Estadio Mineirão - Belo Horizonte 14/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group C

Colombia - Greece
3-0
 

Colombia - Greece 3-0 - 14/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Greece picked off by vibrant Colombia

Published: Saturday 14 June 2014, 20.00CET
Greece picked off by vibrant Colombia
Teófilo Gutiérrez wheels away after making it 2-0 ©Getty Images

Greece endured a torrid start to their FIFA World Cup campaign as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat by a Colombia side full of vim and vigour.

With much of the crowd in Belo Horizonte sporting Colombian yellow, the South American side made a scintillating start and were ahead inside five minutes as Pablo Armero, a full-back, side-footed in. Greece regained their composure but always lacked the creative spark that allowed Teófilo Gutiérrez to double the advantage before the hour and James Rodríguez to complete Colombia's triumph at the death.

Match statistics

Colombia
Greece

3

Goals scored

0

12

Total attempts

13

6

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

6

3

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

4

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    James Rodríguez adds the gloss to Colombia's vibrant performance to leave Fernando Santos with plenty to think about before Friday's meeting with Japan. His Greece team were second best from the moment Pablo Armero broke the deadlock on five minutes, and a comeback never looked likely when Teófilo Gutiérrez doubled the advantage. Fanis Gekas' stunning miss will not lift the mood, nor will the 3-0 scoreline sealed at the death.
  • Goal
    90+3
    James Rodríguez (Colombia) scores!
    The AS Monaco FC man salts Greek wounds with the third right on the final whistle, collecting the ball from Juan Cuadrado and getting just enough on his left-footed shot to beat Orestis Karnezis.
  • Substitution
    78
    Karagounis (in) - Kone (out) (Greece)
  • Substitution
    76
    Martínez (in) - Gutiérrez (out) (Colombia)
  • Substitution
    74
    Arias (in) - Armero (out) (Colombia)

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