Mexico rallied against Costa Rica

Mexico got its first triumph after the World Cup by beating Costa Rica 3-2 in the Estadio Universitario de Nuevo Leon. The scorers of the meeting were Víctor Guzmán, Henry Martín and Raúl Jiménez for Mexico, while for the Ticos discounted Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruíz.

Mexico rallied against Costa Rica
Mexico rallied against Costa Rica

In the 29th minute, the visitors went ahead on the scoreboard through Joel Campbell. The Frosinone player of Italy took advantage of a Bryan Oviedo center from the left to put the 1-0 partial.

However, the reaction of the national team came four minutes later. Josecarlos Van Rankin overflowed to the right and sent a precise cross to the arrival of Víctor Guzmán, who volleyed it and put it in the corner to beat Keylor Navas and put the partial draw.

Before the end of the first 45 minutes, Costa Rica squeezed and caused a hand inside the Van Rankin area that whistle Oscar Moncada did not hesitate to point out. A minute later, Bryan Ruíz changed the penalty for goal to return the advantage to the Costa Ricans.

The changes for the second half changed the face to the tricolor, so much that for the draw two new players appeared. Jurgen Damm with the assistance from the right wing and Henry Martin with the placed header that beat the goalkeeper of Real Madrid.

In the 70th minute, the referee was again the protagonist when he pointed out a very doubtful penalty in favor of Mexico. From the eleven steps, Raúl Jiménez did not forgive and tricked Navas to give the victory to the Aztec box.

Next Tuesday the Mexican National Team will face Chile in La Corregidora, while Costa Rica will face Colombia.