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Ghana Survive South Korea Scare

South Korea fought courageously but Ghana emerged victorious in their second Group H game played at Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Monday afternoon

After a quite start of the game, the entertaining 70 minutes of the match saw five goals, three of which went to the Black Stars of Ghana.

South Korea almost claimed the lead in the 20th minute, with winger Jae-sung Lee getting away a shot from the left of the penalty area which needed an excellent save from Ghana goalkeeper Ati Zigi.

Ghana gradually worked their way into the game and found the back of the net in the 24th minute courtesy of Mohamed Salisu who slotted the ball into the back of the net after South Korea defenders failed to defend their lines.

Ten minutes later, Ghana extended their lead from Jordan Ayew and Inaki Williams combination from the left, that saw a brilliant cross landing on the foot of Mohammed Kudus for the second goal.

The Black Stars continued to attack after the restart and they nearly found their third goal in the 550th minute but Inaki Williams sent his shot over the crossbar.

South Korea responded quickly after the threat and they pulled one back courtesy of lanky forward Cho Gue-sung who beat his marker Salisu to pull one back for the Asians.

That wasn’t the end of it, Chao Gue-sung was at it again and put South Korea level a minute after the hour mark with a powerful header that beat Ati Zigi between the Black Stars posts.


Ghana placed their men in-front in the search of the third goal and it came just seven minutes later when Gideon Mensah sent in a brilliant cross which was first missed by Inaki Williams before Kudus slotted home.

The Black Stars witnessed a huge scare at the death when Jeong Wooyeng went past two defenders, but the SC Freiburg striker slipped before hitting the ball for Djiku to clear.

How they lined up:

South Korea: Kim Seung Gyu, Kim Moon-hwan, Min-jae Kim (Kyung-won Kwon 90), Kim Young-gwon (Ui-jo Hwang 79), Jin-su Kim, Hwang In-beom, Jung Woo-young (Sangho 46), Na Sangho, Jae-sung Lee, Son Heung-min, Ui-jo Hwang

Ghana: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Gideon Mensah (Rahman Baba 88), Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, Jordan Ayew (Kyereh 78), Salis Abdul Samed, Thomas Partey (Odoi 79), Andre Ayew (Sulemana 79), Mohammed Kudus (Djiku 83), Osman Bukari, Inaki Williams



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