Colombia: Ospina finishes third

Ospina comes third in the Copa America
David Ospina in action for Colombia

David Ospina's Colombia started their Copa America Centenario against hosts USA before they faced Paraguay, Costa Rica and Peru. They were knocked out in the semi finals by Chile but finished third after beating the United States in Arizona.      



David Ospina - Colombia


David Ospina
United States 0-1 Colombia
Sunday, June 26, University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona 
David Ospina kept a clean sheet against the USA to help Colombia finish third in the Copa America. Carlos Bacca got the only goal of the game in the 31st minute, before Santiago Arias and Michael Orozco were sent off in added time.




Thursday, June 23, Soldier Field, Chicago
Chile 2-0 Colombia 

David Ospina played the full 90 minutes of Colombia’s 2-0 defeat to Chile in the Copa America semi-finals. Charles Aránguiz opened the scoring after seven minutes with a powerful effort, before Jose Pedro Fuenzalida doubled their advantage four minutes later, after Alexis had hit the post  The second half was postponed for two hours due to thunderstorms. Once play had resumed, Chile held on to their lead to knock Colombia out of the competition.  

 Sunday, June 18, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
Colombia 0-0 Peru (Colombia won 4-2 on penalites) 
David Ospina saved a crucial penalty in Colombia’s shoot-out victory against Peru to secure a place in the semi-finals. The goalkeeper made a number of saves throughout the 120 minutes, most notably a fine stop to tip Christian Ramos’ header over the bar in added time. In front of a sell-out crowd of 79,194 at MetLife Stadium, Ospina kicked out a trailing leg to save Miguel Trauco’s penalty, before Christian Cueva skied his spot kick to send Colombia into the Copa America semi-finals.   

Sunday, June 12, NRG Stadium, Texas 
Colombia 2-3 Costa Rica 

David Ospina did not play in Colombia's 3-2 defeat against Costa Rica. Despite the loss, Colombia finished second in Group A and qualified for the knock-out stages of the tournament.  

Wednesday, June 8, Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Colombia 2-1 Paraguay

David Ospina played the full 90 minutes and made a number of spectacular saves in Colombia’s 2-1 win against Paraguay. Carlos Bacca put the favourites ahead after just 12 minutes, before James Rodriguez doubled their lead on the half-hour mark. Victor Ayala then pulled one back for Paraguay, but Oscar Romero’s late sending off, combined with Ospina's flying one-handed save, allowed Colombia to cruise to their second win in the competition. 

Friday, June 3, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
USA 0-2 Colombia
David Ospina also started as Colombia kicked off the Copa America Centenario with a convincing 2-0 victory over tournament hosts, the United States. Cristian Zapata and James Rodriguez - from the penalty spot - scored to put Colombia in control at half-time. Jurgen Klinsmann's side did come close to scoring in the second half but Ospina saved well from Clint Dempsey.

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