Colombia is going through a complex situation for the classification towards Qatar 2022 and if good football always gives surprises, the last date of the Qualifiers was not positive at all. It was in this context that the rumors about James Rodríguez and Falcao García began. After a journalist announced that there was an argument between two members of the campus, conjectures were unleashed and this week the Colombians put an end to the gossip.
After those led by Reinaldo Rueda were defeated by Peru, the journalist Esteban Jaramillo installed the idea that the two leaders had had a discussion in the locker room. Even so, through social networks they were in charge of denying the rumors and surprised more than one.
Through a publication on Instagram, the Al Rayyan footballer ironically: “Happy birthday, brother. They have been together for many years. May you have many more birthdays and enjoy with your family. Oh another thing, these days we continue with the fight.” And he accompanied the words with a capture of a video call between the two.
Quickly, the former River Plate player joined in mocking those who claimed that there are interns among them and replied: “Brother, thank you very much. Love you very much! We’re going for the second round.”
How was Colombia’s match against Peru?
Gareca and a new miracle! The end of the South American Qualifiers is on fire. The fight for the last places in the Qatar 2022 World Cup is very close and no team wants to leave points along the way. This Friday Colombia and Peru played a true final at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium, where Junior de Barranquilla usually plays the local. Both countries came to this duel being tied with 17 units, so they needed to add three to get into the direct qualifying zone.to. La Blanquirroja got back and rescued an incredible victory, which leaves him well standing for the last three days.
With the support of its people, Colombia came out with everything and put its rival in trouble. With just a minute into the game, Wilmar Barrios pressed up and assisted Radamel Falcao, who took a shot that went a little high. On the other hand, Peru came out more relaxed and tried to slow down the game, although they also had their chance at the start under the feet of Christian Cueva. The dominance of the Cafetero team increased progressively during the first half and they had repeated opportunities to open the scoring. Ricardo Gareca’s approach was visible to all: fall back and wait to have an opportunity against.
The complement continued the trend of the first 45′. Colombia again put the visit in trouble in the first minutes, but they could not end the streak of six games without converting. The match became very short and Peru tried to buy time at every opportunity they had. When they were 25 minutes into the second half, the Venezuelan referee charged Yerry Mina with a penalty for infraction, but the linesman quickly marked the defender offside and Peru was saved from the execution from the 12 steps.
The end of the meeting was not suitable for the faint of heart. In the absence of 15′, Luis Abram tried to clear a ball, but the header inadvertently went towards his goal and Pedro Gallese, one of the stars of the match, picked the ball up from the angle. After this, Colombia continued to punish Peru, which suffered and suffered. The surprise came when they were 40 minutes into the second half: the entered Edison Flores made a historic run to go hand in hand with David Ospina, who gave away the near post and allowed Ricardo Gareca’s team to open the scoring. With one minute left, Carrillo was able to settle the game, but he wasted the chance.
Colombia (17 points), which was much more complicated with two defeats in this double date (Argentina and Peru), needs to beat the eliminated Bolivia and Venezuela and wait for results from other countries.