He Group C of the Sub 20 World Cup also had its premiere on this Sunday with the quite logical triumphs of Colombia and Japan, on Israel and Senegal respectively.
Was surprise for several minutes at the Único Diego Armando Maradona stadium when the Israeli team went to the front thanks to a penalty from their striker Dor Turgeman (Maccabi Tel Aviv) at 57, but the South American team had the necessary reaction to fulfill their mandate.
At 74, winger Oscar Cortés (Millionarios de Bogotá) tied the tie, also from a penalty (via VAR), while in minute 90 the great reference of the team, the midfielder and captain Gustavo Puerta, appeared to give Colombia the 2 to 1. Puerta was sold this year to Bayer Leverkusen from Germany after standing out at Bogotá FC and is currently on loan at Nürnberg, in the Second Division.
Much of Colombia’s success was due to the performance of his goalkeeper, Luis Marquines (Nacional de Medellín), who held the zero in his bow in the first half, when Israel was considerably superior, and already down 1-0 with a remarkable double save.
In the other match of the day, played in the second turn also in La Plata, Japan defeated Senegal by a minimum thanks to a great individual action by their captain, Kuryu Matsuki (FC Tokyo)at 14 minutes, with driving, fake and crossed left foot from the edge of the area.
Group C returns to action on Wednesday, with Senegal-Israel at 3:00 p.m. and Japan-Colombia at 6:00 p.m.again in La Plata.