[:en]U-20 FIFA World Cup: Mali thrashes Ghana to make quarter final[:]

[:en]The Fifa Under-20 World Cup has provided another upset with Mali topping Ghana 3-0 in their round of 16 clash in Wellington.

Mali only went through to the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed teams during pool play, while Ghana topped a wild Group B.


With their victory, Mali, who came third in Group D, have moved through to a quarter-final where they will meet either Germany or Nigeria in Christchurch on Sunday.

Diadie Samassekou and Adama Traore produced a handful of nice touches between one another before Samassekou delivered a well-placed shot to score for Mali in the 20th minute, which set the ball rolling.

The deft touches proved too much for the Ghanaians to contain and the goal came at a valuable time as they were able to put pressure on their more-fancied opponents.

Samassekou was one of Mali’s best during the game and showed good strength in the air to win a number of headers.

 

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