Colombia vs. Uruguay: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 28, 2014

CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24:  James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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Colombia will face Brazil in the quarter-final round of the 2014 World Cup after beating Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana on Saturday.

James Rodriguez scored both goals for his side—the first a spectacular half-volley from distance and the second a tap-in following an intricate bit of buildup play.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Colombia Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
David Ospina68
Juan Zuniga78
Mario Yepes78
Cristian Zapata77
Pablo Armero77
Abel Aguilar77
Carlos Sanchez77
James Rodriguez910
Juan Cuadrado89
Teoflilo Gutierrez55
Jackson Martinez55
Alexander MejiaN/A6
Fredy GuarinN/A6
Adrian RamosN/A5
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Half-time analysis for Colombia

David Ospina: Made one save in the first half, but the play was already offside.

Juan Zuniga: Linking up nicely with his attacking teammates down the right.

Mario Yepes: Won all of his aerial battles in the first half.

Cristian Zapata: Has so far misplaced just a single pass out of the defense.

Pablo Armero: Springing Cuadrado at every opportunity.

Abel Aguilar: Assisted on the Rodriguez opener.

Carlos Sanchez: Moving the ball about efficiently.

James Rodriguez: Scored one of the goals of the tournament to put his side in front.

Juan Cuadrado: Causing all sorts of problems when he attacks with speed—which is often.

Teofilo Gutierrez: Just a single shot from him so far.

Jackson Martinez: With only 18 touches in the first half, his team will no doubt look to get him more involved after the break.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28:  James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game with teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28,
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Full-time analysis for Colombia

David Ospina: Made some important, late saves on Maxi Pereira and Cavani.

Juan Zuniga: Getting better and better with each game he plays at this tournament.

Mario Yepes: Made a vital block to deny Rodriguez.

Cristian Zapata: Misplaced a single pass in the first half, and just one more in the second.

Pablo Armero: Crossed to the far post in the buildup to Colombia’s second goal.

Abel Aguilar: Distributed the ball effectively while taking his defensive assignments seriously.

Carlos Sanchez: Three tackles and not a single foul from him.

James Rodriguez: In perfect position to complete his brace.

Juan Cuadrado: Did exceptionally well to knock Armero’s path into the path of Rodriguez for his second.

Teofilo Gutierrez: Didn’t manage a single shot in the second half.

Jackson Martinez: Incredibly, it was Colombia’s forwards that struggled to impose themselves in the attacking third.

Alexander Mejia: Introduced in the 68th minute to help tighten things up with Uruguay threatening.

Fredy Guarin: Just three touches after slotting into defensive midfield.

Adrian Ramos: The striker adopted a defensive posture after being introduced in the final minutes.

Uruguay Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Fernando Muslera66
Maxi Pereira56
Martin Caceres67
Diego Godin66
Jose Maria Gimenez55
Alvaro Pereira55
Arevalo Rios77
Alvaro Gonzalez56
Cristian Rodriguez56
Edinson Cavani45
Diego Forlan44
Christian StuaniN/A4
Gaston RamirezN/A5
Abel HernandezN/A5
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Half-time analysis for Uruguay

Fernando Muslera: No chance whatsoever on the Rodriguez golazo.

Maxi Pereira: Been decidedly on the back-foot so far.

Martin Caceres: Trying to spring the odd counter-attack.

Diego Godin: Blocked Martinez’ downward header with his chest.

Jose Maria Gimenez: The 19-year-old has been better positionally than with the ball at his feet.

Alvaro Pereira: Facing a barrage down that flank.

Arevalo Rios: Managing to apply a physical hammer without getting booked.

Alvaro Gonzalez: Contributed four tackles in the first half without committing a foul.

Cristian Rodiguez: Barely involved in any sort of buildup play.

Edinson Cavani: Not a single shot on target and a pair of fouls to show for his opening 45 minutes.

Diego Forlan: The deeper-lying of the two strikers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Full-time analysis for Uruguay

Fernando Muslera: Completely helpless on Rodriguez’second.

Maxi Pereira: Had Uruguay’s best chance to score at the Maracana.

Martin Caceres: His side’s best defender on the day.

Diego Godin: Punched Yepes just before the final whistle and was fortunate to escape a booking.

Jose Maria Gimenez: This was the least impressive of the three World Cup matches he played.

Alvaro Pereira: Lasted just eight minutes into the second half before being withdrawn.

Arevalo Rios: Perhaps no player embodies this Uruguay team as much as him.

Alvaro Gonzalez: Put himself about, but ultimately didn’t make much of an impact on proceedings.

Cristian Rodiguez: Took an ambitious shot at range that Ospina had to stop.

Edinson Cavani: Stepped on Rodriguez foot midway through the second half.

Diego Forlan: Withdrawn in the 53rd minute, perhaps making his final exit from international football.

Christian Stuani: Tested Ospina with a half shot, half cross.

Gaston Ramirez: Uruguay’s set-pieces improved upon his introduction.

Abel Hernandez: Didn’t manage a shot on target after being brought on.