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RECAP: Costa Rica jumps on Guadeloupe early in Gold Cup win

Jun 6, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) controls the ball in the first half against Honduras during the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals soccer series third place match at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) controls the ball in the first half against Honduras during the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Finals soccer series third place match at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Costa Rica scored twice in the first 21 minutes and went on to defeat Guadeloupe 3-1 in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C match on Monday night in Orlando.

Joel Campbell scored in the sixth minute and Ariel Lassiter tallied in the 21st minute. Guadeloupe’s Raphael Mirval cut the deficit to one with a goal five minutes into first-half stoppage time.

In the second half, Celso Borges scored in the 70th minute to ice the win.

Group C play will resume Thursday with Guadeloupe facing Jamaica, followed by Suriname vs. Costa Rica. Earlier Monday, Jamaica blanked Suriname 2-0, also in Orlando.

–Field Level Media