No team that has the World Cup in their country wants to disappoint their fans, and that’s what the Brazilians were facing coming into this year’s event. Luckily for the Brazilians, they haven’t yet as they kept their success rolling on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the quarterfinals.
Right off the bat in this one, Brazil showed that they were here for business as they scored and took a 1-0 lead just sevin minutes into the match off a goal by Thiago Silva. Right there, you could see that the Brazilians had no intentions of walking out with a loss.
The rest of the first half went by without much more offensive excitement, and so did much of the second until the Brazilians extended their lead to 2-0 off a David Luiz goal.
From there, it seemed as if they would cruise their way to victory, but the Colombians wouldn’t go down without a fight.
In the 80th minute, after Julio Cesar was handed a yellow card, James Rodriguez stepped up for his Colombian team off the penalty kick, pulling them to within 2-1.
With their backs against the wall, the Brazilian team were able to hold off the Colombians the rest of the way, and will now advance on to play Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday.