As it happened: Yerry Mina sends Colombia through but Senegal bow out of World Cup

As it happened: Yerry Mina sends Colombia through but Senegal bow out of World Cup

Ryan White
SenegalK.Ndiaye, Sabaly (Wague, min. 74), Koulibaly, Sané, Gassama, Gueye, Kouyaté, Sarr, Mané, Niang (Sakho, min. 86), Keita Baldé (Konate, min. 80)
ColombiaOspina, Arias, Yerry Mina, Sánchez, Mojica, Carlos Sánchez, Uribe (Lerma, min. 83), Cuadrado, James (Muriel, min. 31), Quintero, Falcao (Borja, min. 89)
SCORE0-1, min. 74, Mina
REFEREEMilorad Mazic (SRB). Booked: Mojica (min. 45), Niang (min. 51)
INCIDENTSWorld Cup 2018 Group H game between Senegal and Colombia at the Samara Arena
Live LoaderVAVEL Live SmallLive Match

FT: Thank you very much for tuning into this live text commentary between Senegal and Colombia. I have been Ryan White and I remind you to continue following VAVEL UK's World Cup coverage until the tournament is over, including tonight's encounter between England and Belgium.

FT: Senegal have gone out on yellow cards as they share the same number of points, goal difference and goals scored.

FT: That result means Senegal are the last African team to be on the plane home; there will be no representation from the continent in the knockout stages. Colombia, who started the day in third, win by the singular goal and join Japan in the round of sixteen from Group H.

FT: Senegal are going home as it ends advantage to Colombia. 

90+4: Full-time in the Poland/Japan game and it has ended 1-0 to the European outfit. Can Senegal make something happen?

90+2: It's becoming increasingly tense in the Samara Arena!

90: Colombia are defending superbly and are trying to solidify their stamp on the game with a second goal but are struggling to make their way through what is now a very organised Senegal defence. Four additional minutes will be played.

86: Senegal doing all they can to break down this Colombia defender as Diafra Sakho, formerly of West Ham, comes into play as a replacement for Niang.

79: Mane is creating everything at the moment as he lifts a ball to the opposite post but Sarr doesn't hit it cleanly and David Ospina watches the ball go into the crowd.

78: Senegal are now scrapping for an equaliser as a swinging corner comes into the area. Mane makes contact but the final touch is off a Colombia defender, however, Ospina smartly dives down to his right to make sure it stays 1-0.

75: Colombia's corner on the far side is so perfectly met by Yerry Mina who bullets his header into the back of the net to give Colombia the lead. As it stands, Senegal are going home.


72: Sabaly is forced to go off but as Senegal prepare for the substitution, Aliou Cisse's team will be down to ten men for the time being.

69: Salif Sane almost fumbles his lines as an attempted clearance goes drastically wrong, towards his own net but thankfully for him there was no power on the ball so N'Diaye calmly collects. Sabaly is currently down receiving treatment.

65: Muriel gets the ball at his feet from the centre of the area, his shot is deflected out for a corner. Falcao makes contact but he somehow mistimes his effort and the ball goes out off the shoulder.

64: It is actually Mane who takes the free-kick, he slips over and the effort goes miles over the bar. Not one the Liverpool forward will be proud of. 

63: The Colombian fans in the stands are roaring their team on now following the news from the other game; Sadio Mane wins a free-kick for Senegal from 25 yards out. Niang is set to take it....

60: News coming out from the other Group H fixture is that Jan Bednarek of Poland has opened the scoring to give his country the lead against Japan.

56: This game really has opened up a considerable amount; neither side want the draw and would appear its only a matter of time before someone finds the back of the net.

54: A number of fouls are being committed early on in the second-half and signs that tempers are beginning to rise, especially the Colombians who know what's at stake if they can grab a goal in the next 45 minutes.

51: Niang is booked by the referee after catching a Colombia player, and if Senegal go through then he will miss their next game.

49: Colombia yet to provide an attacking threat in the second-half so far. There really isn't a whole lot of intent from the South Americans.

46: Colombia get the second-half underway for us.

HT: Senegal 0-0 Colombia. The African nation have been by far the better team going forward as their opponents are second best, however, James Rodriguez going off as dealt a major blow to his side's confidence. The game between Poland and Japan is also goalless so Colombia are going out at the moment.

45+3: Colombia win a throw-in on the near side; Cuadrado gets the ball in the box but his team-mates can't take advantage.

45: The first caution of the afternoon as Johan Mojica brings down Sadio Mane, who was pacing towards the Colombian back line. The resulting free-kick goes out of play as Keita narrowly misses with his head. 

43: Senegal are certainly showing more of a threat on goal than their opposition, which is quite surprising considering Colombia are out of the World Cup as it stands. 

