Ghana wins against Serbia and sets the stage for the first African win in the 2010 World Cup. A goal at the end of the second half gives Ghana a nice comfortable lead in Group D.
What we expected?
On the Ghana side we forsee good things from Dominic Adiyiah after last year’s FIFA U-20’s incredible performance. Adiyiah is known for his eight goals in seven games. We’re also keeping an eye out for Matthew Amoah.
On the Serbian side we have a talented group with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic , Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, Liverpool’s Milan Jovanovi, and Ajax’s Marko Pantelic.
The game seemed to start off with energy and strength as Marko Pantelic kicks a long shot to goal only eight seconds into the game, unfortunately his ball can’t find its way to the back of the net. Beyond that the first half was easily forgetting with no side really dominating. Serbia really disappoint their fans with a lackluster defense and their only real exciting moment came in the thirtieth moment when Aleksandar Kolarov free kicked past the left hand post.
The second half was really where things got interesting. Aleksander Lukovic gets red carded for holding back Gyan on the half way line in the74th minute. A few bursts from Krasic and Ivanovic end up fruitless, and we start to see Serbia really losing their mojo. In the 82nd minute, however, things look worse for Serbia as Kuzmanovic is penalized for a handball giving Ghana a penalty kick. Gyan sets the ball in motion and into the top of the net for Ghana’s first goal of the game. Gyan, in all his excitement, sent another ball towards the net, but instead it hits the side of the post. The game ends with a 1-0 lead by Ghana over Serbia.
Serbia takes on Germany on June 18 at 7am while Ghana and Australia go head to head on June 19 at 9:30am.