Last Updated: 02/02/13 5:23pm
The referee brings an end to a dramatic second half. Ghana are the first team in the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Cape Verde's AFCON dream is over, but they can hold their heads up high after a great performance against the tournament favourites.
Wakaso scores into the open goal, after the Cape Verde goalkeeper went up for the corner at the other end
Badu with a wonderful chance in the box, but a last ditch attempt from Carlitos sends the ball for a corner.
Wakaso with a golden opportunity to put the Black Stars 2-0 up, but blazes his shot over the cross-bar.
Cape Verde with another good chance, Djaniny with a thunderous shot at goal, but Dauda pulls off a world class save to keep them out.
Babanco is really causing the Ghanaian defence a lot of problems with his free-kicks. another chance goes begging though.
Babanco teases the ball across the face of goal from the set-play, but it somehow manages to miss everyone.
The Ghanaian keeper is still down receiving treatment on that wrist, not sure whether he'll return,as his replacement is warming up on the sidelines.
Bizarre scenes as Ghana win a free-kick, but Pantsil seems to have gone into the referee's book for the incident.
Babanco puts a brilliant free-kick into the box, only to be denied by a acrobatic clearance from Pantsil.
Wakaso makes no mistake with his effort, straight down the middle, giving the goalkeeper no chance of making a save.
Referee signals half-time. Pretty quiet affair thus far, Ghana not allowed to get in their stride by the Cape Verde defence.
Mix-up at the back between Vorsah and his goalkeeper, as Vorsah tried to shield the ball from Ryan Mendes. The Blue Sharks striker eventually commits to the foul and saves the Black Stars some blushes.
Rabiu again in trouble with the referee, lucky to escape without a second booking after another late challenge.
Nando down on the ground now after a clash with Ageyamang-Badu, looks like he will continue shortly.
Yellow for Rabiu for taking out Carlitos, who remains down and is receiving treatment on his shoulder.
Heldon goes on a lengthy run down the pitch, but his eventual shot goes high and wide. Both sides a bit wasteful in the final third.
Cape Verde get into a promising position to take the lead, but they take one too many touches and spurn the opportunity.
Atsu creating two chances in quick succession there, both fail to come to anything however. Ghana just struggling to get into gear at the moment.
Cape Verde with a chance to break after a