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Germany vs. Ghana: Goals and Highlights from Group G Match

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Sulley Muntari of Ghana controls the ball against Toni Kroos of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 21, 2014

Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday in Group G, leaving the "Group of Death" wide open. 

The two sides played to a scoreless first half before goals started pouring in in a wild second half. 

Mario Gotze broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, getting on the end of a perfect cross from Thomas Muller to give Germany a 1-0 lead. 

Mario Götze: Has now scored 5 goals in his last 5 competitive matches for Germany #ger

— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 21, 2014

 

Mario Götze goal Germany 1-0 https://t.co/xd2GAQioc4

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 21, 2014

 

Not long after, the Ghanaians equalised in the 54th minute off of a header from Andre Ayew. Ayew beat Per Mertesacker in the air to get things level. 

Andre Ayew scores 1-1 Ghana https://t.co/0UJgUhO4S8

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 21, 2014

Asamoah Gyan gave Ghana a shock lead with a smashed shot past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 63rd minute. 

Gyan became the first African player to score in three World Cups with the goal.

Asamoah Gyan 2-1 Ghana https://t.co/YlNCnBQ2zJ

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 21, 2014

Substitute Miroslav Klose got the all-important equaliser for Germany, knocking in a goal from close range. 

It was his 15th career World Cup goal, tying him with Ronaldo for the most all time. 

Klose!!!!!!!!! 2-2 Germany https://t.co/T18qLVfcgO

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 21, 2014

Germany will conclude against the United States and Ghana face Portugal. 

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