Germany Vs Ghana, Group G - Live Score

SUNDAY 22ND JUNE - 12:30AM (LOCAL) | ESTADIO CASTELãO, FORTALEZA

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Germany Ghana

Germany: So near yet so far has been the case for Germans in the past few tournaments. Joachim Loew’s side excel in all departments but will have to make it count when it matters the most. They are placed in a formidable group and with stalwarts like Muller, Ozil, Lahm, Kroos, Gotze and a host of other stars they will be looking to get down to business. One problem area for the Germans can be the striking role with veteran Miroslav Klose the only well known face.

Ghana: The African nation had a dream run in the 2010 world cup and was knocked out of the cup in cruel fashion. This time though things look very difficult for the Ghanians as they have been placed with USA, Portugal and Germany. Ghana does boast of some star names like Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan but qualification from the group looks a tall order.

Head-to-Head

Total Matches Played: 2

Germany 2 Wins, Ghana 0 Win, 0 Draw

Commentary

(171 Mins)

Free kick for Germany. Last chance with seconds left.

(169 Mins)

Ghana break at lightening pace. Its three on two but the German defenders play it so cleverly and the pass is offside. This is sensational football.

(168 Mins)

Were into three minutes of injury time and Germany have a corner.

(167 Mins)

Klose almost wins it! Played through, the veteran striker tries a right footed shot but its dragged wide. That looked like it was going in!

(165 Mins)

Chance to shoot from Jordan Ayew and he takes it, but again Neuer is equal to the shot. Ayew has certainly improved Ghana since coming on at the start of the second half.

(164 Mins)

Ozil skips down on the left after a brilliant ball from Schweinsteiger. The Arsenal man lobs the ball into the box but again its cut away by some brilliant Ghanaian defending, Mensah desperate to get the ball away from Klose.

(162 Mins)

Muller almost with the winner. A brilliant ball through means Muller has to just slide the ball past Dauda but a brilliant sliding effort by Asamoah gets him there before the German striker and it remains 2-2.

(160 Mins)

Ozil gets into the Ghana box and tries a cheeky back-heel cross to Lahm but its cut out. At the other end Ayew has a tame shot that doesnt trouble Neuer.

(158 Mins)

The game has just broken down in tempo after a breathless 15 minutes. Is either side going to break through and win in the last 10 minutes?

(156 Mins)

Ghana make their final substitution with Emmanuel Agyemang Badu replacing Mohammed Rabiu.

(154 Mins)

Germany now have a free-kick about 10 yards from the penalty box after a foul. There are four German players over the ball and after three dummies, Schweinsteiger lets rip and curls it over the wall but its too high to trouble Dauda.

(152 Mins)

Saturday night fever from the Ghanaians who were dancing after Andre Ayews goal.

(151 Mins)

Another wonderful corner from Kroos and Schweinsteiger connects but its high this time.

(151 Mins)

Ghana have made their second substitution with Mubarak Wakaso coming on for Atsu.

(149 Mins)

An immediate impact from the veteran striker. His first touch of the ball. Kroos sends in a corner and Howedes connects, it looks to be going in already but Klose makes sure and sends the ball into the roof of the net.

(148 Mins)

German 2-2 Ghana (Klose)

(146 Mins)

Germany make the two substitutions they originally wanted to make at 1-1. Schweinsteiger comes on for Khedira and Goetze comes off for Miroslav Klose. And there appear to be boos from the German fans at the decision to take off Goetze.

(145 Mins)

Just too high for Ayew! Another delicious ball into the box and Andre Ayew is free in the box but its over his head.

(144 Mins)

Almost three for Ghana! Jordan Ayew skips away from Mustafi and races down the right. Gyan was on for a square ball but he wants the glory himself and shoots a tame shot at Neuer. Gyan is not best pleased.

(143 Mins)

The Brazilian public seem to have well and truly got behind Ghana now or the Black Stars fans have truly taken over Fortaleza. oos and whistles can be heard as the Germans again try patient build up play.

(141 Mins)

Ghana are ahead and its the Black Stars talisman Asamoah Gyan. Muntari makes it after cutting out a wayward Lahm pass, he slips the ball through for Gyan who doesnt need to be asked twice and dispatches a curling shot across Neuer. Gyans fifth World Cup goal.

