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Afcon 2019: How Ghana and Benin drew - By The Numbers

9:24 PM MYT 26/06/2019
Christian Atsu of Ghana during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
10-men Ghana missed out on a chance to go level on points with Afcon 2019's Group F leaders Cameroon. Goal looks at the numbers

  • Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu and Benin's midfielder Sessi D'Almeida during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    #1 Reckless Ghana pay the price

    Ghana paid the price for going down to 10 men against Benin in their opening Afcon 2019 encounter against Benin. 

    Soon after John Boye's dismissal, albeit for time wasting, Benin equalised and almost snatched a win later in the encounter. 

    Goal looks back at some interesting stats from the game

  • Andre Ayew Ghana 2019

    #2 Where did Ghana's goals come from?

    Ghana's two goals came from just three shots on target throughout the 90 minutes. 
  • Mubarak Wakaso of Ghana warms up before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Ghana and Benin at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019

    #3 Wakaso instrumental

    Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso, despite losing most balls (21), made the most successful passes (41) on the field. He also completed the most recoveries (7).
  • Richard Ofori of Ghana

    #4 Ofori kept on his toes

    Of the two goalkeepers, Ghana's Richard Ofori was clearly the busiest. Ofori made two crucial saves having faced 12 shots compared to his counterpart Fabien Farnolle who faced five shots but was required to only make a save.
  • Ghana defender Andy Yiadom and Benin's Steve Mounie during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    #5 Black Stars depleted but superior

    Despite the numerical disadvantage, Ghana continued to show superiority by completing the match with the most touches on the ball. 

    The Black Stars completed 507 touches with a 77% success rate compared to the Squirrels' 485 touches. 

  • Ghana defender Andy Yiadom and Benin's Steve Mounie during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

    #6 Baraze and Benin to improve

    From a Benin analysis, defender Seidou Baraze lost the most balls (19). 

    The 28-year-old will have to improve when Benin take on Guinea-Bissau on Saturday.