Twitter Reacts as Costa Rica Score 2 Goals in 3 Minutes vs. Uruguay

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Twitter Reacts as Costa Rica Score 2 Goals in 3 Minutes vs. Uruguay
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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:

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:

Squawka couldn't believe what they were seeing when it happened:

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:

Bleacher Report's Karla Villegas Gama was more disappointed with Uruguay's defending:

Via WhoScored.com, Costa Rica were deadly efficient in front of goal:

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:

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:

This particular fan perhaps best summed up what a lot of people were thinking:

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.

 

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