This Thursday the historic victory of the Colombian National Team against Brazil was experienced for the fifth round of the South American Qualifiers, and Néstor Lorenzo’s team increased its undefeated record to 13 games (8 wins, 5 draws and 0 losses) as Technical Director of the team national.
Given this great victory for Colombia at the Metropolitano de Barranquilla, we must highlight the changes that occurred in the second half, which in the end were decisive for the score and the good performance that was experienced in the 90 minutes.
Néstor Lorenzo’s changes against Brazil.
Luis Sinisterra by Mateus Uribe: With this change, Lorenzo risked losing a lot of prominence in the midfield in exchange for increasing offensive volume. The 24-year-old winger came on for the second half and was effective in Colombia’s attack on the right side. Being a headache for Renan Lodi with his continuous overflowing.
Cristián Borja by Deiver Machado: The Braga full-back made his debut in the Qualifiers with Lorenzo in the best way. He playing a determining role in the attack on the left sector along with Luis Díaz, without obviously leaving his defensive duties. Borja turned out to assist Colombia’s first goal in the 75th minute.
Richard Ríos by Jorge Carrascal: The Palmeiras midfielder also turned out to be a very important piece for the National Team’s first victory against Brazil in the Qualifiers. The 23-year-old player entered the 74th minute of play and began to play in the midfield that was being congested by the Brazilians. In addition, Ríos previously participated in Colombia’s two goals.
Jhon Córdoba by Rafael Santos Borré: After Borré’s lackluster offensive performance, the Werder Bremen player was replaced by the Krasnodar striker, who also made his debut in the Qualifiers this Thursday. Córdoba entered the field in the 68th minute with a clear attitude of seeking his goal, a factor that gradually gained importance for Lorenzo’s team. His entry was crucial, as minutes later the team achieved equality and then the lead.
Jefferson Lerma by Kevin Castaño: The midfielder entered in the 83rd minute to hold the score, Lerma being a player characterized by his defensive skills in the midfield. The Crystal Palace player returned to play with Colombia after missing the last double date against Uruguay and Ecuador.
A victory that, in addition to the goals from Luis Díaz, was also important because of the changes that Lorenzo made during the second half. Now Colombia seeks to wait for the necessary changes to get ahead on the scoreboard against Paraguay this coming Tuesday, November 21.