Ghana Beats South Korea 3-2 To Take Top Spot In Group H At World Cup [Highlights]

November 28, 2022
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Ghana secured a the top spot of Group H after a dramatic 3-2 victory against South Korea at the ongoing World Cup at Education City Stadium in Qatar.

Ghana Beats South Korea 3-2 To Take Top Spot In Group H At World Cup [Highlights]

Ghana VS South Korea

During the game on Monday, Ghana took a surprising 2–0 lead only for South Korea to bounce back with two Cho Gue-sung goals in three minutes in the second half of a thrilling contest.

But Mohammed Kudus’s two goals proved to be the difference with his match-winner in the 68th minute.

Ghana would have been eliminated with a loss, but three points sends it to the top of the group alongside Portugal, who plays Uruguay later on Monday.

South Korea came out of the gates with an attacking mentality, logging four shots in the first 10 minutes but with nothing to show for it.

The Taegeuk Warriors followed that with a series of corners in the 18th minute, which included a missed overhead kick from Son Heung-min.

In the 24th minute, Ghana scored against the run of play with its first shot of the match. Off a free kick, Jordan Ayew sent a dangerous cross into the box from the left wing that found his brother Andre Ayew. After bouncing around inside the area, the ball landed at the feet of Mohammed Salisu, who dispatched it into the net for the lead.

Ten minutes later, Ghana doubled its lead behind Kudus’s first goal. Once again, Jordan Ayew created the chance with a brilliant ball into the box that Kudus headed into goal for the 2–0 lead.

Jordan Ayew delivered another dangerous cross into the area off a corner kick in the final minute of first-half stoppage time, but Thomas Partey somehow failed to put it into the net despite being right on the goal line.

In the 53rd minute, South Korean recorded its first shot on target of the tournament, becoming the last team in Qatar to do so. Cho sent a header from close range on goal, but Ghana keeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi did well to stop it.

In the 58th minute, Cho brought one back for South Korea after Lee Kang-in, who came on as a substitute moments before, stole the ball and sent in a perfect cross.

Just three minutes later, Cho added a second goal to send the South Korean fans into a frenzy. The 25-year-old forward connected on a looping cross swung over to the back post with a powerful header to make things 2–2.

But in the 68th minute, Kudus gave Ghana the lead with his second goal of the game. After Iñaki Williams whiffed on a chance in front of goal, the ball rolled to Kudus, who stuck it past the South Korean keeper for the 3–2 lead.

Kim Jin-su saw his goalbound effort cleared off the line in the 76th minute by Salisu in a chance that nearly tied the game up once again.

Ati-Zigi came up with another massive save on a Cho shot in the 95th minute when he reacted to a near-post shot blasted by the South Korean forward. The Black Stars then withstood a series of corners and close chances to secure the three points.

Meanwhile, South Korea manager Paulo Bento was sent off after the final whistle for yelling at the referee following a corner that was not allowed to be taken after stoppage time had elapsed.

South Korea, which is bottom of the group, will have to beat Portugal to qualify for the last 16, while Ghana will face Uruguay after securing the top spot of Group H.

KanyiDaily had also reported that Cameroon staged a thrilling comeback with two goals down to draw 3-3 against Serbia in Group.

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