Ghana rekindled their chances of reaching the World Cup knockout rounds for the second time with a dramatic Group H victory over South Korea after a second-half comeback.
In an opening 3-2 defeat against Portugal, the 2010 quarterfinalists excelled and took the lead in the 24th minute when defender Mohammed Salisu swept home Jordan Ayew’s looping free-kick.
Ghana added second 10 minutes later when Ayew whipped in another wonderful pass from the left and Mohammed Kudus’ lightest of headers increased the Black Stars’ advantage.
South Korea, who placed fourth in the 2002 finals and opened with a good 0-0 draw against Uruguay, responded after the interval with two headers from Cho Gue-sung in short succession to pull level.
⭐️ Mohammed Kudus became the first Ghana player to score a brace in a World Cup match as he inspired his team to a 3-2 win over South Korea.— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) November 28, 2022
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They held on amid a late onslaught to earn a precious win ahead of a final group game against Uruguay, while South Korea coach Paulo Bento, who was red-carded after the final whistle, must pick his players up before facing Portugal on Friday.