My apologies for being away for more than 30 minutes, as I had something to eat, though the food took quite long to cook. Now I’m back, I will continue to update you all on the current quotes football commentators have put up, and I will also add my own thoughts in to this feed leading up to half time, and when the second half begins :-).
Germany 2-2 Ghana
Nearly 40 minutes in and there have been no goals so far.
Andy Cryer: “Mario Gotze wastes a golden opportunity after being put clear down the right by Jerome Boateng. Gotze looks up but, with just Thomas Muller to pick out, his low cross hits Ghana‘s John Boye and deflects off Gotze for a goal kick. What a pile driver that is. Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari sends a powerful 25-yard strike goalwards but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer deals with it well, parrying the ball away. The shot was straight at him but it wasn’t half hit hard. Asamoah Gyan then sprints clear but he can only poke the ball wide, with Neuer attempting to smother. Not much between the teams at the moment.”
Andy Cryer: “Chelsea loanee Atsu spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.”
Former Tottenham and USA goalkeeper Brad Friedel: “If this gets to half-time, I’m sure the Ghana manager is going to tell his players that Christian Atsu is free on the right every single time they have the ball. He is doing the right thing, but they are playing shorter triangles in the middle.”
Former England Midfielder Danny Murphy: “This is a good spell for Ghana. Howedes is worried about Atsu’s pace so he’s dropping off him and giving him time and space. It is a worrying area of the pitch for Germany.”
GETTING CLOSE TO HALF TIME, AND THERE ARE SOME SORT OF SIGNS OF A GOAL OR TWO.
Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup
Joel Scheven: Ghana will tire by the second-half. Until then, I’m just waiting for the flood-gates to open.
TeamMikeFootie: Ghana look more likely at the moment. Germany seem to be too deep and only ever one player in penalty area or their final ball fails.
Andy Cryer: “Inches away from Germany taking the lead. Thomas Muller’s low cross from the left flashes across the face of goal but Mario Gotze is on his heels and isn’t able to make up the ground. Germany Muller will wish Muller could have got on the end of his own cross.”
2ND HALF KICK OFF!!! THIS SECOND HALF NEEDS TO GET INTERESTING IF EITHER TEAM WANT TO BE ABLE TO QUALIFY.
GOAL!!! GERMANY JUST SCORED A 1-0 GOAL STRIKE AGAINST GHANA (Mario Götze – 51′).
WITHIN 3 MINUTES OF GERMANY SCORING, GHANA EQUALISE WITH A 1-1 GOAL STRIKE AGAINST GERMANY (A.AYEW – 54′).
Brad Friedel: “The two centre backs are looking at the keeper. I definitely don’t think it’s a goalkeepers ball. There was no pressure on the ball, a good delivery, he’s run off the right-back , it’s poor marking but a clever run. Exactly what Ghana will not want to have happen.”
Danny Murphy: “Real quality from Muller. Ghana gave him a yard, he lifts his head up and gets in a perfect cross for Gotze. It’s not the cleanest header we’ve seen but he won’t mind.”
GOAL!!! GHANA JUST SCORED THEMSELVES OUT OF THE EQUALISER WITH A 1-2 GOAL STRIKE AGAINST GERMANY (GYAN – 63′).
Brad Friedel: “A very poor goal to concede for Germany. Loose passing in midfield. Now this group is being turned on its head. I did not see this coming when Germany took the lead. I’ve watch a few Germany games and they are usually very precise.”
GOAL!!! MIROSLAV KLOSE SCORED AND EQUALISED GERMANY INTO A 2-2 GOAL STRIKE WITH GHANA!!!! OOOOH, THINGS ARE NOW HOTTING UP, AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH!!!!!!!!!
Andy Cryer: “Miroslav Klose turned 36 at the start of this month and is now the equal record goal-scorer in World Cup history with 15, level with former Brazil striker Ronaldo. What odds taking the record for himself by the end of the game? This promises to be a brilliant last 15 minutes. Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda reacts well to punch Miroslav Klose’s cross clear with Thomas Muller waiting. Germany looked all over the place before Low’s double substitution. Now it is Ghana hanging on. Bastian Schweinsteiger curls a free-kick harmlessly over to give the Black Stars time to draw breath. Emmanuel Badu replaces Mohammed Rabiu for Ghana. They force a corner as they look to get their noses back in front but the substitute drags a shot wide from distance. Miroslav Klose’s goal means he is now Germany’s outright top scorer at the World Cup finals after previously being tied on 14 with Gerd Muller. The 36-year-old also becomes Germany’s oldest ever goalscorer at World Cup. And he is only the third player to score at four World Cups along with Pele and fellow German Uwe Seeler.”
FULL TIME!!! THAT CERTAINLY WAS AN INTERESTING MATCH, GIVEN THE EQUALISER FOR BOTH GERMANY AND GHANA, IT WAS REALLY GOOD.
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