New Delhi: Germany stormed into the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 quarter-finals on Monday with a 4-0 drubbing of Colombia in New Delhi. Jann Fiete Arp scored twice, along with goals from Yann Bisseck and John Yeboah.
The Germans took the lead in fortuitous circumstances just seven minutes after the start. Colombia goalkeeper Kevin Mier was unable to collect a loose ball at the feet of Arp and the Germany captain took advantage by neatly finishing from a tight angle.
Though Colombia pressed forward, every German attack had more potency as the opening half wore on. Yeboah had several chances to find the score-sheet, with his best opportunity cannoning off the crossbar in the 34 minute. The Europeans would not be denied, though, as Bisseck rose to head home Sahverdi Cetin’s corner from the left to hand a two-goal lead to Germany at the break.
They then sealed their passage to the last eight with another two after the restart. Yeboah converted an Arp pass in the Colombia box on 49 minutes before the captain scored his second of the match to secure a four-goal victory. The only blemish was a yellow card to winger Dennis Jastrzembski that rules him out of Sunday’s quarter-final through suspension.