Ghana edge out South Korea in thrilling encounter

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Mohammed Kudus scored the match winner as Ghana won an action-packed game against South Korea at Education City Stadium in Qatar.

Coming from a disappointing 3-2 loss to Portugal in the opening game the Black Stars needed a win to get their campaign back on track and that was the exact outcome as the shrug off a late onslaught for the Asians to steal a hard earned 3-2 win.

Ghana Coach Otto Addo made three changes to the side that lost to Portugal as he brought in Gideon Mensah, Jordan Ayew and Tariq Lamptey for Alidu Seidu, Alexander Djiku and Baba Abdul Rahman.

The Black Stars scored two quick fire goals in the 24th and 34th minutes through Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus to take a 2-0 lead into the break following a dominant first half.

Back from recess, South Korea stunned the noisy Ghanaian fans with two goals in three minutes to level matters. Cho Gue-sung, top-scorer in his domestic league, levelled the game after 61 minutes having reduced the deficit in the 58th minute.

With the game tied at 2-2, Mohammed Kudus blasted home a third for Ghana in the 68th minute to break South Korea's hearts.

Chances continued to fall South Korea's way as they searched for another equaliser but, despite 10 minutes of added time, Ghana held on to win 3-2.

The Black Stars now sit second place in the Group H standings with 3 points - 3 points adrift of leaders Portugal who beat Uruguay 2-0 in the other Group game on Monday.

Ghana will take on Uruguay in their final Group H encounter on Friday, December 02, 2022 at Al Janoub stadium.