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FULL TIME: Germany 2-2 Ghana

How do you rate Ghana’s performance against Germany?

Which Black Stars players impressed the most?

90+3′ Referee ends it all here. Ghana have held Germany to a thrilling 2-3 draw in Fortaleza.

90+2′ Wakaso threads in a ball but it is cut out quite comfortably. Sulley Muntari gives away a free kick in a dangerous position and also gets booked. He is out of the next game.

90+1′ Dauda punches out and now Ghana with a chance to win it, but Asamoah Gyan is disappointingly flagged offside.

90′ Germany with a chance, but Klose’s shot goes agonizingly wide. We’ll be doing three minutes of added on time as Ghana concede a corner.

88′ Agyemang-Badu takes from Ozil but Ghanalose it again. Ball into Gyan, he takes, but its wide. All the chances coming through now for both sides.

86′ Jordan Ayew shoots, but Neuer gathers. Germany go on a counter.

85′ Germany with the ball, the nerves rising all over the place with some few minutes left as Kwadwo Asamoah clears yet another dangerous ball.

84′ Germany with a corner kick. Headed out as Andre Ayew wins a free kick.

83′ Germany’s attack is snuffed out as Asamoah Gyan beats Hummels very skillfully but Jordan Ayew is caught offside on the pass.

82′ Andre Ayew goes on a solo run and hits one but it is saved quite coolly by Neuer.

81′ Referee awards a harsh free kick to Germany. Sulley Muntari the culprit.

80′ Ghana trying to make a push for the winner as Kwadwo Asamoah is bundled over.

79′ Wakaso concedes a free kick just inside his own hallf. Fatawu Dauda however comes out well to grab.

78′ Agyemang-Badu hits one from deep but it goes wide.

77′ Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu comes on for Rabiu Mohammed.

76′ Ghana have a vital free kick to defend, Dauda gets his wall in check. Four players behind the ball for Germany but Schweinsteiger who eventually takes shoots wide.

75′ Fatawu Dauda with a great save but Ghana concedes a free kick in a dangerous position.

74′ Germany back in control of the game but the fans are firmly behind the Black Stars.

73′ Wakaso concedes a corner kick. Ghana very vulnerable to the aerial balls. Schweinsteiger wins the header but it goes wide.

72′ Mubarak Wakaso replaces Christian Atsu for Ghana.

71′ Miroslav Klose taps in after an iniitally won header, GOOOOAAALLL!!!!!

69′ Germany with the ball but Ghana have 10 men behind it, John Boye heads clear to concede a corner.

68′ Double change for Germany – Miroslav Klose comes on for Mario Goetze as Bastian Schweinsterger also replaces Sami Khedira.

67′ Corner to Ghana after a delightful passage of play. The Black Stars are exciting the crowd here. They are surely the shining light of Africa.

66′ Jonathan Mensah with an intelligent clearance as Jordan Ayew goes on a run but his final delivery is very poor with Gyan in space to pounce.

65′ Germany laying siege in and around the Ghana penalty area trying to carve out a chance.

64′ Ghana have a deserved lead here against the European giants and the stadium is buzzing.

63′ Sulley Muntari slips in Asamoah Gyan, he is one-on-one with Neuer and scores. GOOOOAAALLL!!!!

61′ Gyan couldn’t beat Hummels on that one-on-one situation.

60′ Germany beginning to press again but Jordan Ayew comes away with the ball. Gyan goes in hard for Hummels to give away a needless free kick.

59′ Asamoah Gyan stopped in his tracks by Hummels as Atsu concedes a throw-in.

58′ Joachim Low prowling around his technical area, He has been stunned.

57′ Sulley Muntari slices his free kick wide.

56′ The Stadium is buzzing with most of the fans rooting for the Black Stars as Harrisson Afful wins a free kick.

55′ Atsu turns his marker but Howedes recovers to save the situation.

54′ Andre Ayew gets on the end of a Harrison Afful cross and scores the equalizer. GOOOOAAALLLL!!!! He left Neuer with no chance whatsoever. The Black Stars are still alive in this competition.

