by Lewis Ambrose

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina played the whole 90 minutes in the early hours of Thursday as his Colombian side triumphed over Brazil in the Copa América.

Colombia lost their opening group game to Venezuela but a 1-0 win against Brazil puts them back in contention to qualify for the knockout stages.

The narrow win was well-deserved and came courtesy of a Jeison Murillo goal in the 36th minute.


David Ospina himself had a slightly mixed night in goal for Colombia, making a terrific double save (below) from Neymar.

The goalkeeper wasn’t called upon much but kept his side in front by preventing the Barcelona forward.

The second half brought a slightly more concerning scene for Ospina, who is under threat at Arsenal with the club interested in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

A bad pass back to the goalkeeper was met with nerves and Brazilian Roberto Firmino should have capitalised, but put his effort over the bar.

Colombia did manage to hold on before the game descended into chaos and saw red cards for Neymar and Carlos Bacca in the final minutes.

The result puts Colombia level in the group with Brazil – after two games both sides have three points and the same goal difference.

David Ospina’s final group game sees Colombia face Peru at 20:00 BST on Sunday.