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Germany, Ghana share spoils in Fortaleza thriller

Germany and Ghana shared the points in their Group G thriller in Fortaleza, which ended 2-2 and saw scorers Asamoah Gyan and Miroslav Klose reach personal benchmarks.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"At this tournament you can’t expect to attack all the time in every game. A solid defence is the foundation in these temperatures so as not to leave yourself too exposed," Joachim Low, Germany coach.

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18:00

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with us as we saw Germany and Ghana exchange four goals in a 20-minute period in the second half to finish 2-2. Our focus now turns to the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba and the final match of the day where Nigeria will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina at 6.00pm local Brazil time. Join us there as we continue our LIVE coverage of Matchday 10 at Brazil 2014.

17:56
Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA

Statistics

Ball possession

59%
41%
11Fouls Committed17
6Attempts On Target10
11Shots20
2Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
17:56
17:54
GÖTZE
GermanyGER
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

69MINUTES PLAYED41TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
17:54

FULL-TIME: What a match! The game ends with a scary moment as Thomas Muller is down after clashing heads with John Boye, but the 2-2 result gives Germany and Ghana a point each. After a slightly slow first-half, the second period took off and within 20 minutes we saw four great goals. The crowd at the Estadio Castelao was electric and were treated to a delightful game. This draw keeps all four teams in Group G in the hunt to move on to the Round of 16, with USA and Portugal meeting in Manaus tomorrow evening.

17:51
The final whistle sounds.
17:50
90'+ MUNTARI (Ghana) is booked by the referee.

Sulley Muntari takes down Toni Kroos at the edge of the area and earns a yellow card. That's his second of the competition and will miss Ghana's next match against Portugal.

17:50
90'+MUNTARI (Ghana) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:49
90'+MUNTARI (Ghana) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany).
17:49
90'+WAKASO (Ghana) is ruled offside.

Ghana have an unbelievable counter-attack on but the first pass to Mubarak Wakaso is whistled offside and halts momentum. That could have been it.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

Photos

360 Panoramic Photo

Line-ups

Germany
GermanyGER
Ghana
GhanaGHA
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
72'
70'
52'
Misses next match if booked
(C)
Misses next match if booked 78'
69'
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
70'
78'
69'
52'
46' HT
72'
CoachCoach
Joachim LOEW (GER)James APPIAH (GHA)

Match Facts

Fortaleza

Although it was officially founded as a village in 1726, and would only become the capital of Ceará in 1799, Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress') owes its name to the period between 1637 to 1654, when it was controlled by the Dutch, who built the Schoonenborch Fort.

Estadio Castelao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Castelao
  • CityFortaleza
  • Year constructed1973
  • Overall capacity60342

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 19 m/sWind
  • 61 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Sandro RICCI
    Brazil
    BrazilBRA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
  • Fourth official: Victor CARRILLO (PER)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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