Colombia vs. Uruguay: Live Player Ratings

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Colombia vs. Uruguay: Live Player Ratings
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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
Player Half-Time Full-Time
David Ospina 6 8
Juan Zuniga 7 8
Mario Yepes 7 8
Cristian Zapata 7 7
Pablo Armero 7 7
Abel Aguilar 7 7
Carlos Sanchez 7 7
James Rodriguez 9 10
Juan Cuadrado 8 9
Teoflilo Gutierrez 5 5
Jackson Martinez 5 5
Alexander Mejia N/A 6
Fredy Guarin N/A 6
Adrian Ramos N/A 5


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.

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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
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Fernando Muslera 6 6
Maxi Pereira 5 6
Martin Caceres 6 7
Diego Godin 6 6
Jose Maria Gimenez 5 5
Alvaro Pereira 5 5
Arevalo Rios 7 7
Alvaro Gonzalez 5 6
Cristian Rodriguez 5 6
Edinson Cavani 4 5
Diego Forlan 4 4
Christian Stuani N/A 4
Gaston Ramirez N/A 5
Abel Hernandez N/A 5


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.

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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.

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