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Brazil 3-0 Ghana
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Brazil fans in Dortmund

Brazil's fans expect their team to see off Ghana in Dortmund and reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup

Ghana fans

The Ghanian supporters hope their side can pull off a massive upset - even without influential midfielder Michael Essien

Ronaldo beats keeper Richard Kingson

Brazil go ahead after just five minutes when Ronaldo cleverly rounds goalkeeper Richard Kingson to score

Ronaldo celebrates

The goal is Ronaldo's 15th in World Cup finals - breaking German legend Gerd Muller's previous record

Adriano goes down in the penalty area

Four minutes later Adriano is shown the yellow card for diving after going down in the box under Kingson's challenge

John Mensah

Ghana hit back and John Mensah misses a great chance to equalise when his header is saved by goalkeeper Dida

Adriano scores

Ghana look dangerous but are hit on the break just before half-time when Adriano nets Brazil's second from close range

Illiasu Shilla tackles Roberto Carlos

Ghana continue to battle hard though and Roberto Carlos is the victim of a crunching tackle from Illiasu Shilla

Ronaldinho is closed down

The Ghanian defence works hard to close down Brazil talisman Ronaldinho, who has a quiet game by his standards

Asamoah Gyan is shown the red card

Ghana are reduced to 10 men when Asamoah Gyan is sent off for a second bookable offence following a foul on Juan

Ze Roberto scores

Ze Roberto seals victory for the Brazilians by virtually walking the ball into the net for the third goal six minutes from time

Ghana's Derek Boateng applauds the crowd

Derek Boateng and his team-mates take the applause of the crowd as Ghana bow out of the tournament with great credit


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