Mexico vs. Costa Rica live score, updates, highlights from CONCACAF Nations League semifinal

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Mexico are one semifinal victory away from setting up another title match between them and the USA. El Tri face Costa Rica for the right to take on the Americans in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League final in Denver.

The Mexican national team will look to continue its historical dominance over a Costa Rican side that is experiencing a tough stretch of results and a personnel crisis (nine players out due to injury or COVID-19). But the Ticos will be confident in their ability to keep things close after their narrow 1-0 exhibition loss against Mexico in March.

Tata Martino has Mexico on a roll, winning 21 of his 25 matches at the helm. The reigning CONCACAF Gold Cup champions, who are missing their top forward, Raul Jimenez, are keen on showing they are still the best team in the region by adding a first Nations League title to their trophy case.

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Mexico vs. Costa Rica live score

1H 2H Final
Mexico 0
Costa Rica 0

Mexico vs. Costa Rica live updates, highlights

44th min.: Lozano with another shot from distance that doesn’t trouble the Ticos. The low percentage attempts are not going to trouble goalkeeper Moreira, who’s in fine form today.

39th min.: Another fantastic save by Costa Rica’s Moreira. He leaps to stop a first-time shot by Hector Herrera after a well-worked build-up by the Mexicans.

38th min.: Chucky Lozano blasts high from distance. The pro-Mexico crowd is going nuts every time the ball gets to the feet of Lozano and Lainez.

36th min.: Costa Rica have grown into the game. They’ve now enjoyed a spell of possession and they’re reaching Mexico’s penalty area. Good showing so far from the Ticos.

28th min.: Costa Rica with another chance on the break and it’s Alonso Martinez whose attempt is off the mark. They’re finding spaces in the Mexico backline.

25th min.: Dangerous chance for Costa Rica and Mexico ‘keeper Memo Ochoa has to come up with the stop on a blast by Fuller who pushed into the attack.

21st min.: Yellow card to Francisco Calvo for a foul on Chucky Lozano outside the box. Set piece for Mexico. Guardado aims straight at goal, but misses the target.

21st min.: Great work by center forward Henry Martin in the box and he serves it up for Diego Lainez on a platter, but the youngster pulls it wide.

20th min.: On a set piece the ball gets to Araujo in the box but he blasts the ball wide.

18th min.: Costa Rica seemed to have settled down some more after an energetic start by Mexico.

8th min.: Flurry of chances for Mexico. Chucky Lozano with a fantastic acrobatic effort and Ticos GK Moreira comes up with the big stop.

4th min.: Diego Lainez already proving a pain for the Ticos. They have to foul him out on the left.

1st min.: We’re off. Mexico playing with three defenders. Tata Martino wants numbers in the attack.

10:02 p.m. ET: Mexico and Costa Rica in warmups. Just minutes away from getting underway.

Mexico vs. Costa Rica starting lineups

The starting lineups are out. Mexico unleash their most attack-minded lineup against a Costa Rica side that will rely on veteran hands Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell. Also look out for Ticos winger Randall Leal, who could be a surprise factor in the match:


Starting Lineup (3-4-3, left to right): 13 Guillermo Ochoa — 15 Hector Moreno, 4 Edson Alvarez, 2 Nestor Araujo — 19 Gerardo Arteaga, 18 Andres Guardado, 16 Hector Herrera, 20 Uriel Antuna — 14 Diego Lainez, 22 Hirving Lozano, 9 Henry Martin

Available Subs: Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota, Luis Romo, Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Jorge Sanchez, Sebastian Cordova, Jesus Gallardo, Orbelin Pineda, Carlos Rodriguez, Jesus Corona, Alan Pulido

Costa Rica

Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 23 Leonel Moreira — 8 Bryan Oviedo, 15 Francisco Calvo, 6 Oscar Duarte, 4 Keysher Fuller — 17 Yeltsin Tejeda, 5 Celso Borges — 11 Randall Leal, 10 Bryan Ruiz (captain), 21 Alonso Martinez — 12 Joel Campbell

Available Subs: 1 Esteban Alvarado, 18 Patrick Sequeira, 3 Aaron Salazar, 19 Giancarlo Gonzalez, 22 Joseph Mora, 13 Allan Cruz, 14 Bernald Alfaro, 20 Gerson Torres, 2 Ariel Lassiter, 7 Johan Venegas, 9 Jurguens Montenegro

How to watch Mexico vs. Costa Rica in USA

  • Date: Thursday, June 3
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
  • TV channels: Univision, TUDN Deportes
  • Live stream: Paramount+, fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The match will be available in Spanish on Univision and TUDN TV and will be streamed live in English on Paramount+ and fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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