Colombia was able to continue its surprise run in the tournament when Catalina Usme scored the lone goal in the 51st minute, scoring off a cross. It was the first and only goal that Jamaica conceded in the tournament.
Here are the highlights!
90′ + 6′: One last stop
Jamaica put on a full press in the final minutes, making Colombia sweat to hold on to its lead. Colombia answered the call as Catalina Pérez made her way to the ball on Jamaica’s final cross of the game.
86′: Colombia just misses again
Minutes after Jamaica had a header that went just wide of the goal, Colombia’s Leicy Santos‘ header looked like it would’ve gone in off a cross, but it hit the post.
82′: A near equalizer for Jamaica
Jamaica was so close to getting on the board to even the match in the 82nd minute. Drew Spence got her head on a cross sent to the middle of the box, but the ball went just wide of the left post to help keep Colombia’s lead intact.
65′: Caicedo close to adding to Colombia’s lead
Linda Caicedo had room to operate along the left side of the box, creating space as she entered to fire a shot off. But the shot went high and wide.
51′: Colombia goes up 1-0!
It was the first goal Jamaica conceded in the tournament.
Halftime: Match locked in a scoreless tie
There weren’t many scoring opportunities in the first half, but Colombia was able to get more shots off. It registered seven total shots with two on goal, adding in four corner kicks. Jamaica, meanwhile, only registered two total shots in the first half.
45′ + 2′: Colombia miscommunication almost leads to goal
Catalina Pérez was unsure whether to step up and get the ball, almost leaving her in no man’s land before the ball was booted out of play for a corner.
41′: First yellow
27′: Taking it in her own hands
Jamaica goalie Becky Spencer went up in the box to catch a Colombian cross early on to keep the game scoreless.
13′: Crafty play
Caicedo showed off her dribbling skills early on as she tried to make magic happen in the corner of the attacking end.
The last day of the round of 16 is underway!
Setting the stage
The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the match live on social media ahead of kickoff.
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