(141 Mins)

Germany 1-2 Ghana (Gyan)

(138 Mins)

Mustafi gets forward and fires a cross in for Mueller but its easy for Dauda to cut out and collect. Germany havent really committed their full-backs forward during this match but maybe the substitution of Mustafi means a more attacking approach.

(135 Mins)

Suddenly Ghana look the better side. Muntari has a free-kick from about 40 yards but cant test Neuer and its out for a goal kick.

(134 Mins)

Germanys celebrations didnt last long. They were ahead for only a three minutes.

(133 Mins)

Another headed goal but this time for Ghana. Andre Ayew scores the equaliser after a brilliant ball is curled into the Germany box from the Afful on the right, Ayews on the end of it and gets his header powerfully past Neuer. Thats two in two games for the forward.

(132 Mins)

Germany 1-1 Ghana (Andre Ayew)

(131 Mins)

Kevin Prince Boateng is the first Ghana player to be substituted, he hasnt had the impact the Black Stars will have hoped. Hes replaced by Jordan Ayew.

(129 Mins)

A quality cross from Mueller find Goetze racing into the box, its not the cleanest header as it bounces down onto his knee but most importantly its into the Ghana net. It might be a scruffy goal but its Goetzes 10th for Germany and first at a World Cup.

(129 Mins)

Germany 1-0 Ghana (Mario Goetze)

(127 Mins)

The match is yet to settle down at the beginning of this half. A few fouls from both sides and its all a bit stop-start.

(124 Mins)

Germany have met Ghana only two times before and won both. However they scored their first goal only after the 60 minute mark in both games. Will it be the same story here tonight?

(123 Mins)

Were back underway. Germany have made a change at the start of this half with Shkodran Mustafi replacing Jerome Boateng at right back.

(121 Mins)

Its blistering hot in Fortaleza tonight and the weather could be a factor late on in this game if players are affected by the heat and get tired. The teams are returning to the Estadio Castelao pitch at the moment and we are seconds away from the start of the second half.

(117 Mins)

Germany havent lost any of the last 13 games that were drawn at half time, winning seven and six draws. But Ghana shouldnt be too disheartened as in their previous World Cup appearances theyve always got to at least the round of 16.

(114 Mins)

Germany coach Joachim Loew may look to veteran striker Miroslav Klose in the second half who is just two goals away from becoming the top goal-scorer ever at the World Cup. Brazilian legend Ronaldo is currently first on the list with 15 goals.

(110 Mins)

Germany dont look as convincing as they did against Portugal but theyve produced some slick passing moves and are just lacking that final touch for the goal.

(107 Mins)

Ghana certainly look livelier than against USA. Coach Kwesi Appiah said he doesnt believe in going into games for draws and Ghana have certainly had a lot of opportunities and are going all out for the win.

(106 Mins)

HALF TIME - Germany 0-0 Ghana

(105 Mins)

Cross into the German box from Rabiu and a great leap from Ayew deflects off Boateng and out for a Ghana corner. Muntari to take it.

(103 Mins)

Germany certainly in more of a match with Ghana than against Portugal, they were 2-0 and cruising at this point on Monday.

(101 Mins)

Mueller gets the ball on the left and tries a low, left footed cross but it evades Goetze who was being marshalled by two defenders. It comes back to right back Jerome Boateng who crosses in but its headed clear.

(100 Mins)

Germany trying to go through the middle but Ghana appear to have 10 men behind the ball when defending the patient German attacks.

(97 Mins)

Ozil plays through Goetze again with a little dink over the Ghana defence. Goetze is slightly wide and hits a half volley across goal but its straight into Daudas path and comfortable for the keeper.

(95 Mins)

10 minutes to half time and its still 0-0. But Germany have a great chance when Kroos plays through Ozil down the left, but his cross for Mueller is cut out. Corner for Germany.

(94 Mins)

The better chances are going Ghanas way at the moment, can they take advantage?

(92 Mins)

Great strike from Muntari. Gyan cant get past Hummels or Mertesacker and lays the ball back to Sulley Muntari. Its a wonderful left footed effort but again its straight at Neuer who punches it away.

(92 Mins)

Ghana pressure but a ball from Gyan has too much on it for Ayew and it goes out for a goal kick.

(89 Mins)

Goetze gets down the right and he tries to find Mueller but the ball deflects off two Ghana players before coming off Boye. A corner for Germany follows but its easy for Dauda who jumps in the air to collect.

