Gutierrez helps put Colombia past Jamaica 2-0

Gutierrez helps put Colombia past Jamaica 2-0

Published Sep. 7, 2011 5:00 a.m. ET

Teofilo Gutierrez scored in the 55th minute as Colombia beat Jamaica 2-0 in an international friendly Tuesday.

Gutierrez gathered Radamel Falcao's centering pass from the right wing and fired a shot past Jamaica goalkeeper Dwayne Miller.

Jamaica nearly equalized in the 80th minute when Omar Daley's shot from just inside the large area bounced off the crossbar.

Jackson Martinez sealed the win for Colombia in the 90th minute when found the net from inside the box after Pablo Armero's attempt was deflected,


Colombia won both matches of a two-match U.S. friendly tour after defeating Honduras 2-0 Saturday.

Colombia, which opens South American World Cup qualifying against Bolivia on Oct. 11, controlled Tuesday's match in the first half and had repeated scoring opportunities but could not convert a shot past Miller.

Miller stopped a Falcao shot from 20 yards (meters) in the 20th minute and four minutes later dove and deflected Teofilo Gutierrez's attempt near the box. Miller again denied Gutierrez in the 34th minute.

Rudolph Austin had Jamaica's best scoring opportunity of the first half with a shot that hit the right post in the 14th minute.

Jamaica finished its two-match tour without a win after losing 5-2 at Ecuador on Saturday.