Lewandowski's World Cup tweet to Rodriguez previous year spectacularly backfires

Lynette Rowe
June 25, 2018

"We already turned the page on Japan, we cannot stay in regret - unfortunately it was lost, but we know that we have two games ahead that can give us the option of advancing in the World Cup".

Falcao missed the tournament in Brazil with a knee injury and had to wait until arriving in Russian Federation to score his first World Cup goal.

Colombia's opening goal in the 40th minute forced Poland to be more offensive, and it ended up providing more space for the free-flowing Latin Americans.

Four years after Radamel Falcao was supposed to lead Colombia at the World Cup, he's doing just that.

Influential defender Glik missed Poland's opening match against Senegal due to a shoulder injury.

But, as Colombia tore Poland apart on Sunday evening, he finally got the goal he desperately wanted.

In a match destined to see the loser sent home after the group stages, Colombia overcame a nervous start against Adam Nawalka's men to move up to third place in Group H, one point behind Japan and Senegal.

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Quintero played creator in the 70th minute and Falcao turned the last defender before stroking the ball past Szczesny with the outside of his boot for his first World Cup strike.

With two losses after two games, Poland has zero points.

Bayern Munich star James then found Juan Cuadrado late on, wrapping up a comfortable win for Colombia and leaving Nawalka with hard questions to answer. Juan Fernando Quintero's inch-perfect pass played in the striker, who steered a low shot past Wojciech Szczesny with the outside of his right foot.

Poland threatened again, but when Lewandowski got his head to a cross into the area he was marked by both Mina and Davinson Sanchez.

Colombia's Yerry Mina scored the goal for Colombia in the do-or-die match against Poland. "The team played as a unit in all its segments and the football emerged from this unity".

Victory against Panama on the weekend will ensure England's progress to the last-16 of the World Cup. As a team, the Colombians' movement was often devastating.

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