Colombian winger James Rodriguez scored both goals as his country booked a place in the last eight of the World Cup for the first time in their history as they defeated Uruguay 2-0.
Rodriguez drills his volley past Muslera
HOT SHOT … Rodriguez drills his volley past Muslera
The AS Monaco star broke the deadlock with a stunning volley – one of the goals of the championship – after 28 minutes, his shot flying high past Fernando Muslera, Rodriguez adding a second with a close-range effort after half-time to take his tally to five in the tournament.

His double takes him ahead of Thomas Muller, Lionel Messi and Neymar, who while converting Brazil’s crucial fifth spot-kick in their dramatic last 16 penalty shoot-out win over Chile, failed to convert any of the chances that came his way during 90 minutes and extra-time.

Afterwards, a delighted Rodriguez explained what the win meant to him and his country.

“It’s a historic success,” said the 22 year-old. “Now comes the most difficult moment for us so far, we hope to get past the last eight though.

“The entire team did well, my team-mates were all crucial. We created many chances due to the speed and pace of the entire team.”

5 goals
James Rodriguez (Colombia)

4 goals
Thomas Muller (Germany)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Neymar (Brazil)

3 goals
Karim Benzema (France)
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Robin van Persie (Netherlands)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
Enner Valencia (Ecuador)