The Colombian national team debuted in qualifying with an important win against Venezuela. The Metropolitano de Barranquilla served as a fortress for the players under Néstor Lorenzo, who knew how to act forcefully in the few actions that were available to them to advance on the scoreboard. Among the figures of the game against Venezuela, Luis Díaz was one of the most qualified players, who also made a beautiful move in which he humiliated two of his rivals.
The Guajiro was undoubtedly one of the best that Lorenzo showed on the field. In the first half, his overflow was one of the attacks he tried most often and he managed to break through against a closed “Vinotinto” team. In addition, the poor positioning of some players hurt him, so he often found himself playing alone against his rivals. The action we will see below is an example.
Luis Díaz and his humiliation of two Venezuelan players
In the first half, Díaz had Deiver Machado on his wing, who didn’t have much confidence coming out; and Jhon Arias as a midfielder. Because of their qualities, the three clashed or did not fully understand each other. Because of this, Díaz had a ball alone in the corner before the end of the first half. There the Liverpool player had to fight against two defenders and without any help.
There were very few exit routes. That’s when the former junior’s ingenuity came to the fore and allowed the entire stadium to grow. He took the ball to the corner, where he was faced with two rivals. He dribbled with one, collected it and when both were uncomfortable, Díaz came into the middle. Although the athlete ended up on the ground, the ball remained with Colombia and later ended in a move that was parried by the opposing goalkeeper.
Although Luis Díaz’s action could not be carried out, it went around the world. The move was echoed in Liverpool and earned praise from fans who remain in love with the Colombian and his great moment of form. Chile will be Colombia’s new rival. The “Austral” team is fresh off a defeat and it will be a golden opportunity for the Colombian to shine against a club that desperately needs it.