37: Carlos Sanchez of Colombia lightly pushes Sadio Mane in the back and Senegal have a free-kick from 30 yards out - it would appear Salif Sane, a defender, will take it but his shot is always rising as Ospina didn't have to move.

31: Colombia make their first change of the afternoon as star man James Rodriguez is forced to go off with an injury, much to his despair, and is replaced by Luis Muriel. That will be a major blow for the South American nation.

27: Sadio Mane drives down the left, attempts a shot at goal towards the far-post. His chance is blocked and Keita's follow up goes straight into the arms of David Ospina.

24: James is caught by Senegal's Idrissa Gueye and the Real Madrid man wins an indirect free-kick from 30 yards out. The ball lands on Falcao's head from six yards out, his effort goes over the bar but the linesman's flag goes up anyway.

22: Senegal have certainly been the better side attacking wise, however, that penalty shout is the only time they have become a threat in the area; otherwise just a couple loose balls that were collected by Ospina.

18: The referee has reversed his decision and there will be no penalty for Senegal - not this time anyway. Sanchez appeared to make clear contact with the ball as he slid onto the floor into Mane.

17: Penalty to Senegal! Sadio Mane is brought down as he lines up his shot and the decision goes to VAR.

15: Juan Cuadrado is on the floor after a knee in the leg as Colombia gain another free-kick, on the halfway line.

12: Goalkeeper N'Diaye makes a comfortable save from the free-kick, getting down to his right and the resulting corner to Colombia comes to nothing of significance.

11: Radamel Falcao is squashed between two Senegal defenders as the forward attempts to control a ball from their air. Referee awards a direct free-kick from 25 yards out as Cuadrado and James stand above it. 

8: Both teams are currently enjoying good spells of possession but are struggling to make anything of it. Senegal have just won a free-kick by the touchline which will be taken by Keita Balde - David Ospina collects with ease.

4: Nothing of noteworthy cause has occured in this game yet, but just as a reminder, as things stand it will be Senegal and Japan who progress to the knockout stages.

1: Senegal get us underway.

The players are coming out for the national anthems...

Only 15 minutes now until kick-off!

Colombia: Ospina, Arias, Yerry Mina, Sánchez, Mojica, Carlos Sánchez, Uribe, Cuadrado, James, Quintero, Falcao

Senegal: K.Ndiaye, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Sané, Gassama, Gueye, Kouyaté, Sarr, Mané, Niang, Keita Baldé

The team news is out!

Colombia may feel optimistic prior to kick-off as Senegal have conceded three goals from seven shots on target in this tournament so far, a record Aliou Cisse will certainly not be proud of. Although, his men are 15 unbeaten when star player Sadio Mane has scored.

These two nations have never met in a competitive format. Senegal last played Colombia, the only meeting, in 2014 in preparation for that year's World Cup in Brazil. The game did see Colombia winning 1-0 but the Africans fought back to earn a 2-2 draw despite going down to ten men.

Meanwhile, Colombia manager Jose Pekerman spoke to the press as well:  "There are so many situations that can make or break a football team. This is a World Cup. We have to simply forget any quick judgements or prejudices that we might have. "When I choose the starting line-up, I do it taking account of the whole context in which we find ourselves." (BBC)

Senegal's highest profile player is arguably Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, and boss Cisse had this to say ahead of the match: ''A player like Sadio Mane is a player with a lot of expectations and he is one of the players under the spotlight. He can do better, but he was better than against Poland and he needs to do better against Colombia." (BBC)

As for Colombia, they're expected to have a front line which consists of James Rodriguez of Real Madrid, on loan at Bayern Munich last season, Juventus' Juan Cuadrado and AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao - the latter two scoring in their win over Poland. Manager José Pékerman could drop Rodriguez, however, with the attacking midfielder being one yellow card away from a suspension for the round of sixteen fixture, if they make it that far. Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina suffered a slight knock against Poland but it's expected the player will be in the starting eleven for the Senegal game.

Team news for Senegal is this; there are no injuries concerns for manager Aliou Cisse, who is the youngest manager at this summer's World Cup, so may be tempted to field an unchanged line-up against Colombia - however, could also be likely to have a more defensive set-up. A 4-4-2 formation saw the Senegalese beat Poland in their opener, whilst the African nation used a 4-3-3 in the draw to Japan last week.

For many, this group has become the most competitive with three nations still able to qualify, the fourth being Poland who fell out of the competition after losing to Colombia last time out. All that needs to occur for Senegal to qualify is a draw, whereas their opponents sit third in the table so a win is a must for the South American country. Japan play Poland in the other match, a draw for them is enough as long as Senegal can triumph over Colombia.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary for the World Cup matchday three Group H fixture between Senegal and Colombia. I am Ryan White and I'll be building up to kick-off as well as regularly updating you during the game.