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Colombia Ruthless Against Belgium

Second-half goals by goal scoring machine Radamel Falcao and substitute Víctor Ibarbo were enough to seal a 2-0 win for Colombia over Belgium in their friendly match at the Stade Roi Baudouin.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts, Thomas Meunier broke down the right and whipped in a good cross for Christian Benteke, but the Aston Villa striker could only direct his header wide in the fifth minute.

With just over 20 minutes on the clock Chelsea forward Kevin De Bruyne made space and lays on a ball for Tottenham Hotspurs defender Jan Vertonghen, but he smashes his effort way over the Colombia crossbar.

Benteke then had another glorious opportunity to open the scoring with just five minutes left in the first-half, this time the striker got his head to a Maroune Fellaini cross but again his header was off-target.

Five minutes into the second-half and the visitors opened the scoring after creating very little in the first period. Monaco striker Falcao rounding Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Cortois to give Colombia a 1-0 lead with 51 minutes played.

Ibarbo then made it 2-0 just 15 minutes later after having being on the field for only five minutes. The substitute latched on to a headed flick-on, made space for himself and smashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net, leaving Atletico shot-stopper Cortois with absolutely no chance.

Colombia held on and showed a ruthlessness in front of goal as Belgium had the majority of the chances but failed to capitalise, Benteke being the main culprit with the hosts also having a few penalty appeals waved off by Mark Clattenburg.

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