53′ Play is disrupted with a lose fan on the field of play. He is ushered out by Sulley Muntari after an embrace.

52′ Kevin-Prince Boateng is replaced by Jordan Ayew.

51′ Mario Goetze ghosts his way in behind the Ghana defence to head in the opener. GOOOOAAAALL!!

50′ Jordan Ayew is stripped and ready to come on, perhaps for Kevin-Prince Boateng.

49′ Rabiu Mohammed draws a clever foul. Ghana gets going already.

48′ Thrown-in now to Germany. Howedes throws it to Lahm but Boye is there to clear.

47′ Harrison Afful use his strenght to shepherd the ball out for a goal kick.

46′ Ghana with a throw-in on the near side, trying to work the ball in-behind the Germany defence but the Europeans come away with the ball and can now counter.

45′ Ghana gets us underway for the second half and launches one straight into the Germany half. Meanwhile Jerome Boateng was replaced by Shkodran Mustafi at the start of the second half.

Players making their way back for the start of the second half.

Both Germany and Ghana teams lining up for the observation of anthems

Both Germany and Ghana teams lining up for the observation of anthems

What do you make of Ghana’s performance in the first half?

Which player impressed you the most?

Is there something lacking and what changes do you expect coach Kwesi Appiah to come up with in the second half to ensure victory for the Black Stars?

45+1′Referee blows his whistle to end the half.

45′ Ghana win a decent chance but Jonathan Mensah couldn’t get enough power on his final shot. One minute added on here at the end of regulation time.

44′ Ghana wins a corner kick with Andre Ayew’s header deflecting off Mertesacker.

43′ Ghana getting going again, Mensah passes to Asamoah who assesses his options.

42′ Ball over the top for Christian Atsu but he is flagged offside.

41′ Harrison Afful crosses in on the overlap but his cross was too near to Neuer who gathers.

40′ Gyan wins an intelligent free kick for Ghana having survived a dangerous Germany attack.

39′ Atsu bundles over Kroos to give away a free kick. Germany look to make the most of it but the Ghana defence remains resolute.

38′ Germany build from the back and as usual slowly.

37′ Mesut Ozil strikes one but Fatawu Dauda grabs coolly.

36′ Corner taken but Jonathan Mensah heads out, ball comes in again and Mensah this time around gets more punch in his defensive header.

35′ Now Germany take over but playing withing their own half. A quick passing by Germany lets in Ozil but his cut back has been put behind for a corner kick.

34′ Asamoah Gyan breaks free but his final shot was very poor. Another chance gone abegging for the Black Stars.

33′ Ghana beginning to control the game now with a little under 15 minutes to the end of the half.

32′ Ball still with the Black Stars after a failed attack. Muntari hits one but Neuer punches clear. What a bullet of a shot!!!

30′ Ghana retaining possession well but are living dangerously with so many back passes.

28′ Goetze loses his marker but John Boye does well to recover and intercept the ball behind for a corner. Fatawu Dauda comes out to make a clean catch.

27′ Both Joachim Low and Kwesi Appiah are on their feet, they just don’t want to miss any piece of the action.

25′ Ghana also finding it difficult to pick their passes, perhaps due to their cautious posture this afternoon.

24′ Neat back heel by Ozil to Kroos but Atsu tracks back well to put in a leg to spoil the attack.

23′ The Germans finding it extremely difficult to breakdown Ghana having bossed most parts of the game.

22′ Jonathan Mensah with a neat acrobatic clearance. That attacked look very dangerous with Ozil pulling the strings from midfield.

21′ Germany with the ball in their own half now. Ghana adopting a wait and see attitude.

20′ Ozil picks up a lose ball on the near side, drives in one to meet the sliding Muller but the ball rolls out for a Ghana goal kick.

19′ Kevin-Prince Boateng shoots from the edge of the German box but it lacked power and direction.

18′ Ozil cuts back from the edge of the box to Khedira who shoots but Fatawu Dauda had that covered.

17′ Asamoah Gyan is the lone man up front for the Black Stars, Ghana clearly playing with a packed midfield to stifle the fluid German attack.

16′ Germany take possession and try to build slowly once more again. Ghana have enough men behind the ball.

