Brazil vs. Colombia: 6 Things We Learned

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Brazil vs. Colombia: 6 Things We Learned
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Brazil took a further step toward exorcising the demons of 1950 with a hotly contested 2-1 victory over Colombia in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

Thiago Silva gave the host nation an early lead, which was then doubled by his central-defensive partner David Luiz in the 68th minute.

Colombia pulled one back when James Rodriguez converted from the penalty spot with 10 minutes left to play, but they were unable to find an equaliser thereafter.

Brazil held on to progress to the last four, where they will face Germany on Tuesday.

Here are six things we learned from Brazil's 2-1 victory over Colombia.

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