A brace from James Rodriguez helped Colombia book a place in the last eight of the 2014 World Cup after registering a comfortable 2-0 victory over a Luis Suarez-less Uruguay.
Colombia created the first chance of the game when Juan Zuniga's long range effort went straight down Fernando Muslera throat.
Although both sides defended very well and gave little away to the opposition, Colombia finally went ahead in the 28th minute through Rodriguez. The midfielder, after collecting a headed pass from Abel Aguilar, chested down the ball before smashing the ball into the top left corner from outside the box.
Uruguay tried to give an immediate response through Edinson Cavani, five minutes later, but the Paris Saint-Germain striker's direct free-kick was too high as the ball went whooshing over the post.
The Uruguayans nearly found the equaliser in the closing stages of the first half when Alvaro Gonzalez fired a volley from a pretty tight angle. However, David Ospina produced a good save to deny Gonzalez the equaliser.
Things went from bad to worse for Uruguay after the break as Rodriguez doubled Colombia's lead by gabbing his second goal of the game in the 50th minute.
Some excellent passing from Colombia saw Pablo Armero advance forward from the left flank and whip a cross towards Juan Cuadrado at the back post. The midfielder nodded the ball towards Rodriguez, who made no mistake as he slotted the ball past Muslera from close range.
Uruguay tried to respond with Cristian Rodriguez at the hour mark but he was unable to get through an alert Ospina.
The Colombian shotstopper was tested by Cavani in the closing stages of the game, but he stubbornly held on to his cleansheet, denying Uruguay a consolation.