WC2010 Quarterfinal 2: Video Highlights

Uruguay 1 Ghana 1 (Penalties 4-2)

This was one crazy game of football. The regular 90 minutes were marked by one long range strike from each team. An unremarkable 30 minutes of extra time followed, save for the final 60 seconds. Which was totally insane.

Ghana took the lead with Sulley Muntari's goal just before halftime

Uruguay level it with Diego Forlan's free kick, ten minutes into the second half

In the last minute of extra time. a cross comes in, Kevin-Prince Boateng flicks it towards goal. Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera beats John Mesnah to the ball and knocks it down. With Muselera out of nets, Stephen Appiah shoots, and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez blocks it on the line with his knee. Young Dominic Adiyiah gets to the rebound first and heads at goal. It’s going in. Until Luis Suarez used his hand to bat it away. So. red card for Suarez for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. Penalty to Ghana with just seconds left in the game. Asamoah Gyan steps up, hits it hard, but hits the bar. Ghana’s golden opportunity to win this game at the death and make the semi-finals disappears.

Here comes the penalty shootout. Maximum respect to Asamoah Gyan for stepping up and taking the first Ghanaian penalty so soon after missing his first one. He scored! If not for Suarez's "contribution", Adiyiah could have been the 20 year old striker who scored the goal that made Ghana the first African team in a World Cup semi-final. Instead he’s the guy that missed the penalty kick to keep them out. Credit to Uruguay’s Sebastian Abreu for the coolness of his dink that sent La Celeste to the semi-finals.

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