Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico: summary: score, goal, highlights, 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
Mexico takes the win and the points against Costa Rica
The game has ended and Mexico takes the three points! Thanks for watching the minute-by-minute with AS.com. We will be back on Wednesday for the game against Honduras in Tegucigalpa.
Again Costa Rica was close! Watson made a cross inside the six, but he was unable to find his teammates.
WOW! Joel Campbell hits the ball from inside the box and his shot hit the post!
Joel Campbell attempts a free kick, but the ball clashed against the wall.
The captain Andrés Guardado comes out and he is replaced by Luis Romo.
Another booking for Mexico, this time Edson Álvarez receives the yellow card.
Now Cesar Montes received a yellow card.
Substitution for Mexico. Rogelio Funes Mori comes out and he is replaced by Roberto Alvarado.
David Guzmán picks up a yellow card.
Substitution for Costa Rica. Jimmy Marín replaces Jonathan Moya.
Andres Guardado led Mexico's breakaway and as he entered the box he tried to pass it to Funes Mori, but the defender from Costa Rica blocked the shot.
CHANCE FOR MEXICO! Orbelín Pineda with a cross that goes out of bounds!!
Brian Ruiz takes the free kick, but the ball clashes against the wall.
Andres Guardado attempts a bicycle kick inside the box, but the ball went wide.
The second half has started at the Estadio Nacional de San José, Costa Rica. Mexico has the 1-0 lead.
The second half has ended we will be back after the break.
GOL! GOLAZO! Orbelín Pineda scores the opener for Mexico! The referee gave the visiting team a penalty after Oviedo fouled Guardo inside the box and the Mexican player was able to find the back of the net from the spot.
Now Andres Guardado goes down because he received a kick from Brian Oviedo.
Ronald Matarrita attempts a long shot, but the ball went wide.
Now Jonathan Moya picks up a yellow.
It is confirmed, Alexis Vega leaves the game due to an ankle injury and he will be replaced by Orbelín Pineda.
Alexis Vega is receiving medical attention after the tackle from Calvo. It seems like he might not be able to continue the game and Mexico will be forced to make a substitution.
Francisco Calvo gets booked, the second one for Costa Rica.
Guardo takes the free kick and puts the ball inside the box looking for Cesar Montes, but the ball goes wide.
Ricardo Blanco picks up a yellow card.
Andrés Guardado ready to take the free kick for Mexico.
Once again Mexico makes a cross from the left side looking for Funes Mori, but the striker can't find a good spot to header the ball.
Mexico attempts a long ball to Funes Mori, but he is unable to keep possession.
Rogelio Funes Mori took a shot inside the box but Navas saved his attempt!
What a block from Guillermo Ochoa! Bryan Ruiz received the ball just outside the box and took a left footed shot, but Ochoa blocked it.
Foul from Rogelio Funes Mori against Oscar Duarte in the middle of the field.
'Tecatito' Corona with a great through pass to Alexis Vega, who tries a cross but it goes blocked by the defender!
Corner kick for Mexico.
Jesús Gallardo's shot from outside the box was blocked by Oviedo.
Powerful header by Rogelio Funes Mori inside the six, but Keylor Navas was able to block the ball to keep the clean sheet.
Brian Oviedo shoots from far away, but the ball goes wide.
And AWAY WE GO! The game has started at the Estadio Nacional.
Gerardo Martino is ready to coach the Mexico national team for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers for the first time in his career since arriving in January 2019. El Tri will host the Jamaica national team at the Azteca stadium on Thursday night in the final round of the round-robin tournament.
This will be a tricky tie for Costa Rica and PSG shot-stopper Keylor Navas. The former Real Madrid man has a poor record against ‘El Tri.’ The first time he played against Mexico was in the 2009 Gold Cup campaign and ‘Los Ticos’ lost on penalties after equalizing 1-1 in extra time.
Mexico made their debut in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 victory against Jamaica on Thursday night at the Azteca stadium. For this match there were no fans allowed because soccer’s international governing body had punished Mexico for the use of homophobic slurs by its fans during the Gold Cup campaign.
El Tri' needed a late goal to defeat Jamaica in their opening game, they were clearly the dominant side and spurned many clear-cut chances to put the game beyond the 'Reggae Boyz' from the Caribbean. The win saw Mexico top the group with all other games ending in draws.
Costa Rica started their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 stalemate against Panama on Thursday and will relish the visit of Tata Martino's men to show the fans at the Estadio Nacional that they are serious candidates to secure one of the three automatic qualifying places.
Hello and welcome to Costa Rica against Mexico, 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier game that will be played Sunday September 5th at San José National Stadium.