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World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. Ghana: Sulley Muntari Bender Puts Ghana Up At Halftime

On the stroke of halftime, Sulley Muntari's Jabulani goal put the Black Stars up 1-0 over Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup.

The midfielder's left-footed shot from near 40 yards out knuckled in mid-flight, bending to goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's lower left after the `keeper had started moving right, for the match's only goal.

The shot culminated a first half that saw Uruguay exert most of the control, testing Richard Kingson three times in the first half hour, most notably with Luis Suárez's shot from 17 yards out in the 24th minute.    Suárez's half-volley was headed for the goal's upper-right hand corner before the Ghanaian goalkeepe'rs stretch put the ball over the bar and out of play.

After half an hour, Ghana started asserting control of the match, generating counter attack opportunities, the best being for Asamoah Gyan in the 44th minute.

Then, two minutes into stoppage time, Ghana's only shot on goal in the first half found net, with Muntari putting the Black Stars up 1-0.