World Cup Brazil: Draw between Germany and Ghana in great soccer match: 2-2
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 25, June 2014
Rio de Janeiro — The 2014 World Cup soccer in Brazil continues to present the fans with great soccer matches. In the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza, this time the
soccer teams of Germany and Ghanaplayed an epic soccer battle. The West Africans took the lead, but thanks to a record goal of Miroslav Klose, Germany could equalize. Final score: 2-2.
The Germans are doing fine after two
soccer matches in World Cup Group G. Die Mannschaft has four points now.
Later tonight, the United States can get six points against Portugal, which currently has no points.
In the last group match, Germany will play versus the team of compatriot Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of Team USA.
In the first half, Ghana came closest to scoring.
After half an hour Sulley Muntari took a great shot, but German keeper Manuel Neuer stood his ground. Germany could penetrate at the left side a number of times.
Mesut Özil passed to Thomas Müllera few times, but he was strongly defended. Sami Khedira got the ball of the same Ozil, but his attempt was to weak.
After the break, the soccer clash erupted.
German soccer prodigy Mario Götzescored for Germany after 51 minutes, slightly lucky. However, Ghana made a great comeback. Andre Ayew neutralized the opening goal, already three minutes after Götze's goal. Furthermore, after a brilliant pass from Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan scored Ghana's second goal.
Nevertheless, who else but
Miroslav Klosescored the equalizer. Two minutes after he replaced Götze, the forward of Lazio Roma struck goal. It was Klose's fifteenth goal in the history of the World Cup. This is a record that the 36-year-old striker shares with Brasil's Ronaldo (active at World Cups 1998, 2002 and 2006). In the compelling final phase of the soccer match between Germany and Ghana, there were no more goals. Perhaps the best soccer match so far of World Cup 2014 did not deserve a winner anyway...
Matches & Standings Group G - World Cup 2014