Serbia 0–1 Ghana: Black Stars are first African team to win on African soil

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Serbia 0–1 Ghana: Black Stars are first African team to win on African soil

The opening game of World Cup Group D was dramatically won by Ghana, who scored a late penalty to punish Serbia for not being strong with their defences. Though the first half failed to produce any goals, there were chances at either end. Despite early intent from Serbia, it was the Black Stars who looked the more likely team to open the scoring. After the interval, the pattern of the game remained the same until Aleksandar Lukovic was dismissed for a second booking, inviting Ghana to really go for the jugular