On this day 16 October 2009 (Exactly 12 years prior today)Ten-man Ghana won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 by overcoming Brazil in an unexpected capital punishment shoot-out after the two groups neglected to break the halt shortly of football.
The African and South American bosses, who had not lost a game during the opposition, keep that pleased record unblemished, however toward the day’s end, it was the Black Satellites, who continued in the strides of Argentina, victors at Canada 2007, in lifting the renowned prize. Brazil had the better of the beginning phases and went tortuously near starting to lead the pack right off the bat when Giuliano’s free-kick was placed into the container and Alex Teixeira was inches away from interfacing with a header. Giuliano incited A Seleção indeed, playing the ball to Paulo Henrique on the left who crossed for Alan Kardec, however his volley was wide.
Douglas stung the hands of the goalkeeper with a shot from distance, however the significant idea of the primary half came in the 37th moment when David Addo was given a straight red card for a foul on Alex Teixeira, after the last was breaking rapidly on the counter assault. While the Belgian trusted Addo to be the last man, the Africans fought that both Jonathan Mensah and David Addy had followed back to cover.
Ghana, who flaunted the competition’s most productive strikeforce in Dominic Adiyiah and Ransford Osei neglected to marshal a solitary shot on objective in a stop-begin opening 45 minutes, interspersed by no less than 17 free-kicks, yet this was not the swelling experience those measurements might propose.
Abeiku Quansah had a goalbound shot saved four minutes after the break, however it was a standard stop for Rafael as Brazil did a large portion of the squeezing. Alex Teixeira ought to have improved, however headed wide from Diogo’s middle and Alan Kardec had a once in a lifetime chance, yet went directly at Daniel Agyei from Souza’s cross.
As the halfway highlight the subsequent half drew closer, Ghana had more belonging, yet at the same time Brazil looked the more risky. Rafael Toloi slipped an impeccably weighted give for Alan Kardec to lock to, yet he terminated fiercely into the side netting. The No9 was at fault for botching one more opportunity seconds some other time when he established a free header from Douglas Costa’s get over the crossbar.
There was no question who the 67,814 in the arena were supporting, as there was an enormous thunder from the home fans at whatever point their kindred Africans crossed the midway line and the commotion levels expanded further when Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu’s avoided shot constrained Rafael to make a fine, low save to one side.
As the half wore on, the Black Satellites appeared to progressively get into their cadence of playing with ten men and their assaulting raids turned out to be increasingly ordinary, while at the back they shielded with colossal soul. They procured the option to take the tie into additional time, yet there was still dramatization to come in the last phases of the 90 when Andre Ayew and Rafael Toloi conflicted for the ball, the last requiring genuine treatment.
With Rogerio having made each of the three of his replacements, there was a particular chance that Brazil would have been compelled to play additional time with ten men. However in spite of running with an observable limp, the protector proceeded courageously to keep up with the mathematical benefit for his group.
The South Americans had a wonderful opportunity to start to lead the pack six minutes into additional time, yet Agyei pulled off a top notch save to deny Maicon, who actually had his hands measured to his mouth in dismay briefly thereafter. Agyei disappointed Wellington Junior in the second time of additional time, with a keen stop at his close to post, yet for certain players having played 11 and a half hours during this opposition, the speed of the game diminished – and the game limped into a punishment shoot-out.
That is the point at which the firecrackers started. To begin with, Alan Kardec and Ayew and Giuliano and Inkoom exchanged effective punishments, yet Brazil got the principal advantage subsequent to seeing Douglas Costa score and Jonathan Mensah miss. Souza then, at that point, had his punishment saved, yet Bright Addae neglected to decrease the deficiency when his strike from 12 yards was serenely asserted by Rafael. That left Maicon with the shot at winning it for Brazil, yet he impacted the possibility high over the bar. Adiyiah kept his cool to take the shoot-out into abrupt passing. Then, at that point, Agyei denied Alex Teixeira before Agyemang-Badu made the triumph sure with the definitive spot-kick.
Sellas Tetteh, Ghana Coach.
We are commendable victors of this competition. At the point when Daniel Addo was shipped off I wasn’t frightened as I went through exactly the same thing two years prior in the U17 World Cup in Korea when Brazil were again the rivals. Yet, we have beaten them today since we adjusted our game. I have now turned into the main mentor to lead an African group to this treasured title and I trust that I will before long be driving the Ghana first group to triumph in the African Cup of Nations and afterward the World Cup.
Rogerio, Brazil Coach
I’m glad for my group and the exhibitions we have placed in during the competition. The players were fantastic and we controlled the game today, even before the shipping off. We squandered various possibilities in the match yet when it went to the punishment shoot-out we don’t have anything to be vexed about. Good fortune assumes the greatest part in shoot-outs. She abandoned us and we lost the cup. We chose to take Douglas off in the primary half since Ghana’s left back David Addy was raising us a ton of ruckus. My player was on a yellow card and I was stressed he would get shipped off.
Ghana Line-Up: Daniel Agyei, Samuel Nkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Addo, Lee Addy, Abeiku Quansah (Opoku Agyemang), Agyemang Badu, Andre Ayew (C) ,Rabiu Mohammed (Bright Addai), Ransford Osei (Kassenu Ghandy), Dominic Adiyah
Unused Subs: Robert Dabuo, Joseph Addo, Gladys Awako, Latif Salifu, Daniel Opare, Philip Boampong, John Benson
Mentor: Sellas Tetteh.