Ghana have chaos in their soul. After demanding £1.7m in cash for their appearance fees two of the squad had a fight with officials and manager meaning that Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were both banned by their own FA before the match.
Given the circumstances they should have been thrashed but were unlucky to lose to a bundled winner from the king of sulk Cristiano Ronaldo.
How pissed off Ronaldo is appears to depend on how many goals he is behind Messi and Robben. The look on his face can brighten the darkest hour – try it – the next time you are in pain or torment, imagine Ronaldo in a strop or, better, in tears. It is a remarkably effective balm.
Christian Atsu wasn’t able to sprinkle much magic here but he has made his impression. We look forward to his cavalier approach at Stamford Bridge, speed and cheek in equal measure. Jose will hate him and try to knock the rough corners off.
Ghana fell behind to an unlucky own-goal, equalised after an exquisite cross for Asamoah Gyan but fell when Ronaldo finished a rebound. The little git didn’t even smile.