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Colombia líder group after drawing with Brazil

Of the last six matches, this is the third tie between these teams

In the game to define positions in Group D of the Copa América, Colombia and Brazil agreed to a goal. The tie helped the coffee growers stay at the top of the group with seven points.

The first half was filled with a lot of adrenaline and expectation for both teams. Colombia had the first of the game with a free kick taken by James Rodríguez that hit the crossbar.

Brazil did not take long to respond to the New Granadans' attempted attack and in the 12th minute, on a stopped ball, Raphinha took a left footed shot to place the ball in the corner and give the Canarinha a 1-0 lead.

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The coffee growers equalized the score in the 19th minute after a header from Sánchez, however, the goal was disallowed for being in an advanced position.

In added time, the Colombian team tied the game at one goal after an assist from Córdoba against three Brazilian defenders, which Daniel Muños took advantage of to send the ball into the net and go to half-time with the score tied.

The second half of the match was more even. Both teams reorganized on the field to try to create dangerous plays. Colombia had a clear chance in the 84th minute after a cross from Luis Díaz, which left Rafael Santos Borré to define, but he sent the ball over the crossbar.

At the end of the match, Andreas Pereira took a shot that made the Colombian goalkeeper demand. With no more time left, both teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

With the result obtained, Colombia was left as líder group with seven points, followed by Brazil with five. The New Granada natives will face Panama in the quarterfinals, while the Brazilians will face off against Uruguay.

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