Liga MX in the Copa América: Colombia, Game 2

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the Copa América are with the Mexican national team, there are 15 other Mexico-based players participating in Chile. They’re representing Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

colombia flagColombia – Group C

Colombia shocked Brazil with a 1-0 win in their second game of the Copa América, which ties them on points with the Brazilians. Neither of Colombia’s Liga MX-based players started this match, but Alexander Mejía of Monterrey came on as a sub in the 80th minute.

The win, Colombia’s first against Brazil since 1991, came courtesy of a goal by Jeison Murillo in the 36th minute. Juan Cuadrado’s free kick from the right reached Murillo amid some confusion in the box, and the defender swept the ball past Jefferson to give his team the lead.

Cuadrado nearly added a second goal for Colombia after a great run, but his shot ended up just wide. On the other end, Roberto Firmino skied the ball over the crossbar after a mistake by David Ospina.

This game, much like their World Cup quaterfinal meeting last year, was a testy affair, finishing with 39 fouls. The tension came to a head after the final whistle, with Neymar appearing to headbutt Murillo, which kicked off a brawl between the two sides. Neymar and Carlos Bacca were both red-carded, which means they will sit out the final group stage game with a suspension.

Monterrey’s Edwin Cardona did not play in this game.

Group C Table:

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Venezuela 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
Brazil 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Colombia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Peru 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

Next Game: vs Peru – Sunday, June 21st – 3:00 PM – BeIN Sports / BeIN Español

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