30 min: Substitution James Rodriguez goes off with an injury trouble for Luis Muriel. Rodriguez heads straight fro the dressing room.
27 min: Two chances in quick succession for Senegal. One from the left and the other from the right. Keita’s shot lacked power and bend on it to trouble Colombia while Sarr’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper.
25 min: Colombia trying to advance with neat combinations but Rodriguez is brought down cynically by Gueye. Quintero floats the resulting ree kick onto the head of Falcao. El Tigre couldn’t keep his header down. Things looking more positive for COlombia after Senegal looked the better side in the opening of the half.
18 min: No penalty! Now it’s adjudged a brilliant recovery tackle by Sanchez on Mane who was through on goal.
16 min: PENALTY or not?!!! VAR time. Davinson Sanchez tackles Sadio Mane in the box and Mane falls under the challenge.
11 min: Kalidou Koulibaly fouls Falcao about 30 yards from goal. Quintero takes the free kick and it draws a finse save from goalkeeper Ndiaye. HAd the goalkeeper not been alert, Colombia could have been celebrating their first goal.
7 min: Arias brings down Keita Balde, who is startting his first game in the World Cup after Senegal try to build rhythm and play. The free kick is floated in but Ospina easily plucks the ball out of the air.
Kick off: Senegal gets the game underway. They remain the only African side left with a chance of qualification to the second round in the competition after Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria have already been eliminated with Tunisia effectively without a chance of qualification with a game left to play.
Here’s how the teams line up
Senegal: Khadim N’Diaye, Gassama, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Sarr, Kouyate, Gueye, Mane, Balde, Niang. Subs: Diallo, Mbengue, Mbodji, Sow, Diouf, N’Doye, Alfred N’Diaye, Konate, Sakho, Ndiaye, Wague, Gomis.
Colombia: Ospina, Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Mina, Mojica, Uribe, Carlos Sanchez, Cuadrado, Quintero, Rodriguez, Falcao. Subs:Vargas, Zapata, Murillo, Barrios, Bacca, Muriel, Lerma, Diaz, Borja, Izquierdo, Cuadrado.
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia).
Welcome to the live blog of the fixture between Senegal and Colombia
Source: G Sport