Sunday, October 14, 2012

Falcao scores two, Colombia beats Paraguay 2-0

Associated Press Sports

updated 10:13 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2012

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) -Radamel Falcao scored two second-half goals as Colombia defeated Paraguay 2-0 on Friday in South American World Cup qualifying.

The Atletico de Madrid forward scored in the 52nd minute and added another in the 88th.

The victory improved Colombia to 16 points in eight matches - among the leaders in the qualifying group - and left Paraguay with only four points from five matches, the worst record among the nine teams.

Paraguay has qualified for the last four World Cups and reached the quarterfinals in 2010 at South Africa.

Falcao's two goals were very similar. Both times he cut in from the right side and struck a perfectly-timed left-footed shot into the net.

Colombia had at least six chances to put the match away before Falcao got his second goal.

"Paraguay was tough to break down," Falcao said. "We had to really fight to get the job done."

? 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More news
PST: US finds hero in win over Antigua

Not even the most ardent Eddie Johnson fan would have predicted he would be the man to pull the U.S. national team back from its World Cup qualifying ledge. But he scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda.

Source: Talk Like a Pirate Day raiders Demi Lovato iOS 6 Features big brother 49ers

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.