VIDEO: €45m former Manchester United target nets penalty to put Colombia on top

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James Rodriguez finished coolly from the penalty spot to give Colombia an early lead on Tunisia.

Jose Pekerman and his men may be waiting patiently for laid-up star Radamel Falcao to return from injury ahead of the coming World Cup, but still possess plenty of firepower in their ranks.

All eyes seemed to be on Jackson Martinez - linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea - to take the reins in front of goal in Wednesday’s friendly contest with Tunisia in Spain, but the Porto man has struggled for form of late and in turn was left on the bench.

Instead former club team-mate James, who was incessantly tipped for a summer move to Manchester United last summer before being snapped up by Monaco, stepped up to do the business for Los Cafeteros.

The €45m man had been deployed on the left wing in support of front men Victor Ibarbo and Carlos Bacca, but was called into action in the 20th minute to finish from 12 yards.

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