Ghana saved their World Cup campaign by defeating South Korea 3-2 in Group H, with Mohammed Kudus scoring twice.
The Black Stars needed three points to avoid being eliminated early and appeared to be on their way to victory after Mohammed Salisu and Kudus put them up 2-0 at halftime.
Gue-Sung Cho, however, equalized twice in three minutes after the break before Ajax’s 22-year-old Kudus scored the game-winner in the 68th minute.
Below are the Black Stars’ player ratings.
Lawrence Ati Zigi: He made outstanding saves to prevent South Korea from equalizing – 7
Gideon Mensah: The left-back played well. Ghana had two pre-assists but could have done better to prevent Korea’s second goal. – 6
Daniel Amartey: The Leicester City defender did well at the back – 6
Mohammed Salisu: He scored the first goal but lost his man when Korea scored their second – 7
Tariq Lamptey: Despite being full of energy and running to support the attack, he is responsible for Korea’s first goal after losing possession.
Salisu Abdul Samed: He was as composed and calm as usual in the middle – 6
Thomas Partey: An average performance given that he is one of the team’s stars – 6
Mohammed Kudus: The Ajax midfielder was named man of the match after inspiring Ghana with two brilliant goals. 8
Andre Ayew: Not his best performance as captain, who usually leads by example. – 6
Jordan Ayew: He silenced critics with a brilliant first-half performance, assisting both of Ghana’s goals – 7
Inaki Williams: Williams lacked confidence and missed his shot, resulting in an assist for Kudus’ winner. – 6