Livescore: Result of Senegal vs Colombia

Livescore: Result of Senegal vs Colombia

Livescore: Result of Senegal vs Colombia

Colombia secured a spot in the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 win over Senegal on Thursday.

James Rodriguez departed Colombia's World Cup game against Senegal through injury.

Colombia will face the runner-up of Group G, which will be either England or Belgium.

Senegal and Colombia have faced each other just once before, in a friendly in May 2014, with Colombia taking a 2-0 lead into half-time, only to concede two goals in the second half. It means there is no African country in the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

Aliou Cisse's side, denied a first-half penalty when VAR judged that Tottenham's Davinson Sanchez had made a legal lunge on Liverpool's Sadio Mane, had looked set to finish behind Japan, with their opponents facing an early exit.

An open start had seen deliveries at either end wasted but Senegal's Khadim Ndiaye was the first goalkeeper worked when Juan Quintero's 13th-minute free-kick needed pushing round the post.

Sanchez thwarted Senegal's star man again on 26 minutes after Mane had skilfully turned away from Mina.

However, after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, Serbian referee Milorad Mazic overturned his own decision and signaled only a drop ball.

But Yerry Mina's late goal gave the South Americans victory and left Senegal and Japan level on points, goal difference and head-to-head.

From their next corner, Barcelona defender Mina towered above the Senegalese defence and headed through N'Diaye for his second goal in as many matches.

Sarr snatched at another chance on 80 minutes when his back-post volley lacked conviction, after he had been picked out by Mane's cross, and Senegal did not have another opportunity to rescue their tournament.

Kalidou Koulibaly got a vital touch on a Luis Muriel drive to deflect the ball narrowly wide as Colombia threatened to turn the group on its head.

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