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Colombia 1-0 Qatar: Zapata scores late winner to book place in last eight at Copa America

Colombia 1-0 Qatar: Crystal Palace target Duvan Zapata scores second goal in two games to book place in last eight at Copa America

  • Group B leaders Colombia are through to the quarter-finals after second victory
  • Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a cross from James Rodriguez
  • Colombia had a goal disallowed for offside and a penalty overturned by VAR

A late goal from Crystal Palace target Duvan Zapata, his second in two games, gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday and ensured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa America.

Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated James Rodriguez cross and break the deadlock in a scrappy but end to end encounter on a chilly night at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium.

The result means Colombia, who beat Argentina 2-0 in their opening match, now have six points and top Group B, with Argentina playing Paraguay later on Wednesday.

A late goal from Duvan Zapata gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday night

Duvan Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated James Rodriguez cross

 Duvan Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated James Rodriguez cross

Qatar have one point after drawing 2-2 with Paraguay on Sunday but could still qualify for the last eight.  

Colombia forward Roger Martinez, left, had an effort ruled out for offside in the first-half

Colombia forward Roger Martinez, left, had an effort ruled out for offside in the first-half

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez rises above the defence to direct a header at goal

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez rises above the defence to direct a header at goal

 

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