Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ghana clinched a 3-2 World Cup victory over South Korea in one of the tournament’s most thrilling games after Mohammed Kudus scored a brace, including a 68th-minute winner on Monday.
Mohammed Salisu scored the opener for Ghana in the 24th minute before teammate Mohammed Kudus scored the second goal 10 minutes later.
High morale was not enough for Ghana at the start of the second half which featured high pressure from South Korea before Cho Gue-sung scored two remarkable headers, the first in the 58th minute and an equalizing one three minutes later to snatch a deserved draw.
Ghana earned three points, keeping hopes to reach the next stage
Despite the Korean high pressure on all fronts, Ghana’s Kudus netted the winner in the 68th minute
Ghana now have earned its first three points in Qatar to keep its chances of reaching the next stage alive, while the Black Stars await Portugal’s match against Uruguay.
Monday’s win over South Korea is noteworthy after Ghana scored three goals in a single World Cup match for the first time in their history, while Kudus became the first player to score a brace in a single match for Ghana in the World Cup.
While Cho Gue-Sung scored the first-of-its-kind brace for South Korea as well, his efforts were not enough to win any points for his team, who will face a complicated situation against Portugal in their upcoming match on Friday.EFE