James Rodriguez Sets New Copa America Assist Record

James Rodriguez has etched his name in Copa America history, breaking a long-standing record held by Lionel Messi. He achieved this feat by registering his sixth assist against Uruguay, making him the player with the most assists in a single campaign in the competition’s history.

Rodriguez surpassed Messi’s record of five assists, set during Argentina’s title-winning campaign in 2021. His exceptional playmaking abilities have been evident throughout Copa America 2024, starting with two assists in Colombia’s opening group match against Paraguay. He followed this up with one more against Costa Rica and another two in the quarterfinal clash against Panama.

This remarkable achievement cements Rodriguez’s status as a key player for Colombia in the tournament, highlighting his exceptional vision and ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. His record-breaking performance is sure to be a talking point as Colombia continues its quest for Copa America glory.

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