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Group E 2차전 FIFA World Youth Championship
 
Colombian late show secures progress (0:2)
(FIFA.com) 15 Jun 2005 
 
Goals Scored: GARCIA Radamel (COL) 81' , GUARIN Fredy (COL) 88' 
 
Canada's Nik Leedgerwood (r) and Colombian Cristian Zapata tussle for possession. Toin Damen PRO SHOTS 
 
Colombia showed their ability to eventually break defensive teams down again as they qualified for the knock-out phase of the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 by beating Canada in Group E in Tilburg. 
 
With the match seemingly heading for a draw, the Colombians produced two goals in the closing stages - just as they had against Italy - to deny a brave Canadian side and progress to the second round.
 
Colombia's ecstatic coach Eduardo Lara looked ahead to the next challenges as he said: "It is great to qualify and we have achieved one of our objectives now, but we must take things step by step if we want to reach the final. We must be humble and keep working hard."
 
Going into the game, both coaches opted for changes up front, most notable being Lara's decision to rest Hugo Rodallega for Colombia in favour of Dayro Moreno after his impressive substitute's performance against Italy.
 
As with that match, it was Colombia who posed the greatest threat right from the kick-off. Canada spent most of the first half trying to repel waves of Colombian attacks without looking in any great danger, largely thanks to the reliability of goalkeeper Josh Wagenaar.
 
It was Wagenaar's blunder that cost Canada a very early goal against Syria, but he was looking much more at ease against Colombia, proving the master of all of the many shots that rained in on him in the opening 45 minutes.
 
Colombia certainly weren't afraid of trying their luck from range, but it took them some time to find their accuracy, with Abel Aguilar, Juan Zuniga and Moreno all firing over before Harrison Atalvaro had Wagenaar at full stretch to tip his drive away.
 
Just before the break, Wason Renteria had the vociferous, Colombian-dominated crowd on their feet with an electrifying burst through the Canadian back-line, but after dancing this way and that, Wagenaar was once again equal to the task of keeping it out. Harrison Otalvaro tested the Hartwick College stopper once more before half-time, but still Colombia could not break Canada's resolve.
 
The Canucks had little joy at the other end of the field, though Andrea Lombardo and Ryan Gyaki got in each other's way in a promising position when greater communication might have forced a surprise opening goal against the run of play.
 
Soon after the restart, Gyaki showed the first true glimpse of the talent he had on full display in his four-goal run in the qualifiers, bringing a smart save out of Libis Arenas from a low, raking drive.
 
Colombia's Cristian Marrugo tries to thread a pass through the packed Canadian defence. (PRO SHOTS) Toin Damen 
 
Canucks build defensive wall
Canada looked more equal to the attacking threat from Colombia in the second period and getting as many men behind the ball as possible afforded Wagenaar considerably more protection.
 
Rodallega came off the bench to try to shake things up, but Canada still looked like holding out for a draw until the turning point came with 10 minutes to go. Colombian skipper Abel Aguilar curled a free-kick to test Wagenaar, who did well to palm it onto the post, but substitute Radamel Garcia was the quickest to react to the rebound and he was on hand to tap the ball into the net (0:1, 81').
 
Fredy Guarin then produced another fabulous strike from distance after coming on as a sub - another d?j? vu moment from the Italy victory - and his thundering low shot from 30 yards skidded past the helpless Wagenaar to put the result beyond doubt (0:2, 88').
 
Canada coach Dale Mitchell said: "Colombia are a top team and the best in South America… possibly the best in this tournament. My boys lived with them for 80 minutes and survived, but two pieces of individual skill settled the game. I think we are going to have to beat Italy to progress now, but we'll see."