The Copa America Centenario got off to an amazing start with Colombia thrashing hosts, USA 2-0, as James Rodriguez and Cristian Zapata dealt the blow.
The Copa America is being hosted for the first time outside of the South America, with USA playing hosts to the continental competition.
And Colombia saw to it that the party was ruined for the hosts in the curtain raiser at Santa Clara.
Zapata opened the scoring in the 8th minute, as he scored his first international goal, after latching on to Cardona’s corner.
And captain James Rodriguez was keen to forget a terrible season with Real Madrid, that saw him sit out the UCL final, after he converted from the spot in the 41st minute.
However, Colombia – a quarterfinalist at last year’s tournament – will be sweating on the fitness of Rodriguez, who was forced off the field just past the hour-mark due to a shoulder injury, after landing awkwardly.