Germany v Ghana, 21 June 2014

Score2-2
RefereeSandro Ricci
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueEstadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Attendance59,621
Kick-off 4.00pm local (8.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Mario Götze (Germany) Assistant referees: Emerson De Carvalho (Brazil) Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil) Fourth official: Víctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru) Fifth official: Rodney Aquino (Paraguay) The two teams had met in three previous matches, including in the 2010 FIFA World Cup group stage, won by Germany 1–0. After a goalless first half, Germany took the lead when Thomas Müller crossed from the right for Mario Götze, whose header went in off his thigh. Ghana equalised three minutes later, when André Ayew headed in Harrison Afful's cross from the right. Ghana then took the lead when Sulley Muntari intercepted the ball from Philipp Lahm, then slipped a through ball for Asamoah Gyan to score with his right foot. Just two minutes after coming on as a substitute, Miroslav Klose once again tied up the match, with a close-range finish after Benedikt Höwedes flicked on a corner from Toni Kroos. Klose's goal took his World Cup total to 15, equalling the record mark held by Brazil's Ronaldo. He also joined Pelé and Uwe Seeler as the only players to have scored in four World Cups. Gyan became the joint top African scorer in the World Cup (tied with Cameroon's Roger Milla) with five goals, and also the first African player to score in three World Cups. Just as in the 2010 meeting, Jérôme Boateng (Germany) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) faced each other, the second time two brothers faced each other in a World Cup game. In the 52nd minute, a man with a Polish passport, identified as Leszek Ludomir, invaded the pitch shirtless, with letters and numbers painted on his chest and back. FIFA's official TV feed cut out the images. The man was approached in a calm and friendly manner by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, who quickly escorted him off the pitch, and he was then taken into custody by the stadium security. It was also quite surprising that no police were seen on the pitch in pursuit of the invader.

2  Germany

Manager: Joachim Low

2  Ghana

Manager: Akwasi Appiah

Goals:

Mario Götze 51 G
Miroslav Klose 71 G

Goals:

André Ayew 54 G
Asamoah Gyan 63 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Philipp Lahm (captain)
Defender Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Mario Götze
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda
Defender Harrison Afful
Defender John Boye
Defender Jonathan Mensah
Midfielder Christian Atsu
Midfielder Sulley Muntari
Midfielder Mohammed Rabiu
Midfielder/Forward André Ayew
Forward Kwadwo Asamoah
Forward Asamoah Gyan (captain)

Substitutions:

Shkodran Mustafi for Jérôme Boateng 46
Miroslav Klose for Mario Götze 69
Bastian Schweinsteiger for Sami Khedira 70

Substitutions:

Jordan Ayew for Kevin-Prince Boateng 52
Mubarak Wakaso for Christian Atsu 71
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu for Mohammed Rabiu 78

Cards:

Cards:

Sulley Muntari 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Midfielder Erik Durm
Midfielder Christoph Kramer
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Forward Miroslav Klose
Forward Lukas Podolski

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stephen Adams
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey
Defender Samuel Inkoom
Defender Daniel Opare
Defender Rashid Sumaila
Midfielder Afriyie Acquah
Midfielder Albert Adomah
Midfielder Michael Essien
Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso
Forward Jordan Ayew
Forward Majeed Waris