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Everton: James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina star on international duty

Everton: James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina star on international duty - Everton News

Everton duo James Rodriguez and Yerry Mina both played a star role in Colombia’s 3-0 win versus Venezuela in their World Cup qualifying game.

Although neither player managed to get themselves on the scoresheet or assist one of the goals, they both worked tirelessly to ensure that their country got the win.

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Rodriguez was a great influence as captain

Indeed, Rodriguez put in a true captain’s performance for his team and was highly influential throughout the match.

The 29-year old achieved a rather impressive 92% pass accuracy and won five out of his six duels in the game, as per Sofascore.

Rodriguez also completed all of his dribbles and made two key passes in the match, earning him a highly-respectable 7.6 overall rating by the website.

Mina was a rock in the defence

Mina also put in a star display and was a rock in the heart of the Colombian defence.

The 26-year old came out on top in terms of pass accuracy (97%), clearances (5), blocked shots (4) and touches (90) in the game, according to Sofascore.

Mina also recorded one interception and won two of his aerial duels, also earning him a 7.6 overall score by the website.

Everton players in good form for the Merseyside derby

Indeed, both Rodriguez and Mina are in good form ahead of the Merseyside derby against Liverpool, and will both be hoping to replicate their displays for their country when they return to Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team are off the back of four wins out of four in the Premier League, whereas the Reds will be hoping to bounce back from their quite humiliating 7-2 away defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.

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