Colombia defeated Nigeria 2-0 in Sao Paulo on Wednesday night/Thursday morning to reach the quarter–finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, but the result didn’t matter much to Samson Siasia’s men who already had booked a place in the quarter-final prior to kick off.
In just four minutes into the match, Captain of the Colombian team, Teofilo Gutierrez netted the first goal following a haphazard and unmethodical play by the Nigerian side.
Pabon scored for the South Americans in the 62nd minute to gain all three points for the South American nation who have now finished second on five points behind Nigeria on six.
Nigeria had to play with ten men for the last eight minutes of the game as the highest goalscorer of the dream team Oghenekaro Etebo picked up an injury.
Nigeria will play the second placed team in Group A in Salvador in the quarter–finals, while the Colombians will play Group A’s best team in Sao Paulo.