Estadio Castelao - Fortaleza 21/06/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group G

Germany - Ghana
2-2
 

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Klose equals record as Germany draw with Ghana

Published: Saturday 21 June 2014, 23.00CET
Klose equals record as Germany draw with Ghana
Germany's Miroslav Klose celebrates his goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Germany and Ghana shared four goals in an engrossing Group G game in Fortaleza, substitute Miroslav Klose equalling a FIFA World Cup finals record.

After an uneventful first half at the Estadio Castelao the game burst into life in the second period, Mario Götze heading Germany in front. Ghana responded swiftly, André Ayew levelling within three minutes before Asamoah Gyan gave them an unexpected lead. Klose was once again Germany's saviour, however, coming off the bench to score with his first touch – the striker's 15th World Cup finals goal, matching the record of former Brazil striker Ronaldo – to rescue a draw.

Match statistics

Germany
Ghana

2

Goals scored

2

11

Total attempts

14

4

Attempts on target

6

5

off target

7

2

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

1

Offsides

5

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    The end of the first 45 minutes and Ghana have had the better of it. They have not created much by way of good openings but Manuel Neuer has certainly been the busier goalkeeper. In contrast, Germany have found it hard against energetic opponents who are not allowing them time on the ball.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    What a second half; both teams could have won it in the final ten minutes but each leaves with a point. That gives Germany four and Ghana just one, with their final fixtures to come.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Muntari (Ghana) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    77
    Badu (in) - Rabiu (out) (Ghana)
  • Substitution
    73
    Wakaso (in) - Atsu (out) (Ghana)

See also

  • Germany

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v USA, 26 June 2014, 0-1
  • Ghana

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Portugal, 26 June 2014, 2-1
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