Liverpool stars Alisson Becker and Luis Diaz played against each other in the World Cup qualifiers last night as Columbia stunned Brazil 2-1.
It was an emotional game for everyone involved, especially Diaz, whose dad was in attendance at the game after what has been a difficult few weeks for the family. The Liverpool man made his father proud with an incredible performance.
Brazil suffered their second defeat in a row last night as Columbia deservedly picked up a 2-1 win at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.
Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring for Brazil early in the game, and everyone expected the South American giants to build on that.
However, Colombia were the much better side. They had 23 shots at goal last night compared to Brazil’s 12, which is excellent considering the hosts only had 39 per cent possession
Luis Diaz, with his father watching, was the star of the show. He threatened from start to finish and managed to score twice past his good mate Alisson.
He could’ve easily had a hattrick too last night if it wasn’t for the Liverpool number one.
The goalkeeper came up to the Colombian and gave him a big, long hug. The two then exchanged a few words with each other before parting ways.
Colombia were definitely the underdogs going into the game last night, but the way they played deserves an enormous amount of credit.
The Liverpool winger has been through a lot over the last few weeks. He has suffered, but to have his dad back in the stadium watching him score twice against Brazil is just fantastic.
Diaz was the best player on the pitch last night, and it was great to see Alisson show him some love in the end despite ending up on the losing side.