Colombia Dominates Greece, Wins 3-0 In World Cup Opener


ColumbiaThe result was never in doubt for Los Cafeteros on Saturday.

Colombia set the tone in their opening game against Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a goal just five minutes into the action, then added two more scores to cruise to a 3-0 win.

Defender Pablo Armero started the scoring at the five-minute mark when his strike from close range deflected off the leg of a Greek defender and rolled past goaltender Orestis Karnezis to put Colombia up 1-0.

The Colombians were held scoreless for the remainder of the half but came out strong in the second frame, getting a goal from striker Teófilo Gutiérrez at the 58-minute mark when he knocked in a cross just outside of the goal mouth.

With the game securely in hand as time wound down, Colombia added a third goal during stoppage time. In the 93rd minute, midfielder James Rodriguez took a nice back-heel feed from Juan Guillermo and buried a left-footed shot from the top of the box.

Colombia’s convincing win gives it a crucial early lead in Group C, while Greece’s setback leaves a tough road ahead. Ivory Coast and Japan, the other two squads in the group, square off later on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

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