Canada beats Costa Rica 1-0 with a goal scored by J. David

EDMONTON. Canada prevails over Costa Rica 1-0 after J. David scored just 1 goal (57').

Canada beats Costa Rica 1-0 with a goal scored by J. David

EDMONTON. Canada beats Costa Rica 1-0 after J. David scored just 1 goal (57′). Canada was unquestionably superior in terms of ball possession (62%) was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Commonwealth Stadium stadium in Edmonton on Saturday and it started at 2:05 am local time. The referee was Ismail Elfath with the support of Corey Parker and Kyle Atkins. The 4th official was Nima Saghafi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 2 degrees Celsius or 35.65 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 62 Ball Possession 38
Shots
  • 14 Total 7
  • 2 On Target 1
  • 8 Off Target 4
  • 4 Shots blocked 2
  • 49 Attack 38
  • 36 Dangerous attack 18
  • 0 Ball safe 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 10 Corners 2
Fouls
  • 21 Total 23
  • 2 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 6

Ball possession

Canada had a strong ball possession 62% while Costa Rica was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Canada was has a more offensive attitude with 36 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Canada won the match​.

Canada shot 14 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Costa Rica shot 7 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Canada received 2 yellow cards (R. Laryea and S. Vitoria). On the opposite side, Costa Rica received 2 yellow cards (R. Blanco and J. Bennette).

Match Timeline

18'
24'
34'
57'
64'
64'
65'
70'
71'
71'
74'
82'
83'
83'
85'

Standings

Standings
28
14
28
14
21
14
11
14

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
3
4

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
10
4
6
4

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
9
3
3
3
0
0

    Group F

    Team
    Pts
    Pl
    Last 5
    3
    4

    After playing this contest, Canada will have 13 points to remain in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, Costa Rica will stay with 6 points like Jamaica and El Salvador to remain in the 5th place.

    Next matches

    In the next match in the WC Qualification Concacaf, Canada will host Mexico on the 17th of November with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Mexico (1 draw).

    Costa Rica will host Honduras on the 17th of November with a 3-2 head to head statistic in favor of Honduras (5 draws).

    Canada – Formation

    Canada
    G
    Milan Borjan 18.Canada
    7.3
    D
    Steven Vitória 5.Canada
    7.6
    34'
    D
    Sam Adekugbe 3.Canada
    7.1
    D
    Richie Laryea 22.Canada
    6.7
    71' 18'
    D
    Kamal Miller 4.Canada
    7.0
    M
    Mark-Anthony Kaye 14.Canada
    7.0
    71'
    M
    7.8
    M
    Liam Millar 21.Canada
    6.3
    65'
    M
    Tajon Buchanan 11.Canada
    6.6
    F
    Alphonso Davies 19.Canada
    6.7
    82'
    F
    Jonathan David 20.Canada
    7.7
    83' Goals57'
    Substitutes
    G
    James Pantemis 1.Canada
    G
    Maxime Crépeau 16.Canada
    D
    7.0
    71'
    D
    Doneil Henry 15.Canada
    D
    Derek Cornelius 23.Canada
    M
    M
    Samuel Piette 6.Canada
    M
    Atiba Hutchinson 13.Canada
    6.7
    71'
    M
    Jonathan Osorio 10.Canada
    6.8
    82'
    F
    Ike Ugbo 12.Canada
    6.6
    83'
    F
    Lucas Cavallini 9.Canada
    F
    Cyle Larin 17.Canada
    6.4
    65'

    Canada adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).

    The manager John Herdman decided to play with the following team: Milan Borjan (7.3), Richie Laryea (6.7), Steven Vitória (7.6), Kamal Miller (7.0), Sam Adekugbe (7.1), Tajon Buchanan (6.6), Stephen Eustáquio (7.8), Mark-Anthony Kaye (7.0), Liam Millar (6.3), Jonathan David (7.7) and Alphonso Davies (6.7).

    The home team had on the bench: Ike Ugbo (6.6), David Wotherspoon, Alistair Johnston (7.0), James Pantemis, Lucas Cavallini, Maxime Crépeau, Doneil Henry, Cyle Larin (6.4), Derek Cornelius, Samuel Piette, Atiba Hutchinson (6.7) and Jonathan Osorio (6.8).

    Substitutions

    Canada made 5 changes: L. Millar for C. Larin (64′), M. Kaye for A. Hutchinson (71′), R. Laryea for A. Johnston (71′), A. Davies for J. Osorio (82′) and J. David for I. Ugbo (83′).

    Best player: Stephen Eustáquio​

    As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Canada was Stephen Eustáquio even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

    His rating is (7.8) with 77 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 11 crosses.

    Costa Rica – Formation

    Costa Rica
    G
    L. Moreira Ledezma 23.Costa Rica
    6.1
    D
    Bryan Oviedo 8.Costa Rica
    7.1
    D
    Ó. Duarte 6.Costa Rica
    6.7
    D
    Francisco Calvo 15.Costa Rica
    6.9
    D
    R. Blanco Mora 2.Costa Rica
    7.0
    74' 70'
    M
    O. Galo Calderón 14.Costa Rica
    7.1
    83'
    M
    Yeltsin Tejeda 17.Costa Rica
    6.6
    M
    Youstin Salas 16.Costa Rica
    6.9
    64'
    M
    Joel Campbell 12.Costa Rica
    6.6
    M
    Jewison Bennette 9.Costa Rica
    6.4
    64' 24'
    F
    J. Ortiz Picado 21.Costa Rica
    7.1
    85'
    Substitutes
    G
    K. Briceño 1.Costa Rica
    G
    A. Cruz 18.Costa Rica
    D
    Juan Pablo Vargas 3.Costa Rica
    D
    Keysher Fuller 4.Costa Rica
    6.8
    64'
    D
    Kendall Waston 19.Costa Rica
    M
    B. Ruiz 10.Costa Rica
    M
    Anthony Contreras 22.Costa Rica
    6.5
    74'
    M
    Aarón Suárez 22.Costa Rica
    83'
    M
    Celso Borges 5.Costa Rica
    6.8
    85'
    M
    J. Venegas 11.Costa Rica
    M
    A. Cruz 13.Costa Rica
    M
    Randall Leal 7.Costa Rica
    6.3
    64'

    Also Costa Rica adopted the conservative line-up (4-5-1).

    Luis Fernando Suárez Guzman played with: Leonel Moreira (6.1), Ricardo Blanco (7.0), Óscar Duarte (6.7), Francisco Calvo (6.9), Bryan Oviedo (7.1), Joel Campbell (6.6), Youstin Salas (6.9), Yeltsin Tejeda (6.6), Orlando Galo Calderon (7.1), Jewison Bennette (6.4) and José Guillermo Ortíz (7.1).

    The following players were sitting on the bench: Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller (6.8), Bryan Ruiz, Aarón Suárez (6.5), Aarón Suárez, Celso Borges (6.8), Johan Venegas, Kendall Waston, Kevin Briceño, Allan Cruz, Randall Leal (6.3), Aaron Cruz and Anthony Contreras.

    Substitutions

    Costa Rica made 5 changes: J. Bennette for R. Leal (64′), Y. Salas for K. Fuller (65′), R. Blanco for A. Contreras (74′), O. Galo for A. Suarez (83′) and J. G. Ortiz for C. Borges (85′).

    Best player: Bryan Oviedo​

    Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Costa Rica was Bryan Oviedo.

    His rating is (7.1) with 26 passes (65% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

    Results of the day

    These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Concacaf.​