World Cup: Cuadrado sets Colombia on their way to victory

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Juan Guillermo Cuadrado’s Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 to move top of Group C this afternoon, with the Viola player performing a key role again. He helped steer his side towards victory when his 60th-minute corner allowed James Rodriguez to nod home the opening goal. Juan Quintero then made it 2-0 before a solo effort from Gervinho reduced the arrears.

Cuadrado’s assist was his third in two games for Colombia at this World Cup – no one has done better so far. He joins Carlos Valderrama as the Colombian who has set up the most goals at a single World Cup tournament (since 1990).

The Fiorentina forward also created four goalscoring chances – more than anyone else on the pitch in today’s match.