David Ospina could breathe a sigh of relief after the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his first appearance since his Champions League nightmare against Olympiacos.

On Thursday, the goalkeeper lined up against Peru and saw his Colombia side ease to a 2-0 victory. Goals from Two Gutierrez and Edwin Cardona meant Colombia won the first game of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Elsewhere on Thursday, Alex Iwobi made his debut for Nigeria. A 2-0 loss to DR Congo was disappointing, but the teenager took to Twitter after the game to express his pride.

It’s been quite the week for Iwobi, who signed a long-term deal with the Gunners just a few days ago.

Joel Campbell was also on the wrong side of a scoreline, with South Africa scoring the only goal in their game against Costa Rica.

Wojciech Szczesny was an unused substitute in Poland’s 2-2 draw with Scotland in the same European Championships qualifying group that saw Mesut Özil’s Germany humbled by the Republic of Ireland.

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