THE DAY REPLAYED - Day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 proved to be a golden one for Africa, with Ghana and Cameroon recording respective wins over Asian representatives Uzbekistan and Korea Republic. Meanwhile, in the first of the day's four games, Germany underlined their credentials with an emphatic defeat of USA, and in the night game Uruguay struck a late wonder goal to see off England.
USA 0-3 Germany
Cameroon 2-0 Korea Republic
Ghana 2-1 Uzbekistan
England 0-1 Uruguay
Goal of the day
England-Uruguay, Tabare Viudez 84
Having let themselves down with some wayward finishing, Uruguay looked as if they would have to settle for a share of the points as time began to run out. But with just six minutes remaining, Tabare Viudez moved on to Jonathan Urretaviscaya's flighted cross from the right and unleashed a spectacular scissor-kick from the penalty spot, sending the ball speeding into the net and sparking jubilant celebrations among the Celeste contingent.
Paying the penalty: After Richard Sukuta-Pasu had spurned three clear-cut chances, Germany found an unusual source for their opening goal against USA: left-back Bjorn Kopplin. The Bayern Munich defender scampered up his flank before being upended in the box, enabling Semih Aydilek to stroke the Germans into the lead from the spot.
A stroke of luck: Frustrated at a lack of reward for all their early domination against a stubborn Korea Republic side, Cameroon were grateful for a sizeable slice of luck when they eventually took the lead on 20 minutes. There seemed to be little danger when Andre Akono Effa let fly with a hopeful strike from distance. Yet, though goalkeeper Lee Bum Young looked to have the shot covered, he somehow allowed the ball to squirm through his hands and over the line. Relieved at their unlikely breakthrough, the Africans went on to complete a routine win.
Solitary celebration: Having come from behind to secure a hard-fought three points, the entire Ghana team gathered together at the final whistle to celebrate. All of them except one, that is. Kneeling down in his area, a good few yards away from his jubilant team-mates, Black Satellites' goalkeeper Daniel Agyei chose to savour the moment on his own, raising his arms into the night sky as a signal of gratitude to God.
500 - Cameroon's Mallorca-based striker Germain Tiko secured a place in the record books when he notched his side's second goal against Korea Republic. It was the 500th scored by an African team in the history of the tournament.
"The CELESTE is back ladies and gents! What a nice team and the young lads play with a lot of determination and deserved the result!" BrodiFAAbs (Brazil) reacts to Uruguay's late win over England.
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