Estadio Castelao - Fortaleza 04/07/2014 - 22:00CET (17:00 local time)

Quarter-finals

Brazil - Colombia
2-1
 

Brazil - Colombia 2-1 - 04/07/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Germany await as Brazil cast aside Colombia

Published: Friday 4 July 2014, 23.00CET
Germany await as Brazil cast aside Colombia
David Luiz shows his delight after scoring Brazil's second ©Getty Images

Brazil will face Germany in the first FIFA World Cup semi-final after sinking Colombia 2-1 in Fortaleza.

The hosts made the perfect start when Thiago Silva turned in the opening goal after seven minutes and should have added to their advantage before the break. David Luiz's 69th-minute free-kick seemed to end the hopes of José Nestor Pekerman's men but James Rodríguez's penalty then set up a frantic final ten minutes that the host nation just survived.

Match statistics

Brazil
Colombia

2

Goals scored

1

12

Total attempts

10

5

Attempts on target

2

5

off target

4

3

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

6

0

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

30

Fouls committed

21

21

Fouls suffered

29

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    James Rodríguez's tournament-leading sixth goal set up a nervous finale for the host nation but they deservedly held firm. In the end it was David Luiz's sensational free-kick that proved the difference and was a strike worthy of such an occasion. Germany await in Belo Horizonte for Luiz Felipe Scolari's charges.
  • Substitution
    88
    Henrique (in) - Neymar (out) (Brazil)
  • Substitution
    86
    Hernanes (in) - Paulinho (out) (Brazil)
  • Substitution
    83
    Ramires (in) - Hulk (out) (Brazil)
    Brazil are looking rattled for the first time and look to shut up shop by bringing on Ramires for Hulk.
  • Substitution
    80
    Quintero (in) - Cuadrado (out) (Colombia)

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