Thursday, August 11, 2016

Columbia beat Nigeria 2-0 in Olympic men's football

Nigeria and Colombia were the first and second place teams respectively going into their match on Match Day 3 of the Olympic men’s soccer tournament.

Following Colombia's 2-0 win, that did not change as both teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

Colombia got out to an early lead as Teofilo Guitierrez opened the scoring for his team in the fourth minute.

Harold Preciado nearly doubled Colombia’s lead in the 19th minute, but Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi made a reflex diving save to keep his side in it.

Nigeria had its best chance of the first half when Oghenekaro Etebo received the ball at the top of the box, but he dragged his shot wide of the goal.

In the 63rd minute Colombia’s Dorlan Pabon converted a penalty kick to double his team’s lead.

Colombia maintained its 2-0 lead for the rest of the second half to earn three points.

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