Brazil v Ghana, 27 June 2006

Score3-0 to Brazil
RefereeMichel Lubos
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueWestfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance65,000
Kick-Off 17:00 Local (16:00 BST) Assistant referees: Roman Slysko (Slovakia) Martin Balko (Slovakia) Fourth official: Mark Shield (Australia) Fifth official: Nathan Gibson (Australia) Man of the Match: Zé Roberto (Brazil) Ronaldo became the highest scorer in World Cup finals history as Brazil beat Ghana to book a quarter-final place against France. The 29-year-old took just five minutes to go past Gerd Muller's tally of 14, latching on to Kaka's through ball and rounding Richard Kingson to slot home. Adriano tapped in Cafu's cross and Ze Roberto ran through to wrap it up while Ghana's Asamoah Gyan was sent off. John Mensah had the Africans' best chance, but Dida saved his header. Brazil's only previous meeting with Ghana at 'A' international level was a friendly in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in March 1996. Brazil won 8-2

3  Brazil

Manager: Carlos Alberto Parreira

0  Ghana

Manager: Ratomir Dujkovic

Goals:

Ronaldo 5 G
Adriano 45 G
Ze Roberto 84 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dida
Defender Cafu (captain)
Defender Juan
Defender Roberto Carlos
Defender/Centre back Lucio
Midfielder Emerson
Midfielder Kaka
Midfielder Ronaldinho
Midfielder Ze Roberto
Forward Adriano
Forward Ronaldo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson
Defender Shilla Illiasu
Defender John Mensah
Defender Emmanuel Pappoe
Defender/Centre back Eric Addo
Defender/Midfielder John Pantsil
Midfielder Stephan Appiah (captain)
Midfielder Haminu Dramani
Midfielder Sulley Muntari
Forward Matthew Amoah
Forward Asamoah Gyan

Substitutions:

Gilberto Silva for Emerson 46
Juninho Pernambucano for Adriano 61
Ricardinho for Kaka 83

Substitutions:

Derek Boateng for Eric Addo 60
Alex Tachie-Mensah for Matthew Amoah 70

Cards:

Adriano 13 Y
Juan 44 Y

Cards:

Stephan Appiah 7 Y
Sulley Muntari 11 Y
John Pantsil 29 Y
Eric Addo 38 Y
Asamoah Gyan 48 Y
Asamoah Gyan 81 Y
Asamoah Gyan 81 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni
Defender Cicinho
Defender Cris
Defender Gilberto
Defender/Centre back Luisão
Midfielder Gilberto Silva
Midfielder Carlos Mineiro
Midfielder Ricardinho
Forward Fred
Forward Robinho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sammy Adjei
Goalkeeper George Owu
Defender Habib Mohammed
Defender Dan Quaye
Defender/Centre back Samuel Osei Kuffour
Midfielder Otto Addo
Midfielder Michael Essien
Midfielder Hans Sarpei
Midfielder/Forward Derek Boateng
Forward Razak Pimpong

Comments:

Ronaldo becomes the World Cup finals' all-time record goalscorer. His 15th goal in the finals exceeds the previous highest career tally held by West Germany's Gerd Muller. Adriano's goal is Brazil's 200th in the World Cup finals. They are the first nation to reach the double-century mark. Brazil extend their own World Cup finals record to 11 consecutive victories.

Comments:

This defeat brought Ghana's first World Cup finals to an end.