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  • June 13, 2011
  • • 01:00
  • • Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Referee: R. Moreno
  • • Attendance: 61500

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 1'
    That's it! Mexico cruises to a 4-1 win in Chicago. The Mexicans are the clear tournament favorite heading into the quarterfinals
  • 90'
    Costa Rica is still going to take 2nd place in the group, by virtue of its 2 goal differential, as opposed to El Savador's 0.
  • 88'
    Mexico continues to dominate in possession, moving around the game.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionJunior Díaz D. Madrigal
  • 85'
    Playing out the string at Soldier Field now. This match has been over since well before halftime
  • 83'
    SubstitutionJavier 'Chicharito' Hernandez A. De Nigris
  • 79'
    Navas makes another great save on Chicharito, who must feel like he'll never score tonight
  • 73'
    Free kick for Costa Rica from a dangerous area......Borges strikes into the wall, though
  • 70'
    SubstitutionRafa Márquez Jorge Emmanuel Torres
  • 70'
    It really was a well-taken goal from Urena, who chested down and fired with the outside of his right boot from the top of the box
  • 69'
    Assist Bryan Ruiz
  • 69'
    Goal M. Ureña
  • 69'
    Goal Costa Rica! Urena pulls one back!
  • 67'
    I don't know how it's possible, but Chicharito and dos Santos have been kept off the scoresheet tonight. Both have had so many chances
  • 65'
    Another great save by Navas on dos Santos. He's the one Costa Rican player who will leave this debacle looking alright
  • 62'
    Gio hits the crossbar, then Guardado's left-footed effort is palmed away by Navas. For having conceded four goals, Navas is actually playing pretty well tonight
  • 61'
    SubstitutionP. Barrera Á. Reyna
  • 59'
    Yellow Card A. Guardado
  • 59'
    Costa Rica almost gets its first, but Talavera saves well on a breakaway
  • 57'
    There is a flare on the field. It's still burning. Somebody may want to do something about that
  • 55'
    dos Santos plays Chicharito in and Navas makes another point-blank save. How has Chicharito not scored yet?
  • 54'
    Bolanos then sends the free kick well high and wide. Been that kind of a night for Los Ticos
  • 53'
    Yellow Card E. Juárez
  • 49'
    Bolanos is fouled by Juarez, looked like it could have been a PK, but replays show it was just outside the box
  • 46'
    SubstitutionH. Mora Ó. Duarte
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAllen Guevara M. Ureña
  • 46'
    Great chance for Saborio right off the bat, but he fires wide. I think he'd have been better off passing that one
  • 45'
    Second half is underway. Can Costa Rica conjure up something different than its "duck-and-cover" strategy from the first half?
  • 45' + 1'
    Halftime comes mercifully for Costa Rica. Just an absolute shellacking from the Mexicans in the first half. Could have easily been six or seven, really.
  • 45'
    Why not? Salcido fires from long range and almost hits Mexico's fifth. Great save Navas
  • 40'
    Mora is down for Costa Rica. Doesn't even look like he got hurt, I think he's just embarrassed.
  • 39'
    After a classic counter-attack, Pablo Barrera is played into the box off a one-two pass, and he buries low to Navas' near post
  • 38'
    Assist C. Salcido
  • 38'
    Goal P. Barrera
  • 38'
    GOAL MEXICO! it's 4-0 and Costa Rica is being torn to shreds!
  • 38'
    Mexico keeping the pressure on. Juarez fires high from long range
  • 36'
    Mexico is moving so well through the midfield right now. Costa Rica has no answer
  • 30'
    Mexico could/should have had the fourth on a counter, Gio playing Chicharito in all alone, but Navas saves well. Wow.
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Christian Bolaños
  • 28'
    This is crazy. Costa Rica was supposedly the third and at worst, fourth-best side in this tournament. And it is being whitewashed.
  • 27'
    Bad giveaway on the left side of the Costa Rican defense and Guardado swoops into the box and hammers home past Navas' near post
  • 26'
    Goal A. Guardado
  • 23'
    Who is beating Mexico when it plays like this? Answer: Nobody in this tournament
  • 21'
    As we were catching our breath from Guardado's goal, dos Santos almost made it three as he was all alone on Navas, but the keeper saved well
  • 19'
    Assist I. Castro
  • 19'
    Goal A. Guardado
  • 17'
    Assist P. Barrera
  • 17'
    Goal Rafa Márquez
  • 17'
    GOAL MEXICO! Its Rafa Marquez with a header off a corner kick!
  • 14'
    Chicharito is set up with a volley all alone, but blasts WELL OVER from inside the box. He will want that one back
  • 10'
    Alvaro Saborio fires well wide on the half volley. Been a pretty back and forth affair thus far
  • 9'
    Keylor Navas is called into action early on as he saves very well from a close range Salcido effort
  • 8'
    Torrado has a crack from 20 out, but it flies well over.
  • 5'
    Mexico GK Talavera grabs the corner easily
  • 5'
    Bolanos breaks loose down the left side and wins a corner for Los Ticos
  • 1'
    We are underway
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