Buoyed by an impressive opening day victory over Portugal, Germany took to the task of overcoming Ghana in high spirits; however, the shock was just as notable after a stunning 2-2 draw with Ghana.
Although Joachim Low's side are still on course to qualify—with just one point needed against final Group G opponents United States next Thursday—the shared points on the night now mean that any side can now progress to the next round.
Mario Goetze opened the scoring in the 51st minute following a tight first half, when a deep cross from Thomas Mueller found the small forward wedged between two Ghanaian defenders on the edge of the six-yard box. The Bayern Munich star's header actually was off target, heading straight for the ground, but fortunately it knocked off his own knee and bounced in to give his side the lead.
Yet it was Ghana's night to truly shine, when a commendable resurgence saw the African side regain a footing in the game with an Andre Ayew header in the 54th minute before Asamoah Gyan smashed home the second for the Black Stars just nine minutes later.
Miroslav Klose would then save German blushes later in the second half, with a monumental 15th World Cup goal, but without a third from the likes of Mesut Ozil, Philipp Lahm or even Bastian Schweinsteiger, it was Ghana's night to enjoy.
Here are six things we learned from this well earned draw.