Germany and Ghana played out a thrilling 2-2 FIFA World Cup™ draw on Saturday at the Estadio Castelao. A slow start to the game saw both teams try to find their pace. Germany had the ball for the first ten minutes but failed to make inroads. Christian Atsu took a shot at goal in the 13th minute but was saved by Manuel Neuer as he punched it away.
Toni Kroos tried his luck shortly after but the ball went over the crossbar. Sulley Muntari took a shot from long range but Neuer punched the ball away yet again. Mario Gotze made a long range shot but the keeper was able to make an easy save.
The first half ended with the West Africans seeing most of the ball but not being able to capitalise. At the break this Group G encounter was still locked at 0-0. The second stanza start was a pacemaker as the game became more exciting.
Gotze scored early in the second half as he managed to get between the defenders to head home. Moments after trailing, a header from Andre Ayew equalised and put the Black Stars back in the game at 1-1. On 63 minutes Asamoah Gyan scored the second goal for Ghana putting them in the lead.
Miroslav Klose then made history when he equalised for the Germans from a corner. Klose moved level with the great Brazilian Ronaldo at the top of the all-time World Cup goal scorer chart with 15 strikes. This is Klose’s fourth World Cup tournament.
The final score was 2-2 as the Ghanaians hang on to their World Cup dream by the skin of their teeth.