What Was Ghana Thinking?

Nipon Haque

I began watching the game from the extra time onwards to see if Ghana could keep the African hope alive  – both the teams had scored and it was 1-1 after full time. In the extra time the Uruguayan players looked out of steam but somehow managed to thwart Ghana’s repeated attempts to score a winner. Ghana dominated all through but failed to finish in front of the goal. That was until a great drama unfolded at the 120th minute! Adiyiah’s first shot was kicked off the line by Suárez but he was given a red card when he did what he had to – punched Adiyiah’s follow-up header off the line. What an extraordinary moment it was for Ghana to make their dream come true but, to their great horror, Asamoah Gyan’s penalty kick hit the post! Clearly, Ghana was shaken as Mensah took a very weak shot (What was he thinking!) saved by Muslera without much of an effort. The Uruguayan goalkeeper had to dive again to his left to save another poorly taken shot by Adiyiah. 120 minutes of compelling drama thus ended in the tie-breaker (4-2) taking Uruguay to the semis after 40 years, thanks to Ghana’s epic blunder and Suárez’s red-card sacrifice!

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