GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mexico reached the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying championship semifinals after recording a 3-0 Group A triumph over Costa Rica at Estadio Akron Sunday night.
El Tri advanced to next Sunday’s semifinals with one group game remaining. The Mexicans’ victory also boosted the United States into the next round. Those two teams will meet for the group title and semifinal seeding against the top two finishers of Group B.
Uriel Antuna gave the hosts all the scoring they needed in the sixth minute as he slotted home a right-wing cross from Sebastian Cordova past goalkeeper Kevin Chamorro.
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Alexis Vega doubled the score in the 52nd minute off a right-footed shot.
Cordova increased the lead to 3-0 in the 69th minute by finishing a counterattack with a left-footed attempt past Chamorro.
From there, the Mexico defense took over and closed things out to nail down the three points.
Group A wraps up this Wednesday in a battle of unbeatens between Mexico and the U.S., while Costa Rica will take on the Dominican Republic.