Saborio sends Ticos to semis
Alvaro Saborio scored twice to lead Costa Rica to a 5-1 victory over Guadeloupe and into the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. With the victory in the new state-of-the-art home of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, Costa Rica booked a semi-final match in Chicago with either Mexico or Haiti, who square off in the remaining quarter-final.
Armando Alonso played a role in the first two goals, passing the ball to Borges, whose bicycle kick bounced once and landed just inside the goal of keeper Marius Fausta.
"It was a great pass by Alonso," Borges said. "I didn't think twice about it. I just let the play guide me."
"We started the game not concentrating," said Guadeloupe coach Roger Salnot. "We were out of sorts. Giving up two goals was a big blow. We couldn't change the course of the game."