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Copa America 2016: Colombia stun United States in opener

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Colombia grabbed two first half goals as Los Cafeteros earned a routine 2-0 win over the United States in the Copa America Centenario's opening game.

Jose Pekerman's side showed no signs of jitters as they claimed an early lead when Cristian Zapata volleyed home from an Edwin Cardona cross.

Colombia stamped their authority on the game at the stroke of halftime when a penalty was called for a DeAndre Yedlin handball. James Rodriguez stepped up and fired past Brad Guzan to double Colombia's lead.

In the second half, Colombia were forced into a concerning change when James Rodriguez was forced off following a painful-looking fall.

Despite that disruption, though, Colombia continued to take charge, and Edwin Cardona confidently sent Carlos Bacca through before the AC Milan striker struck the crossbar.

The United States attempted to offer a response for the hosts, but Alejandro Bedoya sent a volley skyward as Jurgen Klinsmann's failed to muster a late comeback.

Next, the United States take on Costa Rica, while Colombia will seek their ticket to the knockout phase when they take on Paraguay.

You can watch highlight's of Colombia's win below: