In the first half, Costa Rica actually more opportunities than Swiss. Costa Rica recorded six shots, four of which were on target. Meanwhile, Switzerland only recorded three shots and only one was right on target.
However, Switzerland actually managed to end the first half with a 1-0 advantage. The Swiss goal was scored by Blerim Dzemaili in the 31st minute.
This goal started from Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross into the penalty box. Breel Embolo then decided heading the ball towards Dzemaili than heading the ball into goal.
This decision is appropriate because Dzemaili directly answer it with a hard kick that can not afford Keylor Navas. After winning 1-0 in the first half, Switzerland still get fierce resistance from Costa Rica. Costa Rica seems unconcerned by the fact that they have been eliminated from the World Cup.
Persistence Costa Rica bear fruit positive in the 56th minute. Starting from a corner kick released by Joel Campbell, central defender Kendall Waston managed to head the ball into the goal to change the score to 1-1.
After playing each other open and produced a number of chances, Switzerland finally able to score the second goal in the 88th minute. Substitute, Josip Drmic able to nest into the goal and change the score to 2-1.
When Switzerland thinks it has successfully held three points in hand, Costa Rica able to equalize in the third minute of injury time. Yann Sommer’s own goal made it 2-2 at the end.
Switzerland ended the game with runner-up status of group E and will advance to the round of 16 large.
Composition of Players
Yann Sommer; Stephan Lichsteiner, Fabian Schaer, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami (Denis Zakaria 60), Granite Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri (Michael Lang 81), Blerim Dzemaili, Breel Embolo; Mario Gavranovic (Josip Drmic 69)
Costa Rica (5-4-1)
Keylor Navas; Cristian Gamboa (Ian Smith 90), Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Kendall Waston, Bryan Oviedo; Bryan Ruiz, Celso Borges, David Guzman (Randall Azofeifa 90), Daniel Solera (Rodney Wallace, Joel Campbell