James Rodriguez bagged the 'assist of the tournament' in a 3-0 win over Poland

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Colombia were playing some scintillating football on Sunday night.

The South Americans bounced back from their shock 2-1 defeat to Japan with a stunning 3-0 victory over Poland.

Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were all on the scoresheet in a convincing win for Colombia in Kazan.

On loan from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez was back in Colombia's starting XI after recovering from his calf injury.

The 26-year-old was the star man in Brazil four years ago but was only a substitute for their shock opening defeat.

Rodriguez played a pivotal role as Colombia boosted their chances of reaching the knockout stages with a 3-0 win.

Poland struggled to cope with Colombia's midfield threats, with Juan Quintero starring alongside Cuadrado and Rodriguez.

Beautiful Rodriguez assist

Rodriguez bagged two assists on Sunday night but his pass to find Cuadrado for the third goal was truly a piece of artistry.

The Juventus star applied the finishing touch after the defence-splitting ball from Rodriguez on the left flank.

That is nothing short of world class.

Juventus forward Eni Aluko dubbed it the 'assist of the tournament' on Twitter - and there can't be many who would argue with her.

"Filthy pass" indeed.

There will be a weight of expectation on his shoulders when Colombia face Senegal in their final group game on Thursday.

If Gareth Southgate was watching, he'll surely be hoping that England can avoid Jose Pekerman's side in the Round of 16.

Could Colombia go far in Russia this summer despite their nightmare start? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment below.

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