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Senegal Vs Colombia: The Main Talking Points As Senegal Hopes Are Crushed

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Colombia required to win their third group match against the mighty Senegal team to qualify for the knockout stages of the grandest football event in the world i.e. the FIFA World Cup 2018 and rightly did so in the Senegal Vs Colombia match.

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It was quite clear from the beginning that Senegal was playing only for the draw. The Colombians were patient and made good use of the possession in the Senegal Vs Colombia match by scoring a solitary goal in the 74th minute through an unexpected scorer, Yerry Mina.

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In the other fixture of Group H, the Japan Vs Poland match ended in a 1-0 win for the Europeans. However, Poland still failed to qualify for the knock-out stages after losing their previous two matches: 2-1 loss against Senegal and thrashed 3-0 by the Colombians.

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On the contrary, Japan qualified for the Round of 16 even after losing out to Poland. Both Japan and Senegal were equal on points and had the same goal difference. Since, the number of yellow cards were counted for the countries, Japan having the lesser number of yellow cards qualified to the knockout stages instead of Senegal.

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Colombia 1-0 Senegal

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Here are the 3 talking points of the Senegal Vs Colombia match:

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1. Yerry Mina, The Surprise Package Of The World Cup

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Yerry Mina has taken the 2018 FIFA World Cup by storm. He has been on the pitch for a total of 180 minutes and has already scored 2 goals being a defender. Moreover, Yerry Mina has made sure that his team has clean sheets in both the matches he has played in.

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Mina has been crucial in the tournament for the Colombians as he has contributed both in the defense and the attack. He opened the scoring in Colombia’s previous match against Poland and scored the winner in Senegal Vs Colombia match.

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2. The Wasteful Senegal

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Senegal were playing with an intent to draw the Senegal Vs Colombia match so that they could qualify. This in turn backfired as they lost to Colombia by a goal. The Senegal started off brilliantly by recovering possession on a number of occasions and drawing some smart fouls in crucial areas of the pitch.

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Every other aspect was executed with perfection from the forwards baring their end product which was abject in the final third making it easy for the Colombian defense to get back possession. VAR also played an important role in the Senegal Vs Colombia clash as Sadio Mane was denied a penalty in the 17th minute as replays showed that Davinson Sanchez clearly made contact with the ball first.

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3. The Backline Of Colombia

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The Colombian defense were up to the task of keeping Mane and company quiet on the Senegal Vs Colombia night. They made sure that Senegal would not get any space to run in and create chances for the Senegal team.

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The duo of Davinson Sanchez and Yerry Mina once again defended very well and made sure that the dangers were easily dealt with. Yerry Mina also contributed in the attack by scoring the only goal of the match from a Juan Cuadrado corner-kick.

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Keep visiting Arsedevils for more news and updates on the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia.

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