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World Cup: Colombia annihilates Poland in 3-0 win

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World Cup: Colombia annihilates Poland in 3-0 win

World Cup: Colombia annihilates Poland in 3-0 win
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Poland are out of the World Cup after a 3-0 win by Colombia.

Radamel Falcao and Juan Fernando Quintero had chances to double their lead but blazed both opportunities over the bar.

A ball over the top fell to Robert Lewandowski but David Ospina saved with his body to deny the Bayern Munich man.

Radamel Falcao doubled Colombia's lead as he timed his run perfectly and scored with a smart finish.

Juan Cuadrado then made it three goals.

A corner was played in and Grzegorz Krychowiak had the chance for a consolation, but David Ospina blocked him.

Five takeaways from the match:

Colombia fans contribute to a memorable win

After suffering defeat to Japan, it was a superb South American feeling as Colombia beat Poland. Their fans helped them, as it makes for an exciting final group stage fixture with Senegal.

Poor Poland

Poland had offered nothing going forward and David Ospina was only tested twice, with Ospina not having much to do to save the two efforts. Captain Lewandowski had two chances, along with Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Isolated Robert Lewandowski

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski made efforts to get his side out of trouble, as he tested David Ospina twice but overall, there was minimal service.

Bringing 2014 back to 2018

Colombia put a performance in that we were accustomed to during the 2014 World Cup. Two calm finishes on the end of two superb passing moves.

James Rodriguez shows his importance

James Rodriguez assisted his team on his return and added much more creativity to his side.