Costa Rica surprises Chile with 2-3 win in friendly

EFE

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.

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