Ecuador beat Costa Rica 3-0 to make last 16 at World Cup
Hamburg: Ecuador beat Costa Rica 3-0 Thursday in their second match in Group A at the World Cup, entering the knock-out stage of the tournament together with hosts Germany.
Striker Carlos Tenorio scored the opener only in the 8th minute into the game as he knocked the ball into the net off a cross from midfielder Luis Valencia.
The Ecuadorans continued their attacks after the break and Agustin Delgado scored the second in 54th minute, leaving the Costa Ricans dumbfounded.
Ivan Kaviedes kicked the ball into the net after midfielder Edison Mendez found him in the penalty box in the injury time.
Both Delgado and Tenorio scored apiece when playing against Poland on June 9.
Throughout the match, the Ecuadorans leashed continuous attacks on the Costa Ricans, forcing goalkeeper Jose Porras to either dive or par off many a threats.
Their attacks were forceful and their defence stable, leaving few chances for the Costa Ricans to strike the ball into the box.
Earlier Ecuador defeated Poland 2-0 in their first game in this World Cup.