Ghana was subjected to a relentless South Korean attack, forcing them to give up five corners in the opening ten minutes of the first half.
Ghana, led by midfielder Jordan Ayew, was awarded a free kick in the 24th minute of the first half, which Mohammed Salisu executed to score his second international goal and first world goal for his nation.
Unfazed by the first goal and once more propelled by midfielder Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus headed in a telegraphi cross for Ghana’s second goal.
Gue-sung Cho scored two goals in quick succession in the 58th and 61st minutes of the second half for South Korea, with assists from Kang-in Lee and Jin-su Kim.
FT South Korea 2-3 Ghana
⚽ ?? 24': Salisu
⚽ ?? 34': Kudus
⚽ ?? 58': Cho
⚽ ?? 61': Cho
⚽ ?? 68': Kudus
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Mohammed Kudus went on to net his brace for Ghana, following an assist from Gideon Mensah in the South Korean goal area for the third goal that brought the game to a 3-2 conclusion.
Taegeuk Warriors couldn’t mount another comeback after they overcame a deficit and Ghana quickly seized a new advantage. The Black Stars triumph in their first FIFA World Cup game since their victory against the USA in the 2010 Round of 16.
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The Black Stars’ victory will now ensure them the first three points in their group and increase their chances of making it out of the group stage and into the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.