June 27, 2006

Brazil lead Ghana 2-0 at halftime

DORTMUND (Reuters) - Brazil led Ghana 2-0 at halftime in
their World Cup second round game on Tuesday after goals from
strikers Ronaldo and Adriano.

Ronaldo's fifth minute goal made him the most prolific
scorer ever in World Cup finals, taking his tally to 15 and
breaking a record he had shared with German Gerd Mueller.

Adriano slid in the second in stoppage time at the end of
the half, amid protests from Ghana who claimed offside.

The goal was tough on Ghana, hoping to become the first
African side to score against Brazil in a World Cup. They had
almost equalized in the 42nd minute when defender John Mensah's
header from a corner was blocked by goalkeeper Dida with his

The winner will play either Spain or France.