
5 minute: Colombia's Ospina goes down after a nudge, seems to have twisted his ankle.
2 minute: Corner for Poland early in the match. The defence clear the ball.
Colombia XI: Ospina, Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Mina, Mojica, Aguilar, Barrios, Cuadrado, Quintero, Rodriguez, Falcao.
Poland XI: Szczesny, Piszczek, Bednarek, Pazdan, Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Goralski, Rybus, Zielinski, Lewandowski, Kownacki.
Colombia's preparations for Sunday's crunch match got overshadowed by a police investigation into death threats made to midfielder Carlos Sanchez after he received a red card in the third minute of Tuesday's 1-2 loss against Japan.
Poland are eighth in the FIFA rankings but lost to Senegal in their opening encounter courtesy a pair of disastrous errors. Senegal's well-drilled backline kept Poland's star striker Robert Lewandowski subdued and coach Adam Nawalka will hope his midfield plays with more purpose to boost supply to the country's record goal-scorer.
Poland full squad:
Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town / ENG), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea / ENG), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus / ITA)
Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton / ENG), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria / ITA), Thiago Cionek (SPAL / ITA), Kamil Glik (Monaco / FRA), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund / GER), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw)
Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg / GER), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad / BUL), Kamil Grosicki (Hull / ENG), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion / ENG), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria / ITA ), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow / RUS), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli / ITA)
Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria / ITA), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich / GER), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli / ITA), Lukasz Teodorczyk (RSC Anderlecht / BEL)
Colombia full squad:
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal / ENG), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas / ARG)
Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan / ITA), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham / ENG), Santiago Arias (PSV / NED), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors / ARG), Johan Mojica (Girona / ESP), Yerry Mina (Barcelona / ESP)
Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors / ARG), Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol / ESP), Jefferson Lerma (Levante / ESP), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton / ENG), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich / GER), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali) , Mateus Uribe (America / MEX), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate / ARG), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus / ITA)
Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco / FRA), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras / BRA), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal / ESP), Luis Muriel (Sevilla / ESP)