Selecao make it three wins out of three at the Copa with a dominant display against Colombia in Rio. Typically of the Brazil of recent years they made life difficult for themselves by not converting chances that fell their way. How about that goal from Luis Diaz, surely a Puskas award contender. The bicycle kick is always a spectacle but the skill is outrageous. The ball is curling away from him so it took some doing to get it on target. From there the Colombians had a lead to protect they became dogged, fouling the main guys for Brazil Neymar and Richarlison so as to disrupt their rhythm.
This Brazil team is also different from the previous generation ones in that it makes a lot of long balls to the front players. Though they conceded the goal the center back pairing of Marquinhos and his Ex PSG partner in crime Thiago Silva looked comfortable. Zapata and Borre the front two didn’t get much sight of the Brazilian goal. Equalizer from Bobby Firmino’s header came from an error by Ospina who developed butter fingers. With a sizeable chunk of injury time added on, Real Madrid hardman Casemiro headed in the winner from a corner. What shocking defending from Colombia. Two players who could have headed that in, free as birds. Brazil into the next round but their attack is as blunt as a door handle.