GERMANY 2 – 2 GHANA

This game was supposed to be a win for ze Germans as Ghana have not played to their best in this tournament so far and Thomas Muller had previously scored a hat trick and was expected to score more in the next game.

It was, in fact, almost a defeat for Germany as Ghana lead the game 2-1 after they had scored two goals in reply to the first, by Gotze.

When the half time whistle went, it was 0-0 and it would be after the break when the Germans opened up the scoring.

It was not until the 51st minute when Mario Götze’s left footed shot from the centre of the box, went into the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller, who didn’t score today but did play his part in not losing, at least.

Ghana were quick to stage their comeback as in the 54th minute,  André Ayew’s header from the centre of the box went right into the bottom left corner of Germany’s goal, assisted by Harrison Afful, with a beautiful cross.

By the 62nd minute, Asamoah Gyan’s right footed shot from the centre of the box would hit the bottom left corner of the net, assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari with a through ball.

Germany had no intention of lying down and dying, though as in the 70th minute Miroslav Klose’s right footed shot from very close range would equalize, after Benedikt Höwedes had put in a corner. The game would remain end to end attacking, but there would be no more goals in the last twenty minutes of the match and Ghana seemed to have stolen two points away from Germany who were expected to win this and ended up with a draw.

KEY PLAYERS: Andre Ayew would start the comeback which almost ended in a 2-1 win for Ghana but they could not keep their lead.

Miroslav Klose helped the Germans not lose as he was the one who scored their second vital goal and with 14 World Cup goals (not just this tournament, all World Cups combined), he now holds the record for 2nd most World Cup goals scored by a player (Ronaldo of Brazil has the highest amount of goals scored in World Cups with 15).

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[written by] Stuart Drewery.

Stuart Drewery

I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family, including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.

I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.

 

 

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