We told you this feature would be sporadic.
So…not a great start for David Ospina’s Colombia in their opening Group C game. Heavily fancied to overcome minnows Venezuela last night, they properly bollixed things up and lost 1-0 in Rancagua thanks to José Salomón Rondón’s 60th minute header.
Our man between the sticks didn’t exactly cover himself in glory for the goal. Rather than dive for the ball, he did that thing where he sort of runs after it before throwing himself in slow-motion. Ultimately his efforts were in vain.
Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman started the likes of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado, but his side looked pretty toothless throughout. They also had Villa’s Carlos Sanchez playing for them; a footballing suicide note if ever there was one.
In the same group Neymar inspired Brazil to a 2-1 win against Peru. The Barcelona striker cancelled out Christian Cueva’s third minute opener and then set-up Douglas Costa for a stoppage time winner.