Nov 14, 2013 at 8pm UK
Belgium
0-2
Colombia
 
FT(HT: 0-0)
Falcao (51'), Ibarbo (66')
Arias (79')

Result: Colombia see off Belgium

Colombia beat Belgium 2-0 in their friendly, thanks to second-half goals from Radamel Falcao and Victor Ibarbo.

Colombia have defeated Belgium 2-0 in their friendly at the King Baudouin Stadium this evening.

Christian Benteke came within inches of giving the hosts an early lead when he headed a cross from Thomas Meunier wide.

Colombia's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Belgium during an international friendly match on November 14, 2013© Getty Images

Colombia nearly scored from their first attack of the match but Radamel Falcao was denied by Simon Mignolet.

As the game approached half time, Benteke wasted another opening when he headed Marouane Fellaini's cross from close range over the bar

Minutes into the second half, the visitors took the lead. Falcao latched on to a James Rodriguez pass, before keeping his composure to round the keeper and slide the ball into an empty net.

Colombia doubled their lead midway through the half. Amaranto Perea headed a long ball from Rodriguez back across the box to Victor Ibarbo, who took a touch before firing a strike past Mignolet.

Belgium's Axel Witsel and Colombia's Radamel Falcao battle for the ball during an international friendly match on November 14, 2013© Getty Images

The hosts came close to pulling a goal back through Fellaini, who fired against the post from close range before Dries Mertens saw his fierce effort come back off the woodwork.

Belgium were nearly caught out for a third time, as Jackson Martinez found himself through on goal with just the keeper to beat, but Mignolet was out quickly to deny him.

In the final minute Kevin Mirallas latched on to the end of a long pass and poked the ball goalwards, but Faryd Mondragon turned his effort round the post to seal the win for his side.

Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates a goal during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Saint Etienne on October 5, 2013
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