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Mexico Vs. Costa Rica, Gold Cup 2011: Andres Guardado Brace Makes It 3-0 To El Tri

Now this is getting embarrassing. After just 23 minutes of play, what was billed as potentially one of the great games of the tournament has turned into an absolutely atrocious performance from Costa Rica. Thanks to another goal by Andres Guardado - this one considerably more stoppable than the first - Mexico now have a 3-0 lead over the Ticos and can likely coast to w in, all nine points in the group, and the top seed in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.

Guardado scored this goal cutting into the box onto his weaker right foot from his left wing position. The keeper looked like he didn't respect Guardado's ability to shoot with his right at all, which turned out to be a big mistake. Guardado hit a hard, low shot to the near post that flew into the back of the net, giving El Tri an incredible 3-0 lead.

For more on Mexico vs. Costa Rica, the 2011 Gold Cup (Copa Oro), and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican football blog FMF State Of Mind.