Ghana and Germany gave us the best 45 minutes of the World Cup

Posted: June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

For The Win

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It was only a group stage game, but Ghana-Germany quickly became one of the most memorable games in recent World Cup history Saturday. With the Group of Death still wide open and all four teams still vying for a spot in the knockout rounds, Germany and Ghana each earned a point after a classic second half that included four goals.

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Mario Götze scored the game’s opening goal in the 51st minute. Thomas Müller sent in a perfect cross that Götze headed downward onto his knee. Luckily for Götze, the ball bounced directly in front of him, and past Fatawu Dauda.

It only took Ghana three minutes to find an answer. Christian Atsu swung a cross into the German penalty area, and Andre Ayew hit a powerful header to the far post.


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