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June 11, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Estadio Azteca — Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 65753‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Mexico 0-0 Costa Rica

Goal takes a look at the players on display as Costa Rica held Mexico scoreless in the Azteca.

  • J. Corona
    18
    5
    3.00

    J. Corona

    The best and worst of Corona was on display. Fortunate not to concede when Campbell hit the post, but very sharp when called into action to deny the Arsenal forward later in the first. Nearly handed Costa Rica a goal when he bobbled Barrantes' free kick

  • Javi Martínez
    5
    13
    2.50

    Javi Martínez

    Was given a difficult task trying to handle Joel Campbell. Looked to be in slow motion as the Betis youngster outpaced him dribbling to put his shot on the post.

  • Héctor Moreno
    10
    7
    2.50

    Héctor Moreno

    Nearly gifted Ruiz a goal with a poor clearance in the first half, and was lucky not to pick up a card and give away a free kick when putting his arms into Campbell's back.

  • G. Flores
    13
    6
    1.50

    G. Flores

    The pick of the Mexican defense. His near-perfect tackle denied Campbell a great scoring opportunity.

  • H. Herrera
    6
    11
    2.50

    H. Herrera

    Covered plenty of ground in midfield, but had difficulty making a difference on offense and was eventually withdrawn in favor of Giovanni dos Santos.

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    3
    13
    2.00

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    Was much more effective at hoodwinking Marc Geiger than he was at creating chances. A disappointing game from one of Mexico's most important players.

  • C. Salcido
    5
    12
    2.00

    C. Salcido

    Not a great night going forward for the left back, who saw plenty of the ball but did little with it. His crossing was especially wayward.

  • J. Zavala
    5
    11
    2.00

    J. Zavala

    Almost completely anonymous on a night when Mexico desperately needed to seize control of the midfield.

  • Javier Hernández
    8
    11
    3.00

    Javier Hernández

    Was involved plenty trying to start attacks and made good runs, but good marking from Costa Rica and some poor touches from him and his teammates kept his powder dry.

  • Pablo Edson Barrera
    2
    19
    2.00

    Pablo Edson Barrera Flop of the Match

    Unable to get into the rhythm of the game, he was taken off for Javier Aquino.

  • A. De Nigris
    4
    13
    2.00

    A. De Nigris

    An off night for the player who scored the winner against Jamaica, he was unable to threaten much and was withdrawn

Substitutions

  • J. Aquino
    13
    6
    2.50

    J. Aquino

    Came on late and had some good flashes, but was unable to get the needed goal.

  • Giovani dos Santos
    16
    8
    2.50

    Giovani dos Santos

    Was relegated to the bench at the start but brought on to try and help push for a desperate winner.

  • R. Jiménez
    11
    9
    2.50

    R. Jiménez

    Came on as a second-half sub but unable to make much of a difference.

  • K. Navas
    5
    5
    3.50

    K. Navas

    The Levante man did well to parry De Nigris' cross in the opening minutes, setting the tone for a fine game. Dealt with everything asked of him.

  • Junior Díaz
    5
    5
    3.50

    Junior Díaz

    A fantastic night from the central defender, who was the anchor as his side kept a clean sheet. Showed patience as well as steel.

  • Giancarlo González
    5
    6
    4.00

    Giancarlo González Top of the Match

    As with his whole unit, was effective in denying chances to a desperate Mexican side.

  • J. Acosta
    4
    6
    3.00

    J. Acosta

    One of the quieter members of the Costa Rican side, as the midfield had some decent spells but was rarely on top against El Tri's passing game.

  • M. Umaña
    4
    5
    3.50

    M. Umaña

    Another member of that five-man defense which did so well to blank Mexico.

  • Y. Tejeda
    3
    6
    2.50

    Y. Tejeda

    The Saprissa youngster did well in his shielding of the back four, but was less effective in establishing the pass.

  • Christian Bolaños
    4
    5
    2.50

    Christian Bolaños

    Tried a few things in the first half, but rarely was an actual threat. Taken off with nearly half an hour left.

  • Michael Barrantes Rojas
    7
    5
    2.50

    Michael Barrantes Rojas

    A decent night, but his best moment came when Corona nearly tipped his free kick delivery into his own net.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    9
    5
    3.00

    Bryan Ruiz

    A sparkplug in attack all night. Ruiz worked hard, created, went close on his own, and was generally the best threat the visitors had all evening.

  • Joel Campbell
    9
    5
    3.00

    Joel Campbell

    Started bright with an early shot off Corona's post, and nearly beat the Mexican keeper with a low shot later in the first. A constant thorn in the side of the Mexican defense with his pace.

Substitutions

  • Celso Borges
    6
    5
    2.50

    Celso Borges

    Came on as a second-half sub.

  • K. Cunningham
    3
    7
    3.00

    K. Cunningham

    Did wonderfully to get himself a chance after coming on, but ruined that by freezing without getting a shot off.

  • A. Saborío
    2
    7
    2.50

    A. Saborío

    Brought on for the energetic Campbell late, was unable to give his side a scoring chance.

  • Cristian Gamboa
    6
    4
    3.50

    Cristian Gamboa

    A great game from all of the Costa Rican defense, and Gamboa shone with a late tackle to stop Hernandez.

Results
Matchday 5
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Peter Byers Peter Byers
Striker
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
Striker
FC Dallas
9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
Striker
New England
9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
Real Salt Lake
8 1