15′ Toni Kroos hits a long one in search of Ozil on the near side but it goes out for a Ghana throw-in.

14′ Ball now with Kwadwo Asamoah but his cross-field pass intended for Christian Atsu was poor. Goes out for a throw-in to Germany.

13′ Ghana now getting some of the possession and have so far had the best of chances in the game.

12′ Ghana take a quick free kick, chance for Ghana with s trike from deep – not sure who it was – but it has been parried away by Neuer.

11′ The German teasing out the Ghana defence. Ball cut back to dangerman Muller but his shot is blocked by Boye. Ghana living dangerously.

10′ The game going through a stale phase with no one taking the initiative.

8′ Here comes a German attack, Goetze lobs one into the box but Jonathan Mensah coolly heads back to his goalkeeper to ease the pressure.

7′ Ghana begining to get out of their defensive shell gradually but with immense caution.

6′ Long ball from Muntari to Atsu on the far side, he cuts the ball back for Gyan who shoots way over. First chance goes to Ghana but it is missed by Asamoah Gyan.

5′ Germany have dominated the early minutes but are yet to threaten. The Black Stars struggling to get goiong here.

4′ A through ball played in for Muller but Jonathan Mensah races back to clear.

3′ Free kick to Ghana just inside the Germany half after Sulley Muntari was bundles over.

2′ A welcome goal kick to Ghana as an attempted German attack comes to an end.

1′ Germany get us underway but their being held in their own half.

Ghana Lineup: Fatawu Dauda, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atus, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Andre Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Mohammed Rabiu, Jonathan Mensah, Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye and Harrison Afful.

Germany Lineup: Manuel Nauer, Benedikt Howedes, Mats Hummels, Samio Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Philip Lahm, Per Mertasacker, Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Jerome Boateng.

The Black Stars in all-red today with Germany in their usual all-white strip.

The anthems have been observed and the teams are now exchanging pleasantries after which they will go for their official pre-match photographs.

It is now time for the national anthems, Germany first.

The teams have been ushered out from their tunnel amidst a huge roar from the fans.

evin-Prince Boateng will be squaring off against his brother Jerome

evin-Prince Boateng will be squaring off against his brother Jerome

We are coming to you live from the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza where Ghana attempts to record a famous win over giants Germany in their second group game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Josh says:

    Look, Ghana has an excellent squad this year; but your team missed its best opportunity for 3 points when they failed to capitalize against the US. You will lose to Germany, so just hope it’s not by an embarrassing margin. Perhaps you can get a meaningless, but encouraging result against Portugal.

  2. Ghfuo says:

    John boye is a horrible defender. How do u let muller to get inside you? We need 1touch passing

  3. Ghfuo says:

    Remove boye. He is giving me fits. Bring on sumaila. We need 1 touch passes

  4. Ghfuo says:

    Move without the ball! The players are standing idle

  5. Josh says:

    A courageous first half from Ghana… you should be proud.

  6. Nana(RSA) says:

    So far so good.

  7. Boro says:

    Once again our top scorer Asamoah Ğyan failing to live up to expectation by missing out Ghana’s two most clearest chances yet AA says he is the most dependable. An opportunity Waris will not miss. Suarez elsewhere even at half fit never dis appoint. Hmmm.

  8. Reef says:

    The Germans look nervous and tired..So far we look the better side and should have no problem picking up the 3 points..
    Ghana 2-0 Germany
    The selection looks ok and full of confidence.. Fatau has been excellent so far..
    Go Ghana!
    Yensro bronii

  9. Ghfuo says:

    @josh. FUCK you! Essien or acquah for rabiu. Sub him he has 1 yellow

    • Ghfuo says:

      Wat did Badu come to do in this game? U have essien n acquah in a must win and u bring in Badu. Stupid aa. Essien has much experience, and acquah played more games for.club than Badu. No u bring Badu? Mmmccttcchheee http://www.fcac! I insult this guy nnppl say I’m disrespect ingredients….

  10. Ghfuo says:

    Ls remove bohe, boye sub him now!

  11. Josh says:

    @Ghfuo… I’m sorry you felt the need to respond to me with vulgarity.

