Mohammed Kudus scored twice to help Ghana win their first World Cup as they beat South Korea 3-2 in a thrilling encounter on Monday.
- Salisu opened the scoring before Kudus doubled the lead
- The quick double of Korean-class Cho scissors
- Kudus is well placed to ensure a winner
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Mohammed Salisu broke the deadlock in the Group H clash when he delivered a free-kick inside the box for his perfect finish and then Mohammed Kudus made it. Jordan Ayew’s pass to score his team’s second. South Korea counter-attacked in the second half when Cho Gue-sung headed home two goals in the space of three minutes, but Kudus brilliantly scored the crucial goal in the 68th minute.
Despite his team’s defeat, Cho was a bright light for the Asian nation as he successfully made two crosses to pull his team back into the game. He reacted faster than Salisu to receive Lee Kang-In’s pass and diverted it to the back of the net, and three minutes later he backed behind Gideon Mensah and went high to put the ball past Ghanaian goalkeeper Lawrence Ati. – Zigi.
Kwon Chang-Hoon can have very little impact on the game and it’s not surprising to see him off the field after just 12 minutes of the second half. The substitution proved to be the perfect decision as his replacement, Lee Kang-In, set up South Korea’s first goal just a minute after coming on as a substitute.
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Ghana will try to qualify for the next round against Uruguay on Friday, while South Korea must come back up against Portugal.