CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Gyan puts Ghana into quarters over US 2-1

06-27-2010 13:23 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

Watch Video

Play Video

Africa's hopes rode with Ghana at the start of the knockout phase of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The host continent's only survivor after the group stages faced the US in a thriller that needed extra time to decide on Saturday.

First half...five minutes in...Kevin-Prince Boateng found room to work against the American defenders. He sent a low shot past a diving Tim Howard at the near post...and it was 1-0 Ghana. (replay) Boateng's rush put the US on its heels, and he had enough balance to strike it hard from the edge of the area. Ghana goes out in front.

But the US would uphold its reputation for late-match drama with another comeback. The score was still 1-0 in the 62nd minute. Ghana's Jonathan Mensah took out Clint Dempsey on the way to the goal and was hit with a penalty. Group stage hero Landon Donovan looked to build on his standout performance for the American side. He blasted the penalty kick home off the right post, and the US had forced a tie at 1-1. The score remained deadlocked after 90 minutes.

Three minutes into extra time...Asamoah Gyan made the play of the match for the Black Stars. He scored and put Ghana into the quarterfinals. Gyan held off US defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Jay DeMerit to smash a left-footed winner from about 12 yards out. Ghana keeps African dreams alive, and advances to the next round.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program