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Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Germany vs Colombia, Football match Result: Germany thrash Colombia to enter quarters

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Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, Germany vs Colombia, Football match Result: Germany thrash Colombia to enter quarters
  • It's full time and Germany is on its way to Kolkata for the quarterfinal stage. After a rocky start to the campaign, the Germans have seemingly found their mojo. It did help them that Colombia put in its most error-prone display of the tournament. So much for the Colombians' familiarity with Delhi! Jann-Fiete Arp stood out once again, with two goals and an assist. He is slowly turning out to be one of the stars of this tournament.

  • 19:03 (IST)

    FULL-TIME! Germany 4-0 Colombia

    Incredible performance by Weuck's men to progress to the quarter-finals of the U-17 World Cup. Jan-Fiete Arp was the star man tonight, ripping apart the Colombian defence alongside John Yeboah. Germany never really gave Colombia the chance to find spaces in the second half. A cracking display! 

  • 18:55 (IST)

    We have reached the 90-minute mark. The referee signals for a 4-minute additional time

  • 18:51 (IST)

    87' Germany 4-0 Colombia

    Despite having a healthy lead, Germany have created multiple chances to further humiliate the Colombians. This has been Germany's best performance of the tournament so far. 

  • 82' Germany 4-0 Colombia

    The match has acquired a pale tone now as both sides seem to be waiting for the final whistle. With a 4-0 scoreline in its favour, Germany is playing this at walking pace - conserving energy for the contests ahead. As for the Colombians, it has been a thoroughly disappointing evening. It is not just that they are losing to a better team; it must also hurt them to realise that much of the damage was self-inflicted.

  • 18:37 (IST)

    74' Germany 4-0 Colombia 

    Time for the cooling break. Look at the huge smile on Wueck's face as players gather around him. One thing is certain that Germany have responded well after the shock 4-0 loss to Iran in their second group stage match. Tonight's performance has shown what they are actually capable of. 

  • Arp's consummate finish sums up the evening. He went past Tegue before chipping the ball over the goalie. This match is as good as over. No wonder then that Yeboah and Arp have been taken off in anticipation of the quarters. Horrible display by the Colombians. Germany is rampant.

  • 18:31 (IST)

    GOAL! 65' Germany 4-0 Colombia 

    And it's that man again. Jan-Fiete Arp nets his second goal of the night with a classy flick over Kevin Meier. That's Germany's fourth against a struggling Colombian side, who are yet to trouble the German defence. 

  • 18:23 (IST)

    60' Germany 3-0 Colombia

    Colombia coach Restrepo looks frustrated at the touchline as his side continues to struggle against a strong German defence. 

  • 18:20 (IST)

  • Double substitution for Colombia at half-time. Leandro Campaz replaces the ineffectual forward Deber Caicedo while Fabian Angel replaces left-back Robert Mejia. The shift to a three-man defence, though, spells horror for Colombia as it falls three goals behind. Germany has a breakaway which allows Arp to set Yeboah up for a simple tap-in but the latter takes his time before slamming the ball home. The goal arrived a minute after Arp had missed an easy chance himself. Colombia is collapsing.

  • 18:14 (IST)

    GOAL! 49' Germany 3-0 Colombia 

    And that's probably game over for the Colombians. John Yeboah, who has been excellent on the right flank, scores from a tight angle to extend Germany's lead. Arp bags an assist after squaring the ball unselfishly to Yeboah. 

  • 18:07 (IST)

  • This is Germany’s match to lose. The Germans have already doubled their advantage and it could have been better for them. Christian Wueck’s boys grew stronger as the half progressed and they had plenty of chances. Unfortunately for Colombia, it could not make much headway in attack. Goalkeeper Kevin Mier has been a particular liability. The South Americans’ long passes have also failed to trouble the Germans and it will take something remarkable now to overturn this match.

  • 17:55 (IST)

    PEEP PEEEEEEP! 

    It's half-time! Germany 2-0 Colombia

    The game has been in Die Mannschaft's Junioren's favour so far. The first 45 minutes showed Germany's frontline's ability to breach the impenetrable defences in the world. Arp, Yeboah and Bisseck have been the players to watch out for. Meanwhile, Colombia have struggled to find spaces in the final third. 

  • 17:47 (IST)

    42' Germany 2-0 Colombia 

    Orlando Restrepo’s boys haven’t had much joy in the centre of the pitch with their designated playmaker Yadir Meneses seeing little of the ball. Some of the credit for that goes to Alexander Nitzl and Sahverdi Cetin, who have expertly screened the defence. Colombia’s wayward passing, of course, has not helped matters.

  • Colombia had been living dangerously and the pressure has finally had its say. Cetin’s corner is powered home by defender Yann Bisseck as he towers above his marker. Bisseck seemed to have hurt himself in the process but he’s back on the pitch after receiving treatment. Germany has one foot in the quarters.

  • 17:45 (IST)

    GOAL! 39' Germany 2-0 Colombia

    Yann Bisseck scores a thumping header from inside the box to double Germany's lead in this Round of 16 clash against Colombia. Thomas Gutierrez's leap couldn't save Bisseck from heading towards the goal

  • 17:40 (IST)

    37' Germany 1-0 Colombia

    Nice bit of passing in the middle of the park by Colombia but they are unable to surpass the German defence at the moment. Notably, Germany are playing with a high defensive line which could create a lot of problems for them. 

