Some teams concede from set pieces; others create them.
|Mexico players celebrate Zavala's goal. Photo: AFP PHOTO/Ezequiel Becerra|
Andres Guardado is Man of the Match with 2 assists. There's a reason Andres is always featured in that commercial with the cheetah.
With a win, Mexico will have 9 points, going unbeaten for 3 consecutive games. Costa Rica will retain the second place spot in the group.
The Mexican National Team's win raises questions as to the U.S.A.'s historic win at Azteca. Was the Yanks' triumph a sign of things to come, or simply a fluke? Perhaps if these two teams face off sometime in the quest for the World Cup, we'll finally know the answer.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Qualifiers
Friday, September 7, 2012, 10:00PM ET
Group B - Round 3
Costa Rica vs. Mexico - 0:2 (0:1)
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Arena: Estadio Nacional (San Jose, Costa Rica)
0:1 Carlos Salcido (Asst. Andres Guardado) ('43)
0:2 Jesus Zavala (Asst. Andres Guardado) ('52)
Group B standings:
Mexico: 3-0-0, 9 pts
Costa Rica: 1-1-0, 4 pts
El Salvador: 0-2-1, 2 pts
Guyana: 0-1-2, 1 pt