Matches

30/08/2007102 - WeatherCloudy
2:1 (0:0)
  • Sheriff ISA (78')
  • Yakubu ALFA (83')
  • Santiago TRELLEZ (62')

Summary

Nigeria battle back from behind

Trailing to a solid Colombia side in their Round of 16 tie, Nigeria showed great inner strength to emerge 2-1 winners and take their place in the quarter-finals.

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Line-ups

12
1
4
2
5
3
7
5
8
6
9
7
10
9
11
14
13
15
16
16
20
17

Substitute(s)

1
12
21
21
2
4
3
8
6
10
14
11
15
13
17
18
18
19
19
20

Coaches

Yemi TELLA (NGA)
(COL) Eduardo LARA LOZANO

Officials

Referee: Ivan BEBEK (CRO)Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav PETROVIC (CRO)Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav SETKA (CRO)Fourth official: Min Hu LEE (KOR)

Statistics

15Shots7
6Corner kicks4
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia
  • Nigeria - Colombia

Yemi Tella (NGA), Nigeria coach
"I'm delighted with this victory but not surprised. When they opened the scoring, I thought we were going to win 3-1. That's why I sent on two forwards. In the end, we only scored two goals but we proved our worth once again."