2-0 Ghana - what a game. Both keepers were amazing today. Just as TrueAzzurri expected the Black Star midfield controlled the game, and without Koller and Baros, the Czechs really didn't have any answers. What a Day 3 Group E will have!
Man of the Match: I have to go with both keepers, they made for an outstanding game. Bravo Cech and Kingson.
GOALLLLLL - Ghana puts in the second to seal the deal...btw Petr Cech is the best goalkeeper in the world - and he's only 24....
PENALTY SAVE - unbelievable - straight red for the Czech player - last man back rule. Then the bizarre first shot in, which was before the whistle and a subsequent yellow for Gyan. Who then proceeds to BLAST the penalty against the post.....wow..what a game. 10 man Czechs need a goal.
HALFTIME UPDATE: 1-0 Ghana - well so far as predicted, the Black Star midfield is holding down the fort and the Gyan scored the first Ghana Cup goal ever. Good chances are coming to both sides. Biggest difference in performance so far is the Ghana keeper. He was downright shaky against the Azzurri, but looks like an all world performer today. 45 more minutes Black Stars!!!!!
Really a great pair of games. I think Essien and Appiah can hold Rosicky and Nedved at bay. AS I AM WRITING THE BLACK STARS PUT IN A GOAL IN THE SECOND MINUTE!!! Appiah and Essien were in the middle of the goal, Gyan finishes with the left. Kuffour has been left out of the starting line-up..not sure that is good for the team or Kuffour.
Back to the analysis. The Czechs don't have EITHER of their first choice forwards available - Koller or Baros. It will be up to the midfield to create, and convert, their chances.
If the Black Stars can put another goal up, and control the midfield they should get the 3 points. A win here and I think Ghana goes through with Italy.
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