FIFA World Cup 2018: Mina scores as Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to enter last 16

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It’s all over as Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to enter last 16 as Group H toppers with six points

Japan lost 1-0 to already-eliminated Poland in the group’s other fixture. However, with both Japan and Senegal having the same number of points, goal difference and goals scored, it came down to disciplinary record to decide the runners-up. Japan progressed with two fewer yellow cards than the African side.

90+4′ Anxious moments for Senegal
90+2′ Senegal need a goal otherwise they are out, Four minutes of stoppage time added
89′ A big moment for Miguel Borja, who makes his debut in the World Cup, having come on for Falcao
86′ SUBSTITUTION! Senegal’s Sakho comes on to replace Niang
FIVE MINUTES LEFT INTO THE MATCH
83′ SUBSTITUTION! Colombia make a change as Uribe slowly going off and Lerma coming on
80′ SUBSTITUTION! Senegal’s Onate comes off the bench to replace Balde in the middle
77′ Senegal attackers are going all out for an equaliser after conceding a goal
74′ GOAL! Yerry Mina scores to give Colombia 1-0 lead
Mina attacks the resulting corner from Quintero with sheer power and heads it into the ground and back up into the net
74′ SUBSTITUTION! The injured Sabaly going off and Wague coming on
71′ Sabaly goes down following a challenge with Falcao
66′ Chance for Falcao as the corner curls straight to the striker, who misses it with his head and shoulders it wide
65′ Colombia get a free kick far on the right and Muriel’s low shot inside the D deflects wide off a defender
64′ Mane slips while taking a free-kick from 20 yards and another good opportunity gest wasted
62′ FREE-KICK! Mane is once again brought down by Sanchez outside the box resulting in a free kick
55′ Mojica sends in a superb cross for Falcao at the far post, but it is headed away
51′ YELLOW CARD! Senegal’s M’Baye Niang gets the booking. If Senegal qualify, he will not play in their Round of 16 match due to suspension
50′ Colombian players are trying their hard but the Senegal defenders are not giving them an inch

Colombia get the second half underway

That’s it! It’s a goalless first half with both the teams getting good chances to score
Three minutes of stoppage time added

45′ YELLOW CARD! Colombia’sJohan Mojica gets the first yellow card of the match for a rough tackle on Sarr
42′ Three minutes left into the first half and Senegal are trying their best to find an opening but stout Colombian defence is up to the mark
37′ FREE-KICK! Carlos Sanchez brings Mane down and Senegal have the chance again from 30 yards but Sane shoots it way over the bar
34′ Quintero once again tests N’Diaye with a fine free kick
33′ Colombia clearly have the better possession but it is Senegal who have more shots on the goal
30′ SUBSTITUTION! First of the match with Luis Muriel coming on, and James Rodriguez going off for Colombia
28′ Sarr now cuts into the box from the right, before unleashing it straight at Ospina
27′ Keita cuts inside form the left and takes a fine shot towards the far corner, but Ospina gets his body behind it to make the stop
25′ FREE-KICK! Another 20-yard free-kick for Colombia just outside the D. Quintero’s chips a great ball inside the box, but Falcao heads it over and it’s also an offside
21′ Senegal get another free-kick on the left and this time Niang takes it and sends it straight to Ospina
17′ NO PENALTY! Mane is brought down inside the box by Davinson Sanchez and referee instantly gives away the penalty. The tackle looks fine at the first stance and VAR confirms it later on and hence the penalty is denied.
12′ Quintero comes up with a fine curling low-height kick which is well-saved by Senegalese goalkeeper N’Diaye
11′ Falcao is brought down outside the D resulting in a free-kick for Colombia from 20 yards
8′ Free-kick for Senegal on the left flank but Balde directs it straight into the hands of Colombian ‘keeper Ospina
5′ Both the teams are trying their hard to make inroads into each other’s half but with no success at all
1’ Senegal take the game’s first shot just into the 15 seconds with Niang shooting the ball over the bar from 20 yards

Here we go…KICK-OFF TIME FOLKS!
*Time for National Anthems*
Starting line-ups

Senegal: Khadim Ndiaye; Lamine Gassama, Salif Sane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Youssouf Sabaly; Ismaila Sarr, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Sadio Mane (capt); Keita Balde, Mbaye Niang

Colombia: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Mateus Uribe, Carlos Sanchez; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez; Radamel Falcao (capt)

Referee: Milorad Mazic (SRB)

TEAM NEWS
Carlos Sanchez returns for Colombia alongside Mateus Uribe as coach Jose Pekerman changes up his midfield for his side’s decisive Group H encounter with Senegal in Samara on Thursday.

Sanchez, who was shown a red card in the opening minutes of Colombia’s opener against Japan, returns from suspension and replaces Wilmar Barrios. Uribe comes in for the injured Abel Aguilar in the only two changes from Colombia’s 3-0 win against Poland.

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse has recalled captain Cheikhou Kouyate to the midfield in place of Alfred N’Diaye, whilst Keita Balde and Lamine Gassama are also called up in three changes to the team who drew 2-2 with Japan.

Sadio Mane starts as part of an attacking three while central defensive pairing Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane will be looking to stop Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Colombia know a win in Samara will see them progress to the last 16. A draw will be enough to take Senegal into the knockout stages.