Colombia vs. Panama final score: Copa America 2024 result as James Rodriguez stars to help Cafeteros reach semifinal

After missing out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Colombia faced a decision. Two years later, they defeated Panama 5-0 in the 2024 Copa America quarterfinals to extend their unbeaten streak to 27 games.  

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Colombia beat their CONCACAF opponents thanks to James Rodriguez after leading Group D ahead of Brazil.  

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The 32-year-old has slowed down at club level, but he remains a mercurial force in major international tournaments, scoring and assisting to help Colombia into the semifinals in Glendale.  

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Rodriguez connected Jhon Cordoba for the first goal eight minutes into the match, and Colombia was out and running.   

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Rodriguez soon extended the lead from the penalty spot, and he scored his third goal of the game before halftime with a clever free-kick that fed Luis Diaz for a chip.  

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Colombia added a fourth in the 70th minute when Richard Rios scored a clumsy goal after Panama players mistimed the referee's whistle.  

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In injury time, Miguel Borja scored a fifth penalty, and Colombia will play Brazil or Uruguay in the semifinals.  

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Both are difficult, but the unbeaten streak has passed numerous tests and will face its toughest battle yet.  

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