Poland versus Colombia 2018 World Cup: Colombia drives 1-0 at halftime

Yerry Mina ascends for Colombia's first objective. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) 

Poland versus Colombia 2018 World Cup: Colombia drives 1-0 at halftime
Poland versus Colombia 

Gathering H, Kazan Arena, Kazan 

Bednarek surveyed a yellow card 

The diversion's first yellow card came in the 60th moment when Poland's Jan Bednarek pulled down Colombia's Mateus Uribe. After Poland turned the ball over, Uribe had a solid first touch and Bednarek appeared to know he was beaten. It was a strategic foul to stop the counterattack. 

Halftime: Colombia 1, Poland 0 

The Tricolors hold preference on the scoreboard, yet what we've seen on the field demonstrates it could without much of a stretch be the other way. Poland has a slight favorable position in punishment corners (five to four) however trails on shots (three to two). The two sides have one on objective, and Colombia has been the just a single to make the most of it up until this point. In the event that Polish star Robert Lewandowski can get comparable possibilities in the second a large portion of that he did in the main, this could turn out in an unexpected way. 


A physical first half appeared to be bound for a scoreless complete until the point that inside back Yerry Mina ascended in the 39th moment to snap a header past Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for a 1-0 lead. Star Colombia striker James Rodriguez set up the power contact from Mina with an ideal touch on a cross in front the net. 

Colombian fans, who set out well to Russia, had been prepared to bounce around since before the match began. Presently, they had their shot. 

Pregame musings 

The stakes couldn't be higher for the main ever aggressive match amongst Colombia and Poland. The groups entered as Group H top picks, yet after both shockingly fell in their openers, they presently wind up on the very edge of end. 

In the event that this amusement creates a champ, or if the groups draw and Japan or Senegal wins in Sunday's other Group H coordinate, it should set up a wild complete on Thursday. 

One of Colombia's fundamental goals will be to keep each of the 11 players on the field after midfielder Carlos Sanchez got a red card in the third moment against Japan a week ago, the second-speediest in World Cup history, leaving his partners down a man for 87 minutes. The Tricolors likewise trusts James Rodriguez's left calf is recuperated after he hurt it in preparing before the Japan amusement. The star striker entered as a sub in that 2-1 misfortune. 
For Poland, which set out well to Spartak Stadium for its opener, it needs to consolidate star striker Robert Lewandowski into the assault better. The Eagles likewise made maybe the most horrifying faux pas of the World Cup this year when Grzegorz Krychowiak played a ball back to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, however the impassive pass was stolen by Senegal's M'Baye Niang and changed over for the inevitable amusement winning objective. With the edges for mistake thinning, the two groups envision a firmly challenged coordinate. 

"It will resemble a last," Colombia striker Radamel Falcao stated, by means of the BBC. 

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Group profiles 

Colombia (0-0-1, 0 focuses) 

Past outcome: Lost to Japan, 2-1, on Tuesday. 

What's in question: As much as there can be. Win and remain alive in the gathering, lose and conceivably be wiped out. 

Striking: Colombia turned into the main South American side ever to lose to an Asian side at the World Cup. 

FIFA world positioning: 16. ELO world positioning: 15. 

Poland (0-0-1, 0 focuses) 

Past outcome: Lost to Senegal, 2-1, on Tuesday 

What's in question: As much as there can be. Win and remain alive in the gathering, lose and conceivably be wiped out. 

Outstanding: Poland has played nine World Cup amusements against South American sides and none have completed in a draw. (The Eagles are 4-5.) 

FIFA world positioning: 8. ELO world positioning: 21. 

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Player to observe 

The Poland training staff was supposedly awed by forward Dawid Kownacki's execution against Senegal as a second-half sub, to the point that he may begin against Colombia. The Polish wunderkind scored his first best flight objective at 17, getting to be one of five players 17 or more youthful to score in the nation's most elevated association. With the achievement, however, came weight. The previous summer, he told the UEFA site: "At 16, individuals were calling me 'the new Lewandowski', and that was hard to deal with, yet I changed my state of mind, grew up and am currently much better at not acknowledging what individuals say."

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