Uruguay seemed to be in full control of their 2014 World Cup match against Costa Rica on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead into the dressing room thanks to a confident penalty from star striker Edinson Cavani.
Two quick goals from Joel Campbell and Oscar Duarte turned the match on its head, however, with the heavily favoured Uruguayans suddenly trailing a Costa Rican team many predicted to give up four or five goals against La Celeste.
Campbell first took advantage of some sloppy defending from the Uruguayans, slotting home from the edge of the box.
Goal.com's Nick Sabetti thought the team's first goal was well deserved:
Goal Costa Rica!! It was coming. Deserved. 1-1. Fascinating game. Uruguay in shock. #WorldCup— Nick Sabetti (@nicksabetti) June 14, 2014
Just three minutes later, Duarte put his team in front with a wonderful diving header, sending fans of the Central Americans into a state of delirium.
BetVictor couldn't stay as calm after the second, reporting the goal was Duarte's first ever for Costa Rica:
Costa Rica take SHOCK lead with Duarte scoring his first ever international goal.— BetVictor (@BetVictor) June 14, 2014
Squawka couldn't believe what they were seeing when it happened:
Game. Turned. On. Head. #CRC— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 14, 2014
Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl thought it was but the latest example of how the 2014 World Cup has lived up to its billing so far:
Amazing start for Costa Rica to 2nd half. Up 2-1 on Uruguay. What a great World Cup so far.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 14, 2014
Bleacher Report's Karla Villegas Gama was more disappointed with Uruguay's defending:
Painful to watch. Uruguay’s defense is just terrible.— Karla Villegas Gama (@karlitsv) June 14, 2014
Via WhoScored.com, Costa Rica were deadly efficient in front of goal:
Costa Rica: Have scored two goals from 3 shots on target against Uruguay tonight #URUvsCRC— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 14, 2014
Squawka couldn't help themselves, thinking Liverpool's Luis Suarez was sorely needed:
Duarte's fine header marked the second time we saw a wonderfully headed goal in two days, following Robin van Persie's splendid effort against Spain on Friday. Bleacher Report's Nick Akerman wondered whether he could use this in his betting:
What’s the odds on the Goal of the Tournament being a header?— Nick Akerman (@Nakerman) June 14, 2014
Eduardo Mendez is perhaps the team's biggest fan, and ESPN FC's Jason Davis had a feeling how he might be feeling about this:
Also, that screaming in Brooklyn is just @Mendez_FC. No cause for alarm.— Jason Davis (@davisjsn) June 14, 2014
This particular fan perhaps best summed up what a lot of people were thinking:
"Why are Costa Rica even in this World Cup?!"..... Oh wait.— Scott (@RedsOrDead) June 14, 2014
Costa Rica now have a lead to defend against a powerful Uruguayan side, but should they hold on, it will make for one massive upset few people had seen coming.
The chances for Uruguay to qualify over Italy or England would drastically decrease in case of a loss against the Costa Ricans, and the latter might suddenly believe they have a realistic chance of actually progressing to the next round of the 2014 World Cup.