Costa Rica surprises Chile with 2-3 win in friendly
Costa Rica ruined Chile’s evening on Friday, winning 2-3 away, in a friendly match as preparation for next year’s Copa America, at the El Teniente stadium in the city of Rancagua, near Santiago.
Kendall Waston’s brace and a third goal by Ronald Matarrita made Costa Rica’s dominance over the Chileans prominent even though the latter managed two late goals by Sebastian Vegas and Alexis Sanchez.
Chile put up a tough fight to Costa Rica from the beginning of the match while the visitors responded with dangerous counter-attacks.
In the second half of the match Chile attacked with intensity in the first few minutes, including a goal by Alexis Sanchez.
However, Costa Rica’s Waston scored in the 58th minute off a Joel Campbell corner shot.
In the 81st minute Sanchez’s penalty was saved by goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado.
In the 89th minute, Sanchez managed to pull in a second goal for his team after receiving a pass from Lorenzo Reyes.