Brazil World Cup dreams continue and a World Cup Semi Final against Germany beckons. Colombia was fluid and entertaining but not effective enough to break through the Brazilian defense.
Brazil got an early goal through their captain Silva in the 7th minute. It was not pretty but effective.
Colombia counter attacked with vigor but often found the last pass to be missing . Brazil held their lines and defended well in this match.
There was everything to play for in the second half, but a brilliant free kick by David Luiz in the 69th minute ensured Brazil had the protection of a 2-0 lead .
A late penalty by James Rodríguez kept Colombia interested till the last minutes but Brazil held on to win 2-1.