Sports activities Information of Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Supply: Ghana Soccernet
Ghana pulled off the most important upset within the 2006 FIFA World Cup by recording its first victory over the second-ranked group on the FIFA/Coca -Cola World Rating, Czech Republic 2-Zero on the RheinEnergiestadion in Cologne, Germany.
Asamoah Gyan fired Ghana forward after simply 70 seconds, ending beautifully to punish Tomas Ujfalusi’s mistake.
Ujfalusi was later despatched off for bringing down Matthew Amoah, however the Czechs had a reprieve as Gyan struck the ensuing penalty towards the put up.
Petr Cech saved Ghana at bay with a string of nice saves however the Black Stars sealed the victory with a second when Sulley Muntari rounded off a tremendous transfer.
Ghana gave an immediate demonstration of their willpower to make amends for his or her error-strewn defeat to Italy by sweeping into the lead inside 70 seconds.
A Ghana nook was cleared solely so far as Stephen Appiah whose cross was missed by Ujfalusi and fell for Gyan who completed beautifully previous Cech from the sting of the field.
The Czech Republic was having issues getting the influential Tomas Rosicky on the ball.
Ghana’s central midfielders Appiah and Michael Essien labored their socks off to negate the specter of Nedved and Rosicky.
The Czechs finally stitched a transfer collectively, with Jaroslav Plasil, Rosicky and Nedved combining to arrange Poborsky for a cross which Rosicky fired huge.
Czech Republic’s starvation for an equaliser virtually proved their undoing as Asamoah Gyan caught them short-handed on the again and it wanted an ideal save Cech to forestall Ghana from doubling their lead.
Czech Republic: Petr Cech, Zdanek Grygera, David Rozehnal, Tomas Ujfalusi, Marek Jankulovski, Karel Poborsky (Jiri Stajner 55), Tomas Galasek (C) (Jan Polak 45), Tomas Rosicky, Jaroslav Plasil (Libor Sionko 68), Pavel Nedved, Vratislav Lokvenc.
Subs Not Used: Pavel Mares, Radoslav Kovac, Martin Jiranek, David Jarolim, Jaromir Blazek, Marek Heinz, Antonin Kinsky, Jan Koller, Milan Baros.
Despatched Off: Ujfalusi (66).
Supervisor: Karel Brückner (Czech Republic)
Ghana: Richard Kingston, John Pantsil, John Mensah, Habib Mohamed, Shilla Illiansu, Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah (C), Sule Muntari, Otto Addo (Derek Boateng 45), Asamoah Gyan (Razak Pimpong 85), Mathew Amoah (Eric Addo 80).
Subs Not Used: Sammy Adjei, Hans Sarpei, Samuel Kuffour, Addoquaye Pappoe, Tachie-Mensah, George Owu, Daniel Quaye, Issah Ahmed, Haminu Dramani.
Booked: Otto Addo, Essien, Gyan, Boateng, Muntari.
Objectives: Gyan 2, Muntari 82.
Supervisor: Ratomir Dujkovi? (Serbia)
Referee: Horacio Marcelo Elizondo (Argentina).
FIFA man of the match: Michael Essien.
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