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Brazil vs Colombia, Live Score and Commentary, FIFA World Cup Qualifier 2018

Brazil 2-1 Colombia (Miranda 2', Neymar 75') (Marquinhos OG 36')
Updated: 07 September 2016 08:16 IST - Published: 07 September 2016 05:45 IST
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90+4' The game comes to a close as the referee sounds three quick bursts from his whistle. Brazil leapfrog Colombia in the standings with the three points from this game. Tite will be pleased with his side's performance, as they always looked comfortable and in control. Colombia threatened occasionally, but Brazil were always on top in the game. Pekerman's side didn't have a bad game, but they simply weren't good enough. The Colombians seemed to lack a creative spark. Brazil themselves seemed somewhat devoid of ideas at times, but then they just gave the ball to Neymar, and he did what he does best - make defenders look incompetent and create scoring chances. In the end it was his goal that gave Brazil the three crucial points, just weeks after leading the U-23 squad to Olympic glory in Rio. What a player.

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90' Giuliano is booked for an unnecessary challenge on James.

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89' Taison comes on for Gabriel Jesus.

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87' A scramble in the box as four Colombian players try to get to the ball in the Brazil penalty area. The home side somehow managed to keep the Colombians at bay at the end of some scrappy defending.

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85' Muriel goes off as Marlos Moreno replaces him for Colombia.

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84' Things seem a lot more frantic now as Colombia try desperately to find an equaliser again. This should be a tense 10 minutes or so.

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80' Marcelo has his name taken by the ref for a late and rather enthusiastic challenge on Cuadrado.

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78' Coutinho took a shot from inside the box and really should've scored, but J. Murillo managed to get a block in at the last second.

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75' Neymar gives Brazil the lead! Coutinho picked out his teammate in the box, where Neymar was given way too much space. He fired a left-footed shot low and hard to the far post to beat Ospina. That's his 48th goal in just 77 appearances for Brazil.

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73' Brazil make another change as Paulinho makes way for Giuliano.

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72' Change for Colombia. Carlos Bacca comes off for Roger Martinez.

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68' Coutinho enters the fray for Brazil, and Willian is the one to make way for him. Can he be the man to put his team in the lead again?

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65' Colombia showed some slick passing in the final third to create a chance. Cuadrado and James combined well, but James' effort ends up in the stands. Not even close.

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63' Corner for Brazil. Willian plays it short to Neymar. The ball is lobbed into the box and Jesus gets his head to it, but the ball goes wide of the post.

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59' Brazil seem to have the upper hand again. They've maintained possession nicely and putting a few quick passes together. They're not giving much of the ball for the Colombians to play with right now.

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54' Brazil really should be ahead. Renato Augusto was picked out in acres of space with a great ball in the penalty area, but he didn't have enough time to get a shot away before Ospina could close the angle.

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52' Substitution for Colombia. Macnelly Torres makes way for Juan Cuadrado.

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49' A great chance for Brazil. Neymar found Paulinho in the box. The area was crowded and Paulinho twisted and turned to find an opening for himself, but when he did finally manage to squeeze the shot off, it was blocked.

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45' We're back for the second half. Colombia get the second half underway on the ref's command. This ought to be an entertaining second half as both teams will probably look to go in for the kill.

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45+3' Half time. It's been an interesting first half. Brazil got off to a great start with the early goal and dominated proceedings for a while. However, as the half wore on, Colombia gradually found their feet. Tite will definitely be the more satisfied of the two coaches as his Brazil side put on a great display in the first half. Pekerman won't be too upset either. Colombia have done decently so far. We're set up for a great second half.

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45+3' Gameplay continues, as both players seem to be fine. Neymar has his name taken into the ref's book for something he said.

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45+1' There's a bit of concern on the pitch as Neymar and J. Murillo writhe on the ground after a collision.

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45' Corner to Colombia. Rodriguez puts the ball low into the penalty area and straight to a defender. Easily cleared,

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42' Another Colombian attack fizzles out thanks to a poor cross from Muriel. He needs to improve his delivery.

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36' Equaliser for Colombia! Rodriguez played a nice ball into the box from a dead ball. In a crowded penalty area, Marquinhos jumped highest to reach the ball first, but his touch took it past Alisson and into his own net. Unfortunate for the defender. Brilliant for Colombia!