Alfredo Morelos is now a full international and started his Colombia career brightly with an assist.
The 22-year-old striker came on in the second half to much excitement and the young goalscorer did his reputation no harm.
Hardworking Morelos created the goal
The striker capped his first ever appearance by setting up Colombia’s second goal in a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.
The striker worked his way into the right of the 18-yard-box and dinked a dangerous ball into the six-yard box. It was poorly cleared by two separate headers before Yimmi Chara pounced and won the game.
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It was a last-minute winner and a goal indicative of all the characteristics of the striker. Hardworking, full of technique and just a little bit of luck.
The game was played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida and Colombia roared back from an early Venezuela goal. Darwin Marchis had Venezuela ahead after 4 minutes before Falcao equalised 10 minutes into the second half. Chara then of course completed the scoring after good work from Morelos.
It wasn’t all good for Morelos, he also missed a guilt edged chance in the 83rd minute. He shot straight into the keeper’s arms when it looked easier to score.
What an opportunity for the youngster and Rangers
Morelos has been rubbing shoulders with some of the best strikers in the game this last week. Falcao, Carlos Bacca and Luis Muriel are all dynamic, exciting options up front who each bring something unique to the game.
Morelos can soak up all of this experience and education and bring it back to Ibrox.
More than that, becoming a full international only adds extra digits to his value.
The Colombian has been routinely linked with a move away from Ibrox. If anyone comes in for him now, they’ll be coming in for a young Colombian with a bright future.
Alfredo Morelos’ star continues to rise and his performance in the Sunshine State will have done him no harm.