Colombia hold Brazil 1-1

Henrietta Brewer
September 6, 2017

However, the coach still wants to field a solid side, capable of winning their 10 straight game in the qualifiers.

Willian had opened the scoring with a stunning strike just before half-time.

Neymar and Gabriel Jesus have evidenced once again why Brazilians are world-renowned for their technical ability with a football.

The game at the Estadio Metropolitano would finish 1-1 with Monaco striker Radamel Falcao continuing his fine start to the season with the equalising goal for Colombia.

Santiago Arias found space behind left-back Filipe Luis before playing an inch-perfect cross to the in-form Falcao, who expertly headed low and across Alisson to give the Colombians a valuable home result.

Columbia, meanwhile, sits at second, eleven points behind Brazil.

Colombia improved to 26 points.

Argentina came from behind to draw 1-1 with Venezuela at home on Tuesday, a result that leaves the 2014 losing finalists a long way from guaranteeing their place in Russian Federation next year.

The advantage, though, lasted just four minutes when a cross was knocked into his own goal by Rolf Feltscher. "The draw was fair, but if there was a victor, it would've been Brazil because we had more chances".

With Brazil already qualified, it may be the flawless opportunity to host the "Selecao", a side that Colombia has never beaten in a World Cup qualifier.

Ten-man Peru kept their hopes of reaching Russian Federation alive with a thrilling 2-1 victory over stumbling Ecuador in Quito.

While "Los Cafeteros" may have been disappointed not to secure all three points in Venezuela last week, Pekerman will be satisfied that they created a number of opportunities in front of goal.

Marcelo picked up his second yellow card is under suspension is out of the clash and Miranda is sidelined with an injury.

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