Watch as Brazil edge through against Colombia after an ill-tempered but pulsating quarter final in Fortaleza.
Hosts Brazil have lived to fight another day in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, narrowly clinging on to a 2-1 victory over Colombia in a high-stakes and ill-tempered quarter final in Fortaleza.
Brazil had the perfect start, taking the lead when Thiago Silva tapped home a Neymar corner at the far post inside ten minutes.
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men failed to build on their goal, however, as Colombia clawed their way into the match, despite being curtailed by a number of cynical fouls by the Selecao.
With the referee reluctant to book players, until Thiago Silva fouled David Ospina when he was taking a goal kick, picking up a yellow that rules him out of the semi-final, the game struggled to flow but was a hugely entertaining spectacle.
The crucial moment came when David Luiz stepped up to smash home a dipping, swerving thirty-yard free-kick that proved to be the difference between the teams after James Rodriguez pulled one back from the penalty spot for Colombia.
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