- Ospina has done a third top series of World Cup appearances for Colombia (eight)
- He played some-more mins than anyone in a qualifiers, notwithstanding not being a initial choice during Arsenal
- He has now left dual matches but surrender in Russia
By Alejandra Rueda with Colombia
Tension. There is no other word for it. Colombia’s Group H compare with Senegal was in a change from start to finish. However, with conjunction group means to claim their superiority, it was a west Africans who enjoyed a oppulance of meaningful that a 0-0 pull would be adequate to sign their gift for a Round of 16. On a other hand, while it remained goalless, a predestine of Los Cafeteros during a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russiaâ„¢ would count on a outcome between Poland and Japan.
It took until a 74th notation for a deadlock to finally be broken. Yerry Mina leapt to conduct in a usually idea of a game, and with that Colombia snatched a changed sheet to a second turn right out of their opponents’ hands.
Not for a initial time, Mina rose to a arise in Russia. But he was not alone. Throughout a match, and quite in a shutting stages as The Lions of Teranga pulpy for an equaliser, David Ospina was stone plain for Colombia. Two first-half saves had already ensured that his group went into a mangle on even terms. And improved was to come after on, when dual dauntless interventions in dual mins by a goalkeeper had a Samara Arena entertaining in appreciation.
Firstly, Mbaye Niang’s absolute right-footed shot was beaten divided by Ospina in a 77th minute. Then, following a corner, he finished adult restraint a round right on a line after Sadio Mane’s header ricocheted towards idea off a Colombian defender.