For the first 33 minutes of the match, Brazil and Ghana entertained everyone. At that point, Daniel Opare was sent off and things got a little dicey. Leandro Damiao scored a nice goal in the 45th minute, but things were all downhill from there. What ensued in the second half was hardly flattering to either side.
Ghana proceeded to commit constant dirty fouls on Brazil, targeting Neymar in particular. A few of Brazil's players have (possibly unfair) reputations as divers, but there was no diving taking place on Monday evening at Craven Cottage. Ghana was hacking away at Brazil constantly, and it looked legitimate every time a Brazilian player went down.
At the same time, Mano Menezes' side lacked a killer instinct in the final third, outside of Damiao. Both Ronaldinho and Neymar showed off some individual skills, but neither could do much to create scoring opportunities for themselves and their teammates. Once Ganso went off with an injury and Elias was introduced, Brazil didn't play like Brazil.
Brazil walked away from Craven Cottage with a 1-0 victory, but there are probably more questions about the future job security of Menezes than there are about Goran Stevanovic.