Brazil traveled across South America yesterday evening to play Colombia in the searing heat of Barranquilla.
Having already booked their place at next summers World Cup finals winning the CONMEBOL group they had nothing to play for.
That didn’t stop Neymar laying off a brilliant ball for Willian to do this:
Thiago Silva's pass to Neymar right before the assist to Willian was excellent.
Overall, a GOLAÇO. pic.twitter.com/WM2gBR4Eoz
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) September 6, 2017
The Chelsea man scored an absolute stunning 20 yard volley past Colombia’s David Ospina putting it where no goalkeeper in the world would save it.
Colombia equalized in the second half through former blues’ front man Radamel Falcao, he rose to meet a cross from the right and glanced a powerful header down into the net.
The match ended 1-1 with both teams taking a share of the points.
— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) September 5, 2017
Willian told reporters after the match:
“Both the result and the performance were good and we deserve congratulations. We created chances but it is difficult to play here.”
Asked about the conditions, he added:
“It’s been a while since I’ve played at this time in a hot place like Colombia.”
“We play in Europe at this time, but it’s very different. It’s very hot here. In Europe it gets cold, and more calm. We created some chances, but it’s difficult to play here, a difficult pitch, the field is dry, the ball bounced a lot.”