Costa Rica vs Germany LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score, goals and updates after Serge Gnabry makes breakthrough

“We need to perform and deliver,” Flick on Costa Rica game

Germany meet Costa Rica in a must-win Group E match at the 2022 World Cup this evening as they look to secure a place in the last-16.

The five-time world champions are on the brink since a shock defeat to Japan in their opening game but were rescued by a late goal against Spain to keep them in the tournament.

To qualify they need to defeat Costa Rica and hope that Spain avoid losing to Japan in the other fixture.

Costa Rica could also qualify after a win against Japan last time out. Their goal difference is terrible following a 7-0 thrashing to Spain meaning they must better Japan’s result tonight to qualify ahead of Germany.

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HT Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

In the other Group E match of the night Spain lead Japan 1-0 at half-time meaning that as it stands both Spain and Germany will be heading into the last-16.

Japan need to defeat Spain to pip the Germans into second place.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:56


HT Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

Serge Gnabry sent Germany ahead with just 10 minutes on the clock but Germany will be irked that they didn’t add to their lead.

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Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:52


Half-time: Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

45+1 mins: Germany go into the break with a slender one goal lead. Costa Rica had a great chance to equalise right at the end of the half but Manuel Neuer denied Keysher Fuller a second World Cup goal.

Hansi Flick will want his team to score again to be certain of a victory here. He’ll be remembering the Japan game where Germany shipped two goals in eight minutes.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:48


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

42 mins: Save! A simple long ball up the pitch from Costa Rica sees David Raum miss the ball as he attempts to control it before Antonio Rudiger has his pocket picked by Keysher Fuller.

He touches the ball into the box and shoots but Manuel Neuer is on hand to push the ball over the top of the crossbar!

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:43


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

39 mins: Close! Raum sends a throw in up to Thomas Muller who dinks the ball into the box for Serge Gnabry who flicks and spins his way into space before curling a decent effort just wide of the far post!

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:40


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

36 mins: Chance! Serge Gnabry flicks a pass round the corner to play Jamal Musiala into the box. The youngster shuffles past two defenders before poking a right-footed shot wide of the far post!

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:37


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

35 mins: Close! With nothing really on for him Kimmich has a go from range and blasts a dipping shot towards goal. It’s a good effort but Keylor Navas gets in behind it.

The goalkeeper spills the ball though and Thomas Muller almost pounces but Kendall Watson holds him off allowing Navas to leap on top of it.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:35


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

33 mins: Costa Rica are set deep and are holding their line refusing to come out and engage Germany’s creative players. Joshua Kimmich whips in a cross from the right side but overhits it and can’t pick out a teammate.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:34


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

30 mins: Costa Rica seemingly have six men in the back line yet still Germany are finding loads of space in the final third. Ilkay Gundogan tries to float in a cross but his effort is charged down.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:33


Costa Rica 0-1 Germany

27 mins: David Raum swings a corner into the box for Germany – it’s their fifth of the match – but Costa Rica deal with this one easily enough.

The don’t keep the ball for long as the Germans recover the clearance and look to attack once again.

Michael Jones1 December 2022 19:28

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