Mohammed Kudus scored twice as Ghana edged South Korea 3-2 in the dramatic World Cup match to keep the West African side hopes of reaching the last 16.
Ghana scored early through Mohammed Salisu and Kudus gave them the lead before Cho Gue-sung brace levelled the game.
Mohammed Kudus’ cool 68th-minute finish sealed the game in Ghana’s favour.
Regardless of what happens in the later game between Portugal and Uruguay tonight, South Korea will need to beat the Selecao on Matchday Three, and they will probably need to do so by a few goals.
Essentially, qualification for the last 16 now looks highly unlikely, whereas Ghana have the bit between their teeth and will only need a point next time out.
This performance showed teams will always cause the Black Stars problems defensively, but they have talent going forward, and the opportunity for payback after Luis Suarez’s infamous handball against them in 2010 will provide real motivation.