Brazil versus Colombia was much awaited as arguably the match of the tournament so far where Brazil, the host nation, stood to face their toughest test yet, in a World Cup where they haven't been on top of their game.
It wasn't a half to miss either!
Started with both teams playing attacking but cautiously but Brazil took an early dream lead in the 7th minute when Thiago Silva scores. Neymar curled in a corner when lands with Silva who nips in a ahead of Sanchez at the back post and managed to get a knee to the ball and plants it firmly in the net.
The Brazil goal lit the touchpaper for a pulsating first half.
It couldn't have been a better start for Brazil and for the rest of the first half both teams played some lovely football, taking multiple chances and making various plays in front of the net on both sides of the pitch.
In fairness to Brazil, although Colombia played nice attacking football, Brazil edged the chance taking and shots on goal tally in the first half. An excellent chance by Hulk in the 28th minute almost made it 2-0 to Brazil but he was denied by some excellent goalkeeping.
Towards the end of the first half most of the pressure was coming from the Colombian half and as they go into the second half Brazil are leading by only the smallest of margins and the 1-0 scoreline detracts a little from the Colombian effort, but there's a lot of game left to play yet!