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Ghana Beats South Korea 3-2 In a World Cup Thriller – Match Round-Up

Ghana Beats South Korea 3-2 In a World Cup Thriller

The Black Stars – Ghana have registered a terrific win over South Korea in a World Cup thriller which has given them a huge advantage in Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana took the early lead in the 24th minute if the game through a goal scored by Muhammed Salisu. Jordan Ayew and Muhammed Kudus stood over the free-kick. Kudus dummied and Ayew swung the ball into the box, where South Korea failed to clear and Salisu poked home in the ensuing scramble.

Here’s a view of Salisu’s finish from behind the net. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Here’s a view of Salisu’s finish from behind the net. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The Black Stars did not settle for one as they went on to score a second goal in the 34th minute of the game. On roll again, Jordan Ayew whipped a delightful cross from the left into South Korea‘s penalty area and Mohammed Kudus got the faintest of touches with his forehead on the edge of the six-yard box to make it 2 – 0.

Kudus celebrates his goal. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

Kudus celebrates his goal. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

In the second half of the match, South Korea went all in and fought back to level the field by scoring two goals in just 11 minutes. Courtesy of Cho Gue-sung, the goals were scored in the 58th and 61st minutes of the game respectively.

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Gue-sung headed home from a Lee Kang-in cross from the left mere seconds after the substitute had been taken into the pitch. The second goal was also a header scored by Gue-sung.  He headed home from the edge of the six yard box again, leaping highest to convert Kim Jun-su’s cross from the byline.

Gue-sung celebrates his goal with Na Sang-ho. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Gue-sung celebrates his goal with Na Sang-ho. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

However, Ghana did not let their heads down but instead the two goals they conceded was a sound mind or wake up call, it was a now or never situation. Mohammed Kudus back at it again, he swept home his second of the game, firing a low diagonal shot past Kim into the bottom corner in the 68th minute to give Ghana the lead which was also the match winner.

Blimey! What a see-saw of a game. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Blimey! What a see-saw of a game. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

This victory marks as Ghana‘s first win in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and it will surely give them much confidence to go and grab more.

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