(88 Mins)

A good chance for Mueller a few minutes ago that he couldnt quite score with. The striker has been in red-hot form this World Cup with an opening match hat-trick against Portugal making it eight goals in seven World Cup match. He was the Golden Boot winner four years ago in South Africa with five goals.

(85 Mins)

Kroos shoots from distance but its high and wide. Ghana seem to be creating a few problems for themselves with clearances and passes going straight back to German players. Theyll have to be careful as Germany will only miss so many chances before scoring.

(83 Mins)

Ozil looks in good form for Germany this World Cup after a difficult first season for him at Arsenal. Hes created a few good chances in the first 24 minutes but its still 0-0.

(81 Mins)

Mertesacker gets infront of Gyan and hooks a ball up to his Arsenal team-mate Mesut Ozil. He crosses in early toward Mueller but he runs into the ball and it gets caught under his feet and out for a goal kick. A chance youd expect the in-form striker to put away.

(78 Mins)

Not the cleanest of shots from Kheidra. The ball breaks to Ozil who races forward before cutting in and passing to Khedira on the edge of the area. Its not the best contact and his shot rolls comfortably into Daudas arms.

(78 Mins)

Germany with twice as many passes as Ghana already, but the Black Stars seem comfortable to concede possession and are trying to hit Germany on the break.

(75 Mins)

Germany are just retaining possession at the moment, building up play patiently again after a good few minutes in attack for Ghana. Andre Ayew attempted to get a cross in a minute ago but it was nowhere near a team mate. Ghana struggling again with their final ball.

(73 Mins)

Thunderous shot from Atsu. He cuts in on his left and fires a powerful effort toward goal. Its straight at Neuer however and he beats the ball away comfortably.

(71 Mins)

Brilliant play by Germany. Ozil gets down the right and cuts back a delicious ball that finds Mueller, its slightly caught in his feet and he cant direct a shot so passes to Kroos with a cute back-heel but his shot is blocked.

(69 Mins)

Good goalkeeping by Dauda. Lahm almost threads a brilliantly weighted pass through to Ozil who was coming in off the right. A good starting position from Dauda lets him get to the ball first though.

(67 Mins)

Good chance for Ghana. Atsu gets down the right after a brilliant ball from Muntari. He drives a low cross into the box and Gyan gets on the end of it but Mertesacker manages to intervene to prevent a decent shot on goal.

(65 Mins)

Brotherly love. Brothers Jermoe and Kevin Prince Boateng face each other today for the second straight World Cup. Kevin Prince actually played 41 times for German Youth teams before selecting Ghana as his national team.

(64 Mins)

German with some patient play in the first few minute, Howedes tries a curled through ball from the outside of the boot but it has too much pace and is booted away by Mensah.

(61 Mins)

Ghana fans were in great voice during their sides 2-1 defeat to USA, theyre at the Estadio Castelao in great numbers today but the BBC reports there are estimates of over 12,00 German fans in Fortaleza. Both sides are well supported today.

(60 Mins)

KICK OFF - And were away, Germany kick us off.

(59 Mins)

The anthems have been played, the fans are in good voice and we are just seconds away from kick off.

(57 Mins)

Sandro Ricci was actually the first referee ever to award a goal in a World Cup with goal-line technology in Frances game with Honduras.

(55 Mins)

Germany will progress to the last 16 if they win tonight and USA beat or draw with Portugal, a scenario which would also see Ghana drop out of the tournament.

(54 Mins)

The teams are ready and are heading out on to the pitch led by Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci.

(51 Mins)

Brothers Jerome Boateng (Germany) and Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana) will be facing off against each other for the second straight World Cup. Germany beat Ghana 1-0 in the group stages of the South Africa World Cup four years ago, Mesut Ozil scoring the only goal.

(49 Mins)

Despite losing their first fixture against USA, Ghana fans will be confident as the Black Starts have always progressed to the knockout stages of the World Cup in their previous tournament appearances. Theyll be hoping to get off to a better start however, after conceding in the first minute against the United States. Kevin Prince Boateng starts tonight after coming on as a substitute in Ghanas first match.

(46 Mins)

German fans are in good spirits after they saw their side beat Portugal 4-0 on Monday in their opening fixture. Mats Hummels has been declared fit after suffering a knee injury during that match, Germany are unchanged from their first match.

(45 Mins)

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Group D match between Germany and Ghana from the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza.

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