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World Cup 2010 Group D: Ghana 0-1 Germany

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Three-time world champions Germany progressed to the knock-out stages of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Ghana in Johannesburg.

Mesut Özil scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute, smashing a left-footed shot from outside the area into the left corner of the net after being fed by Thomas Müller.

Mercifully, although they lost, Ghana also went through to the last 16 after Serbia lost to Australia in Nelspruit.

Ghana will now face the United States in Rustenburg on Saturday, while Germany head to Bloemfontein on Sunday for a date with old rivals England.

Lineups:

Ghana: Richard Kingson; John Paintsil, John Mensah, Jonathan Mensah, Hans Sarpei; Anthony Annan; Prince Tagoe (Sulley Muntari, 64), Kevin-Prince Boateng, André Ayew (Dominic Adiyiah, 90), Kwadwo Asamoah; Asamoah Gyan (Matthew Amoah, 81)

Germany: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Arne Friedrich, Jérôme Boateng (Marcell Jansen, 72); Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Toni Kroos, 81); Thomas Müller (Piotr Trochowski, 67), Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski; Cacau

Statistics:
GhanaGermany
0Goals1
3Shots on target6
9Shots off target6
4Corners7
11Fouls5
3Offsides4
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
46Ball possession (%)54


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