Full-time - 90'
3 - 0
15:00 +00:00, June 27, 2006
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Referee: Lubos Michel (SVK)
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.
ANOTHER SUPER SAVE! Ricardinho's back-heel puts Jaun through in the area, but Kingson makes another brilliant one-on-onw save.
SUPER SAVE! Cafu works a shooting chance with some beautiful interplay; he faces up to Kingson, who makes another great save at close quarters.
GREAT SAVE! Ronaldo is denied his second goal of the game by a wonderful point-blank save by Kingson.
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.
Brazil don't deserve to be three goals up; they have been pretty average this afternoon.
Ghana break down the right and win themselves a corner as Pantsil's cross is put behind.
GOAL! Ze Roberto breaks the off-side trap, clips the ball past the out-rushing Kingson and prods in to the empty net.
BRAZIL SUB: Kaka is brought off, Ricardinho comes on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The winners of this game play on Saturday evening, against the winner of the France v Spain game, played later this evening.
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.
GHANA SUB: Tachie-Mensah comes on to replace Amoah; a striker for a striker.
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.
The tempo of the game has really slowed down to something akin to walking pace.
There hasn't been as much of a goal threat at either end in this second half as there was before the break.
Ghana still have it in them to make this an interesting final half-hour; a goal might really put the wind up Brazil.
BLOCKED! Kaka finds Ronaldo on the right-edge of the area; the great striker takes a touch before trying a shot, but Mensah blocks.
IMPORTANT! Mensah makes an important interception as Cafu breaks down the right and sends over a low cross in to the middle.
BRAZIL SUB: Juninho replaces Adriano; a midfielder for a striker as Brazil look to strengthen in the middle of the park.
GHANA SUB: Boateng comes on to replace Addo; an attacking change from Ghana as they chase a way back in to the match.
Ghana win a corner when Juan prods Pantsil's low cross behind at the near post.
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.
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.
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.
Mensah and Adriano have a good tussle on the touchline as they battle for the ball; they are as strong as oxes, those two.
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.
Muntari and Lucio run in to each other as Ghana try to work a shooting chance.
Kaka and Ronaldinho play some samba football as they one-two their way past four challenges; it doesn't get them anywhere, though.
POOR FINISH! Gyan curls a shot high over the crossbar from 20 yards out; Ghana haven't brought their shooting boots with them today.
Kaka feeds a pass through to Adriano, but Mensah shows good strength to hold the striker off and see the ball back to Kingson.
Gyan is booked for kicking the ball away after a free-kick goes against him.
Ghana win a free-kick when Amoah goes down under Ze Roberto.
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?
Ghana kick off the second half.
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.
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.
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.
OVER THE BAR! Appiah's free-kick is sent a yard or so over the crossbar; Dida looked to have it covered.
DANGEROUS SPOT! Juan is booked for a sliding challenge on Addo, 20 yards out. Ghana have a free-kick in a great spot...
Ghana can consider themselves unlucky to be behind; since Brazil scored, the African nation have been the better side.
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.
Ghana win a corner when Cafu deflects Muntari's cross behind.
Addo is down holding his shin; he doesn't look happy.
...but Ronaldinho spoons his shot high over the crossbar.
Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho stand over the set-piece...
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...
Lucio is back on the field after a minute's treatment; he seems to be moving freely enough.
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.
Lucio is down at the moment, receiveing some treatment on a calf strain.
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.
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.
Emerson is led from the field for some treatment; he looks to have picked up a thigh injury.
Ghana break with three against three; Draman shuns his team-mates, preferring a shot instead; he blasts high over the bar from 30 yards.
CLOSE! Ronaldinho cheekily goes for goal, but Kingson is alert enough to the effort and turns the shot around the post.
Ronaldo's strength wins Brazil a corner; Ronaldinho takes it short and receives the ball back...
ON TARGET! Amoah cuts in from the left wing, but he scuffs his shot and Dida is able to make an easy save.
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.
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.
Ghana are starting to make themselves known now; Brazil know they are in a contest now.
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.
Kaka's poor pass in midfield is cut out by Appiah; the Ghana captain will have a lot of that to do this afternoon.
Ghana look to have settled down after a very nervy statr; they are defending much better now, making it a lot harder for Brazil.
Ghana commit a few too many players forward in an attack which Juan breaks down inside the penalty area; Brazil quickly counter.
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.
GOOD EFFORT! Draman fires in a shot from distance; a fierce strike which Dida has to tip over the ball.
...but he doesn't beat Ronaldinho, who is the first man on the edge of the area.
Ghana win a free-kick, out on the left wing; Muntari stands over the set-piece...
Juan is Brazil's furthest man forward, but he is caught off-side by Ronaldinho's pass.
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.
Ghana are chasing the ball hard as Brazil work them around in midfield.
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.
If Ghana keep defending with such a high line, they could be on the end of a big score here.
Appiah is booked for leaving a leg in on a challenge.
Ronaldinho spots Cafu breaking down the right, but his quick free-kick is over-hit and runs out for a goal-kick.
Such an early goal was the last thing the Ghanaians wanted; it would have been a real blow to their confidence.
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.
Muntari is booked for sliding through the back of Kaka.
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.
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.
There is a big, colourful crowd inside the stadium this afternoon.
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.
Ze Roberto is knocked to the ground by Muntari; he escapes a booking, but gets a talking to from the referee.
CLOSE OFF-SIDE! Ronaldo is adjudged off-side as he chested down Kaka's chipped pass in to the penalty area.
Adriano is tackled as he tries to get down the right; he returns for this match after being rested for the match against Japan.
It is a muggy, cloudy day in Dortmund today; humid and sticky.
Brazil kick off in Dortmund.
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