Made some good stops to deny Aurier and Bolly, but could possibly have done better with Gervinho's goal
Enjoyed a straightforward day against Greece and Theofanis Gekas previously, and surprisngly Bony did not offer much of a threat, with Yepes marshalling him well.
Dealt very well with Bony when he came up against the Swansea forward and on the whole he made a great deal of important blocks and interceptions.
Forced to do more defending than attacking and occasionally looked troubled by Gradel, but most of the African side's attacks went through the middle.
Not quite his rampaging best as he stayed grounded more often than not but coped relatively well with Gervinho
Was kept busy enough and put himself about, but his passing could have been better.
Given the difficult task of facing up to Yaya Toure, but produced numerous blocks and interceptions in the middle.
Struggled to get on the ball as often as he would have liked, but did score an important header.
Although his link up play was impressive, overall he was well under par. Should have opened the scoring in the first half, but he skewed wide from close-range.
Easily Colombia's best attacking player. His startling pace frightened Ivory Coast time and time again, while his crossing was good.
Caught the eye and frustrated in equal measure against Greece, but he was anonymous on Thursday. Withdrawn early in the second half.
Usually an eccentric character and goalkeeper, Barry had a fairly calm and quiet day. He did not make any glaring errors, but he was powerless to deny either Colombia goal.
Often an attacking threat early on, but once he realised the danger of Cuadrado, he stayed back. However, that did not help Ivory Coast cancel out the threat of the Fiorentina man, who was a constant problem.
Looked nervous, unsure and a mistake waiting to happen constantly. Almost gifted Gutierrez a chance early in the second half and regularly needed Zokora to bail him out.
Expected to fill the void left by Bacary Sagna at Arsenal next term, the full-back showed glimpses of his ability. Sometimes struggled against Colombia's dynamic attack, but he was very comfortable on the ball.
Replaced Kalou as Sabri Lamouchi's only change, the former Leeds United winger produced a few flashes of skill and some good crosses, but he was largely kept under wraps.
Influenced quite a lot in the first half and had a few shots on goal, but the Newcastle midfielder was significantly quieter after the break, aside from a late yellow card.
After looking exceptionally emotional during the national anthem, he showed some clever touches and was a dynamic force in the middle, but his presence cooled in the second half and was replaced.
Unsurprisingly pinpointed as the team's driving force pre-tournament, at times he was unplayable, charging through challenges at will. He was a little less imperious in the second half, though, perhaps feeling a knock picked up in the first period.
His usual tenacious self, the former Tottenham man looked far more assured than his central partner. Spoiled his day by earning a yellow card, thus ruling him out of the Greece clash.
Dazzled at times against Japan, the one-time Arsenal misfit was a constant danger. He showed delightful skill and scored a fantastic solo effort. Did not deserve to be on the losing side.
Once again starting ahead of Ivory Coast icon Drogba, he failed to have a single touch in the Colombia area in the first half and he had little impact.