Gerson Torres’ latest goal gave Costa Rica a 2-1 win over Honduras on Tuesday, allowing him to maintain his hopes of fighting for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the Hondurans led the way in math. possibility.
Óscar Duarte led off in the 20th minute, Rommelchiotto equalized 35 and came off the bench in the 5th minute of the second half. Torres headed in and scored, Costa Rica won.
With this result, after the 8th round of the Concacaf Octagon Final, ticos gained 9 points and remained in fifth place. Honduras finished only with 3 units.
Honduras forced Costa Rica to qualify from the start, hoping to score first, but the local defense had the upper hand and the game gradually leveled off.
The first obvious goal was a shot by Costa Rican striker Jose Guillermo Ortiz, which crashed into the vertical, and in the 20th minute, after a series of corner kicks, Oscar Duarte headed the goal, beating Honduran goalkeeper Luis Lopez .
Honduras continued to attack and had some clear opportunities: Rodriguez scored and Kyler Navas made two brilliant saves from a close-range shot by Rommelchiotto.
Honduras’ persistence won in the 35th minute as Chiotto dominated the long pass, dodged Duarte and defeated Navas 1-1.
Costa Rica took the pressure off the opposing team, almost resting on the advantage on the scoreboard, hitting the vertical and Lopez via a free kick from Joel Campbell, the latter also making a good shot for Ortiz’s small ball.
In the first quarter of the second half, Honduras had to win, as in the first quarter of the second half he hit Keller’s hand three times, who disallowed Edwin Rodriguez’s goal.
Albert Ellis has a headache from the Costa Rican defender and with his landing is the main figure of the Catrachó squad led by Colombian coach Hernan Dario Gomez.
Costa Rica performed poorly in the second half, barely had a chance to score and kept Navas’ save, but in the last minute of the engagement Campbell made one of his iconic and stunning performances on the side of the penalty area and sent in a cross to John’s head.Venegas passed the ball to Torres, who scored the winning goal alone in the area.
The win kept Costa Rica level and a goal came as the 8,000 fans allowed to enter the San Jose National Stadium during the pandemic shouted for the departure of Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suarez.