Colombia v Ivory Coast: Colombia player ratings - Cuadrado with dazzling display

Colombia Fans

Colombia all but booked a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast in Brasilia.

The 2-1 success made it two wins out of two for Jose Pekerman's side, and here are the ratings for each Colombia player...

David Ospina 7 – will have been disappointed with how Gervinho shot beat him, but was solid throughout the game, commanding his area well.

Juan Camilo Zuniga 6 – solid if unspectacular, Zuniga coped well with Max Gradel in the first half but had more trouble with Gervinho.

Cristian Zapata 7 – didn't allow Wilfried Bony to have much of an impact on the game, and was dominant in the air.

Mario Yepes 6 – got away with a couple of shaky moments after Didier Drogba came on, but kept the crowd going when things got tough for Colombia.

Pablo Armero 6 – wasn't as influential as he was against Greece on Saturday, and again tired out well before the end.

Carlos Sanchez 8 – strong in the tackle, Sanchez was all-action again and went toe-to-toe with Yaya Toure throughout.

Abel Aguilar 7 – kept possession ticking over well in the middle of the park without ever really dominating against the Ivorian midfield.

Juan Cuadrado 9 – a livewire throughout, Ivory Coast simply couldn't handle Cuadrado's pace. Unlucky not to score and tormented the defence all day long.

James Rodriguez 8 – scored the all important opening goal with a great header and looked dangerous, but his final ball went missing a little too often.

Victor Ibarbo 5 – barely touched the ball in an anonymous display, and was taken off shortly after half time.

Teofilo Gutierrez 6 – Missed an absolute sitter in the first half and his link up play wasn't up to scratch today, often miscontrolling the ball or choosing the wrong pass.


Juan Quintero 7 – Offered far more to Colombia than Ibarbo did, and scored a well taken second goal. Almost got another with a stunning shot from almost half way.

Santiago Arias 5 – struggled massively with Serge Aurier late on, allowing the Ivorian to beat him and get dangerous crosses in.

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