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James Rodriguez is officially the best World Cup player of his generation after playmaking masterclass

The No 10 proved he's a World Cup expert with stunning display for Colombia in their win over Poland

James Rodriguez lit-up the World Cup in 2014, finishing up with six goals to take home the much-coveted Golden Boot.

He was easily the best player in Brazil, guiding Colombia to the quarter-finals and earning himself a big move to Real Madrid that summer in the process.

This man set the WC 2014 alight

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This man set the WC 2014 alight

And it turns out it wasn’t just a one-World Cup thing either, with the No 10 showing us all what he can do in Colombia’s 3-0 win over Poland this evening.

In fact, the had a hand in two of their three goals to officially make him the best World Cup player of his generation.

The first goal – scored by towering centre-back Yerry Mina – came from an wonderful floated cross from Rodriguez early in the first-half, but it was third goal everyone’s been talking about.

With just 15 minutes to go, he sent a defence-splitting through-ball towards the on-rushing Juan Cuadrado, who ran onto the ball, beat the goalkeeper and sealed their win.

The finish was lovely, but the assist will go down as one of the best you’ll see at this World Cup. 

With those two assists, Rodriguez has now been directly involved in 10 goals – six goals and four assists – across the last two World Cup tournaments, which is more than anyone else.

And just think, Real Madrid let this guy leave for Bayern last season.