Ghana ended a five – game winless run in FIFA World Cup games with a dramatic 3-2 win over South Korea.
With Portugal set to play Uruguay later in the day ,both South Korea and Ghana knew a win would significantly boost their respective hopes of reaching Round of 16, while the Black Stars were fully aware a defeat would cut short their World Cup. The opening 20 minutes belonged to South Korea ,who utilized splitting passing and great movement to puts their opponents under pressure , without creating too many clear- cut chances.
For all of south Korea’s early dominance ,though,it was Ghana who opened the scoring against the run of play in the 24th minute . The Koreans failed to deal with Jordan Ayew’s dangerous freekick , allowing Salisu Mohammed to tap home from close range . With momentum in their favour , Ghana required just ten minutes to double their advantage ,as Kudus glanced Jordan Ayew’s cross past Kim Seung – gyu .
Trailing by two goals at the break, South Korea started the second half with great intent,as Cho Gue – Seung registered his country’s first shot on target of the World Cup, forcing Lawrence Ati Zigi into a smart save with a forceful header . That proved to be a springboard for the sensational Cho,who turned the game on its head with two goals in three minutes.
Just as it seemed that Ghana were on the ropes,an enthralling contest produced another dramatic plot twist when Kudus restored his side’s advantage.
Ghana secured the three maximum points whiles South Korea are with just a point.