  • Another defensive mix up allows Yeboah to sneak in but he’s unable to get a shot away. Miscommunication ensured that Mejia and goalie Mier could not decide who was supposed to clear the ball. Colombia has a lucky escape, followed by another when Yeboah cuts in on his left foot to slam the crossbar. Germany is left frustrated as Abouchabaka fluffs the rebound.

  • 17:37 (IST)

    Another chance goes begging for the Germans. Yeboah's clean hit cannons off the bar. 

  • 17:33 (IST)

    30' Germany 1-0 Colombia

    Orlando Restrepo's young guns have been a bit sloppy at the back at times. Penaloza is the only player to have created a couple of chances as we approach the half-hour mark. 

  • Despite going behind, Colombia has not looked very troubled. We have seen some stray efforts without any gilt-edged chance making an appearance for the South Americans. There’s, however, a general sense of incoherence to the proceedings on another hot day in Delhi.

  • 17:27 (IST)

    25' Germany 1-0 Colombia


    Some promising signs staring to come from the Colombians now. Germany have become a bit defensive after netting the opener. Penaloza and Juan Vidal can make the difference up front. 

  • Disastrous start for Colombia. After a few initial sparks, the South Americans fall behind as Jann Fiete-Arp puts the loose ball home. It was clever move from the Germans as Arp won the ball in the air and John Yeboah grabbed the knockdown. His through ball, though, was seemingly wasted by Arp's heavy touch but 'keeper Kevin Mier failed to collect it and the German skipper was left with an easy finish.

  • 17:17 (IST)

    15' Germany 1-0 Colombia

    It's Christian Weuck's side that is making all the noise inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Colombia, on the other hand, lack the finishing touch in the final third. 

  • 17:17 (IST)

    15' Germany 1-0 Colombia

    It's Christian Weuck's side that is making all the noise inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Colombia, on the other hand, lack the finishing touch in the final third. 

  • 17:14 (IST)

  • 17:12 (IST)

    GOAL! 7' Germany 1-0 Colombia 

    Who else? It's Jan-Fiete Arp puts Germany in front with a great finish past the Colombian keeper, who was caught out of position. This was Arp's third goal of the competition. 

  • 17:04 (IST)

    KICK-OFF! 1' Germany 0-0 Colombia

    All eyes will be on Die Mannschaft's Jan-Fiete Arp and Juan Penaloza of Colombia. Both the strikers have shown their class in the three games they have played so far in the competition.

  • 17:01 (IST)

    Both teams are out in the middle and are getting ready for kick-off. Time for the national anthem!  

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Colombia vs Germany - Preview

    It's going to be a cracker of a game as both the teams have exceptionally well so far in the competition. Germany were shocked by Iran in their second group match but they bounced back with a 3-1 win over Guinea. Meanwhile, Colombia thwarted USA in their final game to seal a place in the Round of 16.

  • 16:44 (IST)

  • 16:37 (IST)

  • 15:47 (IST)

    Very warm welcome to every body joining Firstpost's liveblog of Germany vs Colombia in the first Round of 16 tie. After a day's break the football action resumes as two formidable sides face off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. 

    Both the side have recorded two wins, one defeat and scored five times in the first round, showing how little there is between the sides. Their only other encounter at this level, at the 2007 edition in Korea Republic, was equally tight, ending in a 3-3 draw. 

    We are in for a contest that promises to be a close one. Stay tuned for all the updates, scores and much more.

New Delhi: Group A runners-up Colombia are all set to take on their Group C counterparts Germany in a round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Monday.

Both teams qualified for the knock-out stage with two wins and one loss. They also shared the same number of goals in the group stages. But in the upcoming game, both teams would like to give that extra which could helped them to advance in the prestigious meet.

File image of Germany U-17 pose for a group picture. Getty Images

File image of Germany U-17 pose for a group picture. Getty Images

Colombia lost to Ghana but later clinched consecutive victories against India and the US to seal a berth in the knock-out stages.

Germany, on the other hand, defeated Costa Rica and Guinea while losing to Iran in the Group stages to qualify for the second round.

For Colombia, all eyes will again be on promising star Juan Penaloza, who contributed handsomely in the group games. Apart from the brace against India, Penaloza also played a critical role in the match against the United States, scoring an important goal and an assist in their must-win tie.

Colombia's coach Orlando Restrepo admitted that the change in the strategy helped them to overpower the United States and they would like to do the same when they face European powerhouse Germany.

"We have been following a competitive strategy. In case of United States, we applied different strategy and that came out good for us and same we will be going to do in the second match," Restrepo told reporters ahead of the match against Germany.

"We played with different strategy. For example, we played with the United States 3-4-1 and now in the upcoming match we have some different strategy which can be more effective. Apart from this, our concentration is on keeping the ball possession," he added.

Germany, who entered the knockout stage defeating Guinea 3-1 and yet to display their game, would be aiming to correct their mistakes. And with no margin for error in the knockout phase, Die Mannschaft will be hoping to make every opportunity count in the upcoming game.

Their coach Christian Wueck also asserted that his wards were upbeat and will give a close fight to Colombia.

"Colombia played a very good World Championship, they are in a very close (tight) group against teams India, the US and Ghana. We think we will have a very close game tomorrow," Wueck told reporters during the pre-match press conference.

"Colombia has very fast player, very strong players," the 44-year-old added.

With inputs from IANS


Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 19:05 PM

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