Colombia, Yerry Mina saved the day again. The Cafeteros beat Senegal today with a lone goal by their center back to advance to the Round of 16 from the first place of Group G. Senegal missed their spot in the knock-out stage due to the more yellow cards received than Japan – which had exactly the same points, goal difference, and goals scored as the Africans.
As a sport journalist, I always try not to get too much involved emotionally when I write, especially about the teams that mean something to me. But today I’m going to make an exception, as I’m writing for Poland from the bottom of my heart, to comment their shocking 0-3 loss to Colombia that put them on a plane back to Warsaw after two World Cup games only.
If Juventus end up extending their Scudetto streak to seven titles, Massimiliano Allegri and his boys will remember those minutes when they managed to switch the momentum of last night’s match with Milan as one of those moments that made the difference. With a wheezing Napoli being held onto a 1-1 draw by Sassuolo earlier in the afternoon, the Old Lady widened again their gap versus them after beating the Rossoneri 3-1.