FIFA WORLD CUP

Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

Referee: Lubos Michel | Attendance: 65000

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Brazil

  • Ronaldo 5'
  • Adriano 45' +1'
  • Jose da Silva Junior Ze Roberto 84'

3 - 0

FT

Game 55

  • 93'

    FULL-TIME: Despite the scoreline, Brazil didn't look all that impressive; they played well in patches, but very poorly in others. Ghana exit disappointed, but with pride in tact.

  • 92'

    ANOTHER SUPER SAVE! Ricardinho's back-heel puts Jaun through in the area, but Kingson makes another brilliant one-on-onw save.

  • 90'

    SUPER SAVE! Cafu works a shooting chance with some beautiful interplay; he faces up to Kingson, who makes another great save at close quarters.

  • 89'

    GREAT SAVE! Ronaldo is denied his second goal of the game by a wonderful point-blank save by Kingson.

  • 88'

    GOOD STRIKE! For the umpteenth time this afternoon, Ghana find themselves in a good position, but shoot straight at the keeper; this time, it's Tachie-Mensah.

  • 87'

    Brazil don't deserve to be three goals up; they have been pretty average this afternoon.

  • 85'

    Ghana break down the right and win themselves a corner as Pantsil's cross is put behind.

  • 84'

    GOAL! Ze Roberto breaks the off-side trap, clips the ball past the out-rushing Kingson and prods in to the empty net.

  • 82'

    BRAZIL SUB: Kaka is brought off, Ricardinho comes on.

  • 80'

    It's always a little disheartening to see someone sent off, but Gyan's dive was a blatant attempt to cheat - and was rightly punished.

  • 79'

    SENT OFF! Gyan is shown a second yellow card, for diving inside the Brazilian penalty area; replays show it was a shocking, shocking dive. He should be ashamed of himself.

  • 78'

    NERVY MOMENT! Pantsil climbs highest as he tries to defend a cross in towards the back stick; he reaches the ball, but heads towards his own goal; thankfully, Kingson makes a smart save.

  • 77'

    DECENT CHANCE! Tachie-Mensah plays a nice pass in to the run of Gyan; he is being forced away from goal, but gets in a good left-foot strike; Dida saves.

  • 77'

    Tachie-Mensah lines up an extravagent volley, but Appiah takes the ball off his team-mate's foot. Perhaps wisely; he would no doubt have blasted his shot high over the bar.

  • 76'

    Brazil, meanwhile, have been subdued today; they have played well, but only in two or three five-minute spells; the rest of the time, they have been really flat.

  • 75'

    It's just not happening for Ghana in the second half; they have had a lot of chances to test Dida, but haven't worked him as often as they should.

  • 73'

    WELL DONE, KEEPS! Ze Roberto times his run to perfection as he tries to get on the end of Ronaldinho's chipped through-ball, but Kingson is alert enough to come out of his area and head clear.

  • 72'

    UGLY! Gyan plays a good one-two with Tachie-Mensah, but he panics at the crucial moment and blasts his shot high and wide from 18 yards out.

  • 71'

    The winners of this game play on Saturday evening, against the winner of the France v Spain game, played later this evening.

  • 70'

    WHAT! Pantsil manages to out-muscle Roberto Carlos down the right; he has time to measure his cross, but instead hurries it and shanks out of play for a goal-kick.

  • 69'

    GHANA SUB: Tachie-Mensah comes on to replace Amoah; a striker for a striker.

  • 68'

    GOOD SAVE! Gyan digs out a shot after good play by Appiiah; it looks to be heading in to the far corner, but Dida makes a full-length save.

  • 67'

    The tempo of the game has really slowed down to something akin to walking pace.

  • 65'

    There hasn't been as much of a goal threat at either end in this second half as there was before the break.

  • 64'

    Ghana still have it in them to make this an interesting final half-hour; a goal might really put the wind up Brazil.

  • 62'

    BLOCKED! Kaka finds Ronaldo on the right-edge of the area; the great striker takes a touch before trying a shot, but Mensah blocks.

  • 61'

    IMPORTANT! Mensah makes an important interception as Cafu breaks down the right and sends over a low cross in to the middle.

  • 60'

    BRAZIL SUB: Juninho replaces Adriano; a midfielder for a striker as Brazil look to strengthen in the middle of the park.

  • 59'

    GHANA SUB: Boateng comes on to replace Addo; an attacking change from Ghana as they chase a way back in to the match.

  • 58'

    Ghana win a corner when Juan prods Pantsil's low cross behind at the near post.

