Borre stunner gives Colombia 2-1 win over Japan in football friendly | Football News

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NEW DELHI: Colombian striker Rafael Borre came up with a stunning acrobatic overhead strike to lead his side to a come from behind 2-1 win over Japan in a friendly game in Osaka on Tuesday.
Japan got into an early lead through Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma in the third-minute of the game with a towering header but Aston Villa teenager Jhon Duran made it 1-1 for Colombia inside the first half.
But the goal of the day came just over the 60-minute mark when Eintracht Frankfurt striker Borre scored the winner with an acrobatic strike, launching himself into a right-footed scorcher that went past Japan goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt.
Colombia went into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with South Korea in Seoul last week, while Japan drew 1-1 with Uruguay in Tokyo.
Mitoma has been in scintillating form since joining Brighton last summer and he gave Japan the perfect start when he rose to thump Hidemasa Morita’s cross past Colombia goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.


Colombia saw little of the ball in the first half but they equalised in the 33rd minute when Deiver Machado raided down the left before cutting the ball back for Duran to sweep home.
Japan’s Takuma Nishimura, who scored against Uruguay on Friday, fired a shot just wide as the home side attempted to strike back before half-time.
Colombia showed more attacking intent after the break and Jorge Carrascal almost scored with a deflected shot that looped up and over the crossbar.
Borre showed him how it was done just minutes later, and Colombia held on to their lead when Vargas kept out Japan striker Ayase Ueda’s header with a point-blank save.
(With AFP inputs)

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