Colombia Thrash Nigeria U23 To Qualify For Quarter final

Colombia are through to the knockout stage of the Rio Olympics, after beating the Nigerian U23 side 2-0 in the final Group B match.

An early goal from Teofilo Guitierrez put the South American in the drivers seat, but thaat did not in anyway affect the performance of the Eagles who had already secured a spot in the quarter-final stage.

Colombia got a second goal in the 63rd minutes through Dorlan Pabon, after he converted a penalty kick to a goal, keeping their hope of moving to quarter final alive.

The defeat is coach Samson Siasia’s fifth meeting with a South American side in an age-grade tournament and have been unable to win in any of the meetings.

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