Germany vs Ghana, Highlights: Miroslav Klose Equals Ronaldo's Record as Germany Draw 2-2 With Ghana

Updated: 22 June 2014 05:53 IST

Germany and Ghana played out a 2-2 draw and Germany now have 4 points from 2 matches.

Germany draw 2-2 against Ghana in their Group G encounter. Catch all the highlights from the match here (Matchcentre):

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02:23 (IST): That is it for this match. The score is 2-2 and both teams share a point each. Germany pushed to the limit by Ghana and it is ultimately a fair result considering how well both teams played.

02:15 (IST): Neuer tested yet again but the keeper is up to the task as he makes the save in the 88th minute. Both sides searching for a win and are desperate not to lose. Germany have never lost when Klose has scored.

02:11 (IST):  Thomas Muller almost getting the lead but some excellent defending by Ghana prevents Germany from going up 3-2 with a little over five minutes left to play.

02:05 (IST): The term "super sub" was invented for times like these. Barely on the pitch for a minute, Miroslav Klose pokes home at the far post after Benedikt Howedes had flicked a corner on towards the bottom corner.

01:59 (IST): GOAL! Miroslav Klose is at the right place at the right time as Germany make it 2-2 in the 71st minute. He equals Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals.

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01:51 (IST): GOAL! Sulley Muntari displays great vision and sends a pass to Asamoah Gyan in the 63rd minute, who shows brilliant composure inside the box to bury the ball inside the left p

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01:47 (IST): Germany barely have time to stop celebrating Mario Gotze's opener before Harrison Afful uses all the time he has on the right-hand side to pick out a delightful cross for Andre Ayew to leap high above Shkodran Mustafi and head into the far corner of the net. In the space of one minute, this game has sparked right into life. These last 30 minutes could be very interesting.

01:43 (IST): GOAL! Ayew does it for Ghana as they draw level with Germany in the 54th minute

01:40 (IST):  GOAL! Mario Gotze finds the back of the net as Germany take the lead in the 51st minute.

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01:33 (IST): The second half gets underway as both teams look for an early goal.

01:25 (IST): Germany beat Ghana in their group match in the 2010 edition.

01:19 (IST): Such is the nature of things that a win for Germany won't directly seal a place for them in the last 16 while a loss for Ghana does not ensure that they are out of the World Cup.

01:17 (IST): So that's the end of an entertaining first half. No goals scored but exceptional football from both teams as one can look forward to an interesting second half after the game.

01:07 (IST): Germany being kept on their toes by some resolute football from Ghana. Ghana lost to Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the 2010 edition. Germany lost to Spain in the semis and finished third in the same tournament.

01:00 (IST):  Some good keeping by Neuer as he blocks off a 33rd minute screamer from Muntari. Germany clearly being given a run for their money.

00:56 (IST): Gyan trying to make a run in the 27th minute but is called off side by the referee.

00:48 (IST):  Germany making some good runs but lack of good finishing ensures that they have nothing to show for it in the form of goals scored.

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00:46 (IST): Germany have only lost once in their last nineteen group games in the finals.

00:43 (IST): Atsu has a chance to give Ghana the lead in the 13th minute but Neuer pulls off a good save to prevent Germany from conceding early.

00:38 (IST): Not much too choose between the two teams in the opening ten minutes of the game. Ghana have given a clear indication that they will not be put under pressure from Germany.

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00:33 (IST): Kevin-Prince Boateng and one of his opponents battle for the ball in the 4th minute and he commits an attacking foul.

00:30 (IST): The referee blows the whistle and it begins! The 800th match of the World Cup finals.

00:24 (IST): The players coming on to the field as the national anthems start to play. Germany have been unbeaten in their last 12 internationals.

00:21 (IST): The two Boateng brothers are set to go head-to-head tonight, with Jerome lining up for Germany and Kevin Prince being selected for Ghana.

00:19 (IST): Ozil to start for Germany as Podolski and Klose are benched. Germany hoping for another good performance after routing Portugal 4-0 in their opener.

00:06 (IST): In other football action, Argentina scraped home again against Iran thanks to an injury-time goal by Lionel Messi. (Match Highlights)

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