Uruguay 1 Costa Rica 3: Player ratings as Arsenal’s Joel Campbell sparkles

Uruguay 1 Costa Rica 3: Player ratings as Arsenal striker Joel Campbell scores in a man-of-the-match display

By Liam Garrahan
Costa Rica


Fernando Muslera Could do nothing about the goals. Flappy with corners. 5/10

Maxi Pereira Sent off late on for a vicious challenge. 2

Diego Lugano Won the penalty and was the one defender in blue who can keep his head high. 6

Diego Godin Had a goal disallowed for offside. 5

Martin Caceres Very lucky not to pick up a red. 4

Cristian Stuani Had no luck against Umana. 5

Arevalo Rios Neat passing but did not offer enough. 5

Walter Gargano Overran in midfield and caught forward quite often. 5

Cristian Rodriguez One of the key men for Uruguay but didn’t look all that tonight. 4

Diego Forlan Legs can’t keep up with his football brain, but his deflected effort caused Navas a problem. 4

Edison Cavani Opened the scoring from the spot but could not create much else. 4


Lodeiro Added to the attack but his crosses weren’t converted. 5

Gonzalez Couldn’t shut the door on the Costa Rican’s attacks. 4

Abel Hernandez The wrong substitute with Suarez waiting. Did not provide anything for his side. 4

Costa Rica

Keylor Navas Made a fantastic save to prevent Forlan’s deflected shot from lobbing him. 6

Cristian Gamboa Practically nullified the influence of Rodriguez. 7

Oscar Duarte Scored a fantastic diving header. 8

Giancarlo Gonzalez Hit the side netting and defended heroically. 7

Michael Umana – Enjoyed facing up with Stuani. 7

Junior Diaz Conceded the penalty with a rugby tackle on Lugano. 6

Celso Borges Put some dangerous balls into the box. 7

Yeltsin Tejeda Showed neat footwork in the middle of the park. 7

Christian Bolanos His free kicks caused Uruguay problems all night. 7

Bryan Ruiz – The Fulham man captained his side and lead from the front. 7

Joel Campbell (man of the match) Excellent throughout, maybe Arsenal do have decent strikers. Scored an emphatic goal. 9


Cubero Helped see the result out for the Costa Ricans. 7

Marcus Urena Scored with his first touch. 8

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