Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

Ghana Goes to Hollywood - Five Talking Points

analysis

Ghana and Germany put up a second half worthy of a blockbuster title when they drew 2-2 on Saturday night. The Black Stars were much improved, but still some schoolboy errors lingered and Ghana will be kicking themselves for not taking a full three points from the game.

They wanted their names in the headlines, and they've got just that. Ghana and Germany put on one of the most entertaining matches of the World Cup to date in a thrilling 2-2 draw. While the first half's action focused on the soapie of the brothers Boateng, the second half's action never stopped.

Ghana will be kicking themselves for losing to the USA and for not taking the chances they had in this match. It was a treat for all who tuned in and was a far more energetic, composed and determined effort from the Black Stars.

Kevin Prince-Boateng had previously questioned Germany's leadership under pressure. This performance was not enough to justify his ability to poke the sleeping bear, but it certainly showed that his comment was not just a throwaway jab designed to irk the country of his birth.

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