    That was a nice goal by Ghana.

  12. kk says:

    Bring on Waris and Badu, not Jordan!

  13. kk says:

    Bring on energetic players who can also defend and score, NOW!

  14. Josh says:

    What an excellent finish by Gyan. The Black Stars may yet prove me wrong.

  15. kk says:

    Jordan! Pass the ball!

  16. Nana Adwoa T. Kese says:

    Please AA bring on rashid sumaila

  17. kk says:

    Akwasi Appiah, have you seen coaching? You always bring on players?

  18. Nana Adwoa T. Kese says:

    Tactically any good coach will bring Afriyie and rashid sumaila

  19. Josh says:

    Klose equalizes, but a draw would be a victory for Ghana.

  20. Ghfuo says:

    Ah is boye afraid of aerial ball?. Muntari is jumping on defense. U are not..

  21. kk says:

    AA brain frozen again? Make substitutions!

  22. Ghfuo says:

    Akwasi appiah sub boye ooooo

  23. Ghfuo says:

    Stupid aa. Now it will take an injury to force boye out.u a fool indeed! Gh should win all 3 games. Now look

  24. Josh says:

    Historic result for Ghana. I’m not too proud to say I was wrong.

    Well done, Ghana.

    If US can find a win tomorrow, we are through automatically.

    I believe that we will win!

  25. kk says:

    AA fired! Why always your favorite players instead of the right players? Why Jordan and not Waris?

  26. Big E says:

    It looks like the elephant lied!!

  27. Ghfuo says:

    AA is the one giving us all these problems. Wat did Badu come n do in this game? Mensah is the reason we didn’t conceded more goals. I don’t know why boye was even brought in in the 2half. Kpb is not committed. We don’t need him. Acquah would have hustled better. Aa is mentally constipated. Imagine kasa on the wings today. He would have gotten into the 18nuff times! We needed for go.win today. How are we going to beat Portugal with more goals? It’s possible but not easy . Boyee should have seen that Goetze had gotten inside of afful. Before the cross was sent. He went totally for wats going on from afar. Rather than paying attention to what was beside him, goetze

    • Boro says:

      @ghfuo i doubt whether you know the Ghanaian players because i do not understand the issue of Boye was brought in the second half bla bla Plus no clearity in whatever point you are trying to raise here. So come clear!

  28. Boro says:

    Ghana would have won the match by 3 goals to 1 or 2 had this stupid, naive and selfish Jordan not foolishly decided to go for glory. Very sad that one Ayew does great and the other behaves like an idiot. Just a simple square pass and look at what he did. I think he has no bussiness on the field henceforth.

  29. OHENENANA says:

    Waris not Jordan should have played Waris can create chances and score goals

  30. Josh says:

    @Ghfuo Your football knowledge is so great that I am surprised you are not the Ghana coach. It is a national travesty that you are consigned to being a whining ignoramus who’s voice is only heard on this obscure website.

    Seriously, though, Ghana should be proud of this draw… your WC hopes are still alive and you played a world power to a stalemate.

  31. duba says:

    Come on guys boye did great and the boys did well just that jordan was the only problem boro kasa na ghana nso kasa too much na aden sideline coaches

  32. sani says:

    Ghana dier sideline coaches na dorso mukasa tooo much what did boye do

  33. mcro says:

    Where is mumbi n cheneke?
    They shld bow their heads in shame!

  34. PITO says:

    @Josh, what makes you think USA is a better soccer nation than Ghana? muahahahahahahaaa. That win You guys had over us after playing only 30% of the game was from a Sucker punch goal so much so that even Brooks couldnt believe he had just scored so late in the game.
    After sacrificing Altidore and Bedoya to unchallenged injuries just to revenge u reckon u guys stand a chance against portugal?

  35. Sj says:

    Good play by Ghana. AA would have started Waris if he was 100% fit. He/Waris might play the next game – from a realiable source. Go Ghana!!

  36. Choker says:

    9ja— 4pts
    CIV— 3pts
    Gh—–1pt
    Cam—-0
    Alg——0
    There is hope for Africa!