The second round of matches in Group A at the ongoing Copa America was played last night an...
The second round of matches in Group A at the ongoing Copa America was played last night and here's the review brought to you by Wolexis.com (Click here to read the review of the first round of matches)
Paraguay 1-2 Colombia
James Rodriguez scored a goal and set up another as Colombia clinched their place in the Copa America quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday night.
Colombia became the first team to secure a spot in the knockout stage of the tournament, with some fine goalkeeping from David Ospina and another dynamic performance from Rodriguez, who shook off a shoulder injury to play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Victor Ayala scored Paraguay's first goal of the Copa America in the 71st minute with a stunning, long-range drive past Ospina, who made a handful of saves to keep his country ahead.
|Carlos Bacca celebrates after opening the scoring for Colombia|
Despite a few defensive struggles, the world's third-ranked team has lived up to their billing so far with a fluid, attacking game built around Rodriguez, who played despite hurting his shoulder just three days ago.
Carlos Bacca scored a header from Rodriguez's corner in the 12th minute. Rodriguez then scored with a low shot after a scramble in the box in the 30th minute.
The Real Madrid midfielder propelled Colombia to their second win in two matches, following a 2-0 victory over the United States last week.
USA 4-0 Costa Rica
Clint Dempsey scored his 50th international goal to set the United States on their way to a 4-0 win over Costa Rica in Copa America Group A.
|Clint Dempsey was the star of the show, scoring the opening goal and setting up the next two, as the United States of America romped to victory against Costa Rica.|
The US went down to a 2-0 defeat to Colombia in their opening game but rebounded in style at Soldier Field in Chicago on Tuesday as Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood and Graham Zusi were also on target.
Clint Dempsey was the star of the show, scoring the opening goal and setting up the next two, as the United States of America romped to victory against Costa Rica.
Jurgen Klinsmann resisted heavy pressure to change his team from the side that flopped against Colombia on the Copa America Centenario's opening day, and it paid dividends.