Luis Diaz: Liverpool Ace Leaves Defender for Dead with Sublime Skill in Colombia Win

Luis Diaz: Liverpool Ace Leaves Defender for Dead with Sublime Skill in Colombia Win

Rene Otinga
updated at March 23, 2024 at 1:29 PM
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  • Luis Diaz was crucial for Colombia as they beat Spain 1-0 on Friday
  • The Liverpool star embarrassed a defender with a sublime skill
  • He then delivered the all-important cross for Daniel Munoz to score

Luis Diaz had an impressive outing for his nation Colombia as he emerged with a crucial assist as his nation beat Spain on Friday, March 22 in a club friendly.

Daniel Munoz scored the only goal of the game on a historic night for Colombia, who secured their first-ever win over the 2010 World Champions.

Luis Diaz provided an assist as Colombia beat Spain
Luis Diaz the international friendly match between Spain and Colombia at London Stadium on March 22, 2024 in London, England. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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After a goalless first half, the South American nation broke the deadlock in the 61st minute, with their goal coming from Diaz’s good work down the left flank.

Diaz leaves defender for dead

The 27-year-old got the better of Daniel Vivian with pace, before dancing past the Athletic Bilbao defender to deliver a cross.

Munoz ran onto the ball in the back post and unleashed a volley past David Raya to send Colombia fans at the London Stadium into celebrations.

It was a trademark run down the flank for Diaz, who is developing a notorious knack of beating defenders using ‘filthy’ skills.

Spain’s take rare stumble

The win was nothing less than what Colombia deserved as they showed more tenacity against a fairly tame Spain team on Friday night, per the Guardian.

This was La Roja’s first defeat in eight games as Luis de la Fuente’s side only managed three shots on target in 11 attempts.

For Nestor Lorenzo's side, the resurgence continues as they remain unbeaten in all competitions since losing to Argentina at the Qatar World Cup. Their unbeaten streak has now spanned to 20 matches.

What next for Colombia?

Colombia will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run when they take on Romania in Madrid on Tuesday, March 26.

A win would go a long way in boosting their confidence as they anticipate the Copa America, which kicks off on June 20.

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