Friday, July 9, 2010

Uruguay vs Ghana – amazingly exciting match.

To start with a confession, never knew any of their players.

But had to watch the watch, after all it was quarter finals. As far as I know Ghana being the only African nation to have reached till here, really appreciable and then Uruguay, winning world cup twice, long back in 1930 and 1950 is no more keeping their form. Anyways match for me was between not very good teams but obviously not bad teams as they have to be good to reach till here.

I did not see the entire match from start but Ghana scored 1st goal in the end of 1st half I remember and Uruguay managed to equal the scores in the 2nd half. The game ended 1 – 1 followed by 2 extra times of more 15 minutes each. But then the last min of 2nd ET was so amazing.

The Ghana player hit the ball from corner I guess which was then hit as header by Ghana guy and the keeper saved it, the ball fell on ground and Ghana guy kicked it this time hitting the man – Suarez’s feet and the ball bounces back and then one Ghana guy hits a header directly into the goal of Uruguay which gets missed by the goalkeeper but Suarez plays the role in the rush of blood and simply pushes the ball outside the goal with his both hands…that’s it…the guys appealed and won the penalty kick in the last few seconds of the match. Suarez did the extreme a player can do, a handball in penalty area simply getting a red card. The man is out of the match and Ghana one kick away from winning. But wait drama left, the Ghana guys Gyan takes the penalty kick and guess what, hits it out of the goal, not even on the goal, the keeper was not even needed infront of the goal…hehehe.

So the match now goes into penalty shootout.

1st goal scored by Uruguay, for Ghana see the courage, the same guy comes Gyan, but no mistake this time, he scored too.

2nd goal scored by both teams.

3rd goal scored by Uruguay but MISSED by Ghana…the captain Mensah kicking the ball the most lame way a footballer can do… like hitting something while strolling in the park…keeper saved it too easily.

4th goal guess what, saved by Ghana keeper … that means they still stood a chance, this goal need to be scored but then high class drama the goal was again saved by Uruguay keeper.

5th goal, Uruguay guy comes front to kick it and make into the semis or miss it by giving Ghana guys one more chance and no mistakes for him…he scores it thus letting Uruguay into the semifinals of the tournament after a long long time…the fans cheering and hugging each other and Ghana guys and fans both crying. Alas!! They could have been the 1st African country to make it to semifinals.

Anyways for people like me not supporting any country so seriously the match was unlimited fun.

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