Football: Colombia bounce back to defeat Japan 2-1 in friendly


Colombia came back to beat Japan 2-1 in an international football friendly Tuesday thanks to a spectacular bicycle-kick winner from Rafael Borre in the 61st minute at Osaka’s Yodoko Sakura Stadium.

Brighton star Kaoru Mitoma gave Japan an early lead with his own highlight-reel goal before Jhon Duran’s equalizer saw the teams head into halftime knotted 1-1.

The entertaining clash pitted a Japan squad introducing new faces to the group who reached the World Cup last-16 against a Colombia rebuilding under new Argentine manager Nestor Lorenzo following their failure to qualify for Qatar 2022.


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