Colombia vs Japan 1-2 Highlights 19 June 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Japan beat 10-man Colombia to lay down a significant marker in their World Cup opener.

Also sitting in a group with Poland and Senegal, a win against the South Americans is a huge - and perhaps unexpected - boost in their first Group H game.

A frantic start to the game saw Colombia's Carlos Sanchez sent off after handling Shinji Kagawa's shot, making the midfielder the second-fastest sending-off in World Cup history.

Kagawa duly slotted home the subsequent penalty.

Japan came out with renewed purpose in the second half and finally started looking like a team with a one-man advantage, forcing Ospina into two strong saves inside the opening 10 minutes.

The Samurai Blue finally established the lead from a set-piece. Seconds after missing a sitter, Kagawa whips in the subsequent corner and Oskako beats Ospina with a header via the inside of the far post for a huge win.

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