Ghana lacked finishing touches

Ghana, fired by the dangerous Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kwadwo Asamoah, caused so many problems that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira spent most of their time fighting fires inside their own half.

It says much for Ghana's skill, spirit and workrate that even after Ozil's superb goal they continued to rattle Germany and it needed a captain's display from right-back Philipp Lahm to keep the defence in any sort of shape.

On and on the Ghana forwards attacked, probing Germany full-back Jerome Boateng -- brother and opponent of Kevin-Prince -- and keeping goalkeeper Manuel Neuer busy throughout.

That they could not find a goal may suggest Ghana will find themselves short of a great finisher when they go on to face the United States in their last 16 game.

Image: Germany's goalkeeper Neuer makes a save next to Ghana's Mensah