The selection of Costa Rica this morning to beat in Bolivia by 2-0 in the match that closed the second day of group A of the 2011 Copa America. It was a fair victory, according to what happened on the lawn of the stadium San Salvador de Jujuy, although it was not until the second half as Los Ticos , who lost on opening day against Colombia- door could see them achieve their victory. In fact, Bolivia had options but missed and killed the Costa Ricans against. First Martínez, at the time of meeting, and then Campbell, the great protagonist of the crash, about ten minutes remaining, scored two goals of Costa Rica to a defense that in the end was pure chaos.
Costa Rica had more chances in the second half, even sent two balls into the timber (one of the crossbar) in two shots-kick. And besides, he had a great chance from the spot, then had a penalty for that Guevara could not convert, among other things, because the Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Arias, was right on two occasions in the shot from the point fateful and, later, rejection. Bolivia, if that were not enough, ended the game with two players less for the expulsion of Ronald Rivero and Walter Flores.
We speak of a team, Costa Rica, who was invited after the refusal of Japan and is actually a U-22 that does not have his best men, but, however, will be the judge-host Argentina in trouble-in the final match: both are measured on the third day in Santa Fe, the winner will go to the quarterfinals. If Argentina does not, can stay out of their tournament at the first change (it all depends also on the results of the other two groups, remember that pass to the quarter's top two from each group and the two best third) .
Despite this, last night a player shone above the rest: Joel Campbell (19), in addition to kill the game scoring the second goal, let alone with the goalie on the play Guevara's first goal, sent a ball to stick in a free-kick with his left hand and caused the expulsion of Flores, who gave him a hint of kick from the ground. Overall it was an ordeal for the defense of truth.
Costa Rica, then, can the stroke in the group A. Not only for a team that entered the Copa America last hour, not by playing not with men but with their best young talent, but being able to keep out of the playoffs no less than Argentina.'s In your hand sorted. In fact, practically, you just draw with the Albiceleste next Monday (early Tuesday in Spain), the elimination of Argentina would still depend on other factors. It would be a surprise, but recognize that it is difficult. The responsibility is great and you may shake their legs, so we will see each other assume their roles reversed: Costa Ricans, to be mathematically more options before the game, the Argentines, with the added pressure of having to qualify to his audience, a country disappointed.