  • 57'

    GREAT CHANCE, BAD FINISH! Roberto Carlos is through one-on-one with the keeper, but he seems to hesitate and Kingson is quick to come out and save with his legs.

  • 56'

    There have been long, long spells of nothing from Brazil during this game, though they then have the ability to burst in to life at any moment.

  • 55'

    Ghana are trying to keep the tempo high, trying to ensure they don't let the game drift, but they just seem to lack the killer touch in the final third.

  • 54'

    Mensah and Adriano have a good tussle on the touchline as they battle for the ball; they are as strong as oxes, those two.

  • 53'

    Amoah slides through the back of Roberto Carlos, who winces in pain as the two lie on the ground. Amoah offers out the olive brance; Carlos reluctantly accepts.

  • 52'

    Muntari and Lucio run in to each other as Ghana try to work a shooting chance.

  • 51'

    Kaka and Ronaldinho play some samba football as they one-two their way past four challenges; it doesn't get them anywhere, though.

  • 50'

    POOR FINISH! Gyan curls a shot high over the crossbar from 20 yards out; Ghana haven't brought their shooting boots with them today.

  • 49'

    Kaka feeds a pass through to Adriano, but Mensah shows good strength to hold the striker off and see the ball back to Kingson.

  • 48'

    Gyan is booked for kicking the ball away after a free-kick goes against him.

  • 47'

    Ghana win a free-kick when Amoah goes down under Ze Roberto.

  • 46'

    It would be an enormous shock if Ghana came back from here, but all they need is an early goal, and who knows what might happen?

  • 45'

    Ghana kick off the second half.

  • 47'

    HALF-TIME: Ghana are unlucky to go in at the break two goals behind; for much of the first half, they were the better side.

  • 46'

    Replays show that Adriano was a foot or so off-side when Cafu played the ball across the face of goal to leave him with an easy tap-in. Ghana aren't happy with the officials.

  • 45'

    WHAT A BREAK! GOAL! A stunning break from Brazil as Kaka feeds Cafu, who sends a low cross to the back post where Adriano prods home.

  • 44'

    OVER THE BAR! Appiah's free-kick is sent a yard or so over the crossbar; Dida looked to have it covered.

  • 44'

    DANGEROUS SPOT! Juan is booked for a sliding challenge on Addo, 20 yards out. Ghana have a free-kick in a great spot...

  • 43'

    Ghana can consider themselves unlucky to be behind; since Brazil scored, the African nation have been the better side.

  • 42'

    DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT! Muntari's corner is swung in to the middle and met by the head of Mensah, but the ball strikes the legs of Dida on the goal-line and rebounds to safety.

  • 41'

    Ghana win a corner when Cafu deflects Muntari's cross behind.

  • 40'

    Addo is down holding his shin; he doesn't look happy.

  • 39'

    ...but Ronaldinho spoons his shot high over the crossbar.

  • 38'

    Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho stand over the set-piece...

  • 38'

    Eric Addo is booked for tripping Adriano as the burly striker tried to burst through the middle of the Ghana defence. Free-kick to Brazil, 35 yards out...

  • 38'

    Lucio is back on the field after a minute's treatment; he seems to be moving freely enough.

  • 37'

    Ghana have had a good ten-minute spell; they have put Brazil under some real pressure and threatened their goal on a number of occasions.

  • 36'

    Lucio is down at the moment, receiveing some treatment on a calf strain.

  • 35'

    OOH! Gyan does wonderfully to hold off his defender and get on the end of a cross; under pressure, though, he can only stab a shot over the crossbar from close range.

  • 34'

    Ghana are probably having a bit more of the ball than Brazil at the moment; the World Champions are content to play on the break.

  • 32'

    Emerson is led from the field for some treatment; he looks to have picked up a thigh injury.

  • 31'

    Ghana break with three against three; Draman shuns his team-mates, preferring a shot instead; he blasts high over the bar from 30 yards.

  • 30'

    CLOSE! Ronaldinho cheekily goes for goal, but Kingson is alert enough to the effort and turns the shot around the post.

  • 29'

    Ronaldo's strength wins Brazil a corner; Ronaldinho takes it short and receives the ball back...

  • 28'

    ON TARGET! Amoah cuts in from the left wing, but he scuffs his shot and Dida is able to make an easy save.

  • 27'

    GOOD FEET! Muntari beats a couple of men on the edge of the area with a nice turn, but his prod towards goal is mis-directed.

  • 26'

    RUBBISH! Roberto Carlos gets down the left and is picked out by Ronaldinho; he has Ronaldo to aim for in the area, but he hopelessly mis-cues his cross.

  • 25'

    Ghana are starting to make themselves known now; Brazil know they are in a contest now.

  • 24'

    GOOD CHANCE, POOR FINISH! Amoah is found in a couple of yards of space on the edge of the penalty area; he turns and sends in a low shot, but he drags it wide of the near post.

  • 23'

    Kaka's poor pass in midfield is cut out by Appiah; the Ghana captain will have a lot of that to do this afternoon.

  • 22'

    Ghana look to have settled down after a very nervy statr; they are defending much better now, making it a lot harder for Brazil.

  • 21'

    Ghana commit a few too many players forward in an attack which Juan breaks down inside the penalty area; Brazil quickly counter.

  • 20'

    Ghana have had a decent little spell there; they look like, if they keep their confidence and belief, they could threaten the Brazilian goal at some point during this match.

  • 19'

    GOOD EFFORT! Draman fires in a shot from distance; a fierce strike which Dida has to tip over the ball.

  • 18'

    ...but he doesn't beat Ronaldinho, who is the first man on the edge of the area.

  • 17'

    Ghana win a free-kick, out on the left wing; Muntari stands over the set-piece...

  • 16'

    Juan is Brazil's furthest man forward, but he is caught off-side by Ronaldinho's pass.

  • 15'

    Roberto Carlos knocks a 50-yard pass to Cafu, but the other full-back just can't control the ball; great play by the two veteran defenders.

  • 14'

    Ghana are chasing the ball hard as Brazil work them around in midfield.

  • 12'

    PENALTY! NO! DIVING! Adriano is sent through, one-on-one; he tries to emulate Ronaldo with a shimmy to send Kingson the wrong way, but messes it up and ends up throwing himself to the ground in a desperate bid to win a penalty.

  • 12'

    If Ghana keep defending with such a high line, they could be on the end of a big score here.

  • 11'

    Appiah is booked for leaving a leg in on a challenge.

  • 10'

    Ronaldinho spots Cafu breaking down the right, but his quick free-kick is over-hit and runs out for a goal-kick.

  • 9'

    Such an early goal was the last thing the Ghanaians wanted; it would have been a real blow to their confidence.

  • 8'

    Ghana have to keep their composure here; it would be easy to let their heads drop, but they need to keep things tight and keep believing.

  • 7'

    Muntari is booked for sliding through the back of Kaka.

  • 6'

    Ghana's defending there was nothing short of suicidal; to hold such a high line when there are runners of the quality of Ronaldo and passes of the standing of Kaka is a ridiculous decision.

  • 5'

    GOAL! Ronaldo becomes the greatest World Cup goalscorer of all-time as he breaks the off-side trap, brilliantly beats the keeper with a shimmy before proding in to the empty net.

  • 5'

    There is a big, colourful crowd inside the stadium this afternoon.

  • 4'

    NICE MOVE! Draman gets down the right and sprints on to a nice pass; he tries to pick out Amoah in the area, but his cross is too high.

  • 3'

    Ze Roberto is knocked to the ground by Muntari; he escapes a booking, but gets a talking to from the referee.

  • 2'

    CLOSE OFF-SIDE! Ronaldo is adjudged off-side as he chested down Kaka's chipped pass in to the penalty area.

  • 2'

    Adriano is tackled as he tries to get down the right; he returns for this match after being rested for the match against Japan.

  • 1'

    It is a muggy, cloudy day in Dortmund today; humid and sticky.

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    Brazil kick off in Dortmund.

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    Hi, welcome to our coverage of this second round match between Brazil and Ghana.

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 13(10)

  • -

  • 16

  • 51%

    49%

  • Ghana

  • 22(9)

  • -

  • 22

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Dida

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

4 Juan

D

6 Roberto Carlos

M

5 Emerson
M
17 Gilberto Silva

M

8 Kaká
M
20 Luis Ricardinho

M

10 Ronaldinho

M

11 Jose da Silva Junior Ze Roberto

F

7 Adriano
M
19 Juninho Pernambucano

F

9 Ronaldo
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 22 Júlio César
G 12 Ceni Rogerio
D 13 Cicinho
D 14 Luisão
D 15 Cris
D 16 Gilberto Melo
M 17 Gilberto Silva
M 18 Mineiro
M 19 Juninho Pernambucano
M 20 Luis Ricardinho
F 21 Fred
F 23 Robinho

Match Stats

  • Brazil
  • Ghana
13(10) Shots (on goal) 22(9)
16 Fouls 22
3 Corner kicks 4
5 Offsides 4
51% Time of Possession 49%
2 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 1
7 Saves 7