South Korea beats Ghana 2-1 in friendly

Koo Ja-cheol struck in stoppage time to give South Korea a

dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Tuesday

in an international friendly match.

The Wolfsburg midfielder, who finished the 2011 Asian Cup as top

scorer, was introduced as a second-half substitute and his goal

maintains Korea’s impressive form, coming four days after a victory

over Serbia by the same scoreline.

Korea took the lead after 12 minutes when Ji Dong-won headed a

corner into the Ghana net through the hands of goalkeeper Richard


Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan missed an immediate chance to

equalize when he put sent a penalty kick straight into the arms of

Jung Sung-ryeong.

Both teams, who reached the knockout stage of the 2010 World

Cup, continued to attack and Ghana grabbed a deserved equalizer

after 65 minutes. Sulley Muntari released Gyan and the

England-based striker shot low into the Korean net.

With just seconds remaining, Koo scored from close range to give

South Korea the win.


South Korea: Jung Sung-ryeong, Kim Young-kwon (Park Won-jae,

88), Lee Jung-soo, Hong Jeong-ho, Cha Du-ri (Kim Jae-sung, 75 ), Ki

Sung-yong, Lee Yong-rae, Kim Jung-woo (Koo Ja-cheol, 60), Lee

Chung-yong (Lee Keun-ho, 53), Park Chu-young (Nam Tae-hee, 81), Ji


Ghana: Richard Kingson, John Pantsil, Daniel Opare (David Addy,

53), Jonathan Mensah, Isaac Vorsah, Anthony Annan, Agyemang Badu

(Lee Addy, 87), Kwadwo Asamoah (Dominic Adiyiah, 56), Opoku

Agyemang (Emmanuel Clottey, 74) Sulley Muntari (Derek Boateng, 63),

Asamoah Gyan.