Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Colombian national team debuted with a victory, but left doubts

The Colombia selection added his first win in Conmebol Qualifiers against Venezuela with a 1:0 at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla. Néstor Lorenzo’s men are now thinking about visiting Chile to complete the first day of FIFA matchday action.

The game had a first half in which the “Tricolor” had no clear view in any area of ​​the field. The defense made repeated mistakes, the midfield couldn’t control the ball, and the attack line was broken.

In fact, two of Venezuela’s most dangerous plays came with headers. At the end of the first 45 minutes, they didn’t concede a goal. Luis Diaz was out of place.

Given what was done in the first half, Nestor Lawrence He played the formation and substituted John William Square for Jorge Carrascal, who would become a key player in Colombia’s victory.

The Cartagena midfielder was responsible for initiating the goal play to clear the way for John Arias, the assistant, with a perfect center that successfully connected Rafael Santos Borre to the final 1:0.

From then on, Colombia continued to push forward with options from Luis Daz and John Jader Duran. Finally, the result stood at the beginning of the second half, and the “Vinotinto” could not recover. Colombia raised doubts about the team’s performance, especially in the first half.

The Colombian national team will visit Chile on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (Colombia time), while Venezuela will face Paraguay on the same day at 5 p.m. (Colombia time).

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