Colombia defeated Nigeria 2-0 in Sao Paulo on
morning to reach the quarterâ€“finals of the
Menâ€™s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, but
the result didnâ€™t matter much to Samson
Siasiaâ€™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.
Â 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 quarterâ€“finals, while the Colombians will
play Group Aâ€™s best team in Sao Paulo.