Germany 2 Ghana 2: Player ratings as Arsenal star impresses

Germany 2 Ghana 2: Player ratings as Miroslav Klose's goal earns a point for Joachim Low's men

By Daniel Jolly
Germany
2
Ghana
2

Germany

Manuel Neuer Rarely tested but did well to keep out long-range efforts from Atsu and Muntari. No chance with goals. 6/10

Jerome Boateng Solid performance from former Manchester City full-back as he comfortably dealt with Ayew. 6

Per Mertesacker In his 100th international appearance, the Arsenal defender was at his imperious best to cut out any attacking opportunities. 7

Mats Hummels Didn’t put a foot wrong throughout the 90 minutes. Looked strong in the air. 6

Benedikt Howedes Struggled to contain threat of Atsu. Looked uncomfortable in full-back role. Near post flick-on set up his team’s second. 5

Philipp Lahm Interchanged with Khedira on a regular basis to counter man-marking approach of opponents. 5

Sami Khedira Looked to get forward-thinking movements started from a range of areas. 6

Toni Kroos Failed to make an impression on the game. Wasteful when given shooting opportunities. 5

Mario Gotze Showed neat touches but didn’t make real impact from left-wing role. Bundled home the game’s opener, which eventually went in off his knee. 6

Thomas Muller Acting as the hub for Germany’s attacking movement, the Bayern Munich man showed good hold-up play. Delivered perfect cross to set up his side’s opener. 6

Mesut Ozil Looked dangerous in right-wing role, where he was afforded the chance to cut in on his left foot. Good delivery nearly provided a much-deserved assist. 7

Substitutes

Shkodran Mustafi Half-time replacement was caught ball watching for Andre Ayew’s equaliser. 5

Bastian Schweinsteiger Added extra creative dimension when introduced. 6

Miroslav Klose Veteran striker made instant impact as he tapped home equaliser from close range. Now the equal record top goal-scorer at World Cup with 15 strikes. 6

Ghana

Fatau Dauda Showed good decision-making skills. Dealt with everything thrown at him. 6

Harrison Afful Solid performance from the 27-year-old. Supplied assist for opening goal. 6

John Mensah (man of the match) Illustrated good defensive to cut out neat passing interchanges and cut out dangerous crosses. 8

John Boye
Made a number of last-ditch tackles to prevent clear goalscoring chances. 6

Kwadwo Asamoah Proved to be a useful outlet as he displayed a willingness to get forward at every possible opportunity. Superb sliding challenge denied Muller. 6

Mohammed Rabiu Quiet game. Made no discernible impression on the game. 4

Sulley Muntari
Former Portsmouth player was main creative force for the Black Stars. Perfectly weighted through-ball set up second goal. 7

Andre Ayew Given freedom to show attacking talents after Jerome Boateng was replaced. Accurately steered header home for equaliser. 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng Playing against the country who he represented 41 times at youth level, the Schalke midfielder failed to make his mark. 5

Christian Atsu Looked lively throughout this encounter with pacey and skilful approach. 6

Asamoah Gyan Skipper showed incredible composure to score a crucial second – his fifth goal at a World Cup tournament. 6

Substitutes

Jordan Ayew Showed confidence and not afraid to take on a shot. Surging run nearly led to a third. 6

Wakaso Mubarak N/A

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
N/A

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