Brazil 3, Ghana 0
Posted by ssbg on June 27, 2006
The goal is Ronaldo’s 15th in World Cup finals – breaking German legend Gerd Muller’s previous record
Ronaldo became the highest scorer in World Cup finals history as Brazil beat Ghana to book a quarter-final place against France.
The 29-year-old took just five minutes to go past Gerd Muller’s tally of 14, latching on to Kaka’s through ball and rounding Richard Kingson to slot home.
Adriano tapped in Cafu’s cross and Ze Roberto ran through to wrap it up while Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan was sent off.
John Mensah had the Africans’ best chance, but Dida saved his header.
Brazil will now meet France in the last eight on Saturday in Frankfurt at 2000 BST.