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World Cup 2014: Ghana and Germany draw 2-2 in Fortaleza

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The Black Stars fought- and kept their qualification chances alive as they drew 2-2 with Germany in Fortaleza on Saturday night.

Ghana stuck to a much disciplined approach to the game; sat back and played on the counter and grew in confidence as the game progressed.

There were few goal scoring opportunities for the Europeans in the half but they as they struggled to get the right deliver to the front men.

It was barren at the interval.


Mario Gotze scored the opener in the 51st minute when he connected from a Tomas Muller cross to plant the ball in with his left foot.

Andre Ayew restored parity three minutes later when he beat Manuel Neur at his far post; Harrison Afful sent in a cross after a quick break, Ayew rose above the defence men to nod in his second goal of the competition.

Ghana upped the tempo and continued to push forward for the second. The goal finally came in the 63rd minute, when Sulley Muntari’s through ball fell to the feet of Asamoah Gyan, with the keeper at his mercy, the striker calmly buried the ball into the net.

In search of the equaliser, Loew brought on striker Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger and two minutes later Klose scored from close range to level the scores.

There were chances for both sides in the remaining time, with Muller having the best chance before defender Kwadwo Asamoah made an inch-perfect tackle in the penalty area to clear the danger.

The draw puts Germany on four points from two games, with Ghana on one. The United States (three points) play Portugal (zero points) on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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