#‎Rio2016‬ Olympics: Nigeria 0-2 Colombia (As it happened, minute by minute)


Colombia defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the men’s football event at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday night.

Nigeria U23 team
Despite the defeat, Nigeria goes through to the knockout phase of the Olympics as group winners as Colombia picks second spot. 
Nigeria put up a poor showing against Colombia and deserved to lose.
Japan and Sweden are going home.
90’+3 – The final whistle sounds.
90′ – 3 minutes added time.
88′ – Nigeria having plenty of possession, but can’t convert to goal.
86′ – Nigeria will finish the game with 10 players their substitutions have been exhausted
86′ – SUBSTITUTION. Colombia’s Deiver Machado (in) comes off the bench to replace Dorlan Pabon (out)
83′ – Etebo is injured and is being stretched off
82′ – Game held up for medics to attend to injured Etebo
80′ – Free-kick to Nigeria near the dangerous zone of the Colombians following a foul on Ezekiel
80′ – SUBSTITUTION. Nigeria make their final change. Stanley Amuzie (in) comes off the bench to replace Kingsley Madu (out)
78′ – SUBSTITUTION. Colombia’s Sebastian Perez (in) comes off the bench to replace Wilmar Barrios (out)
77′ – Colombia attack again but it is offside
74′ – Big miss by Colombia! Preciano shoots wide after beating Akpeyi in the Nigerian box.
72′ – SUBSTITUTION. Colombia make their first change, Jefferson Lerma on for Kevin Balanta
70′ – Double SUBSTITUTION for Nigeria. Imoh EZEKIEL (in) comes off the bench to replace Aminu UMAR (out) (Nigeria). Usman MUHAMMED (in) comes off the bench to replace Popoola SALIU (out) (Nigeria)
69′ – Yellow card. Colombia’s Kevin Balanta is booked.
67′ – Mikel tries to drive Nigeria forward through the middle, but he is easily tackled by Roa after skipping past one defender
65′ – Nigeria gradually losing grip of this game.
63′ – GOAL!!! Colombia’s Dorlan Pabon successfully converts the penalty!
62′ – PENALTY to Colombia. Daniel Akpeyi fouls Harold Preciado in the penalty area.
61′ – Yellow Card for Nigeria’s Daniel Akpeyi
58′ – Cristian races through down the left with only Sadiq Umar to keep him company and he finally gets a shot away, but Akpeyi makes a save
56′ – Eteeeeebo! Unlucky!! He fizzes Mikel Obi’s pass into his feet inside the box, takes a lovely touch past the defender. He just can’t get enough purchase on his strike though, which is eventually screwed into the hands of goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla .
55′ – CHANCE! Three Nigeria players miss a chance from close-range
54′ – Colombia getting plenty of their men forward
53′ – YELLOW CARD. Nigeria’s Okechukwu Azubuike is cautioned for a tackle from behind.
50′ – The corner kick is cleared easily by the Colombian defence.
48′ – Nigeria win a corner, in the end Etebo is flagged offside
46′ – Nigeria restart the game
46′ – The second half kicks off.
Half Time
45+1′ – The referee brings the first half to an end.
43′ – William EKONG (Nigeria) is yellow carded for a late tackle around his own penalty area, free kick Colombia.
40′ – Goal kick to Nigeria as another Colombia attack breaks down
38′ – Ekong fouls in his half, free kick to Colombia
36′ – Akpeyi makes an easy save
31 – Goalkeeper Bonilla blocks Etebo’s free kick for a throw-in still in Colombia half
28′ – Etebo flashes his shot wide from inside the box after he was set up by Sadiq
27′ – Nigeria yet to get a shot on target
24′ – Dorlan Pabon with a good chance to double Colombia’s lead but couldn’t put the ball in the net after Akpeyi came rushing out of his goal
22′ – Nigeria force another corner as they attack in search of an equaliser
20′ – Incredible save by Akpeyi off a close range header
19′ – Colombia continue to navigate Nigeria defence
16′ – Nigeria on the attack again
13′ – Colombia striker shoots at goal of Nigeria more in hope than any other thing and it is off target
11′ – Free-kick to Colombia following a foul by Seth
4′ – Captain Teofilo Guiterrez fires past Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi
4′ – Goooooal: Colombia take the lead, skipper Teofilo Gutierrez
3′ – free-kick to Nigeria close to the corner flag
1′ – the match kicks off in Sao Paulo
– The match kicks off at 11pm (Nigerian time)
Nigeria Line-Up
Daniel Akpeyi (GK) Sincere Seth William Troost-Ekong Kingsley Madu Aminu Umar Oghenekaro Etebo Azubuike Okechukwu Mikel Obi (C) Popoola Saliu Sadiq Umar Ndifreke Udo
Subs:
Emmanuel Daniel (GK) Abdullahi Shehu Saturday Erimuya Imoh Ezekiel Junior Ajayi Stanley Amuzie Usman Mohammed
Colombia Line Up:
Cristian Bonilla (GK) William Tesillo Deivy Balanta Dorlan Pabon Teofilo Gutierrez (C) Harold Preciado Andres Roa Helibelton Palacios Wilmar Barrios Kevin Balanta Cristian Borja
SUBS:
Luis Hurtado (GK) Deiver Machado Jefferson Lerma Arley Rodriguez Miguel Borja Sebastian Perez
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