Colombia first in Copa America second round

June 7, 2016; Pasadena, CA, USA;  Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez (10) passes the ball against Paraguay during the first half in the group play stage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. at Rose Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
June 7, 2016; Pasadena, CA, USA; Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez (10) passes the ball against Paraguay during the first half in the group play stage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. at Rose Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Colombia became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America as they beat a spirited Paraguay side 2-1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Carlos Bacca opened the scoring before James Rodriguez added a second in the first half, but Jose Pekerman’s side didn’t have it all their own way as Victor Ayala’s stunning strike gave Paraguay hope in the second half

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