Colombia 3-1 Haiti: Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado nets as Jose Pekerman’s side end Copa America preparation with a win
- Juan Cuadrado and Roger Martinez scored second-half goals for Colombia
- Daryo Moreno had given Jose Pekerman’s side the lead in first-half
- Colombia play in opening game of Copa America against hosts USA
Colombia finished their Copa America preparations by beating minnows Haiti in a warm-up friendly on Sunday night.
The World Cup quarter-finalists were without Radamel Falcao, who will miss the tournament through injury, and James Rodriguez, who was with Real Madrid for Saturday’s Champions League win over Atletico.
Coach Jose Pekerman looked to youth for the game in Miami, handing a start to 19-year-old Marlos Moreno and introduced Roger Martinez, 21, as a second-half substitute.
Juan Cuadrado scored in Colombia’s 3-1 win over Haiti and celebrated the win by posting this photo on Twitter
The Juventus winger scored the second goal of the game for Colombia which gave them a second-half lead
Dayro Moreno put Colombia ahead after 14 minutes with an acrobatic volley but Haiti leveled 20 minutes later when Wilde-Donald Guerrier bulleted home a header.
Haiti’s hopes of a win faded when Max Hilaire picked up a second yellow card six minutes before half time.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado chipped home Colombia’s second after 54 minutes and Martinez marked his debut with the third with 20 minutes remaining.
Colombia face hosts USA in the opening match of the tournament on Friday.
Colombia’s Guillermo Celis and Dayro Moreno hug Roger Martinez after he scored Colombia’s third goal
Haiti’s Donald Guerrier celebrates with Kervens Belfort after scoring a first-half equaliser