Carlos SĂĄnchez clinches MasterCard Man of the Match award

Carlos SĂĄnchez has scooped the MasterCard Man of the Match award for his exploits in Colombia’s 1-0 win over Brazil on Wednesday.

The Aston Villa midfielder was tireless in the centre of the park, with his defensive efforts key in holding Dunga’s men scoreless for the frst time in 11 games.

Jeison Murillo scored the only goal of the game in the first half, after Juan Cuadrado’s free kick could not be cleared by the Samba Boys defence.

Brazil missed two great chances to draw level through Neymar and Roberto Firmino during a typically feisty encounter between the Conmebol rivals.

Frustrations eventually reached boiling point as Neymar and Carlos Bacca both recieved red cards after the final whistle.

Colombia and Brazil now both have three points along with Venezuela, though La Vinotinto have played one game less.


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