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Mexico beats Costa Rica in shootout, reaches Gold Cup semis

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo (3) reacts and shows a leg tattoo of his son after making the winning penalty kick against Costa Rica during the shooto...
Mexico players swarm goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (13) after he stopped the penalty kick by Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller to give the team the win ...
Mexico defender Luis Rodriguez (21) and Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) go for a head ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer q...
Costa Rica defender Kendall Waston (19) falls as he kicks the ball away from Mexico forward Raul Jimenez during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup ...
Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller (4) chases Mexico forward Rodolfo Pizarro (20) as he brings the ball downfield during the first half of a CONCACAF ...
Mexico forward Uriel Antuna (22) watches as his shot on goal is caught by Costa Rica goalkeeper Leonel Moreira (23) as defender Bryan Oviedo (8) also ...
Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado (18) gets the ball in front of Costa Rica forward Alvaro Saborio during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer...
Mexico midfielder Jesus Gallardo (23) pushes Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) who tries to keep the ball inbounds during the first half of a CONC...

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo (3) reacts and shows a leg tattoo of his son after making the winning penalty kick against Costa Rica during the shooto...

Mexico players swarm goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (13) after he stopped the penalty kick by Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller to give the team the win ...

Mexico defender Luis Rodriguez (21) and Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) go for a head ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer q...

Costa Rica defender Kendall Waston (19) falls as he kicks the ball away from Mexico forward Raul Jimenez during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup ...

Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller (4) chases Mexico forward Rodolfo Pizarro (20) as he brings the ball downfield during the first half of a CONCACAF ...

Mexico forward Uriel Antuna (22) watches as his shot on goal is caught by Costa Rica goalkeeper Leonel Moreira (23) as defender Bryan Oviedo (8) also ...

Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado (18) gets the ball in front of Costa Rica forward Alvaro Saborio during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer...

Mexico midfielder Jesus Gallardo (23) pushes Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell (12) who tries to keep the ball inbounds during the first half of a CONC...

HOUSTON (AP) — Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 in a penalty shootout Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The match ended 1-1 through extra time.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa denied Keysher Fuller in sudden death to send Mexico to its seventh consecutive semifinal.

Raul Jimenez scored in the 44th minute to give Mexico the lead before halftime.

Bryan Ruiz tied the score for 39th-ranked Costa Rica in the 52nd minute with a penalty kick after he was taken down by Luis Alfonso Rodríguez.

In the first game of the doubleheader, Haiti overcame a two-goal deficit and beat Canada, 3-2.

The 18th-ranked Mexicans will face 101st-ranked Haiti on Tuesday at Glendale, Arizona.

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Updated : 2020-12-02 05:52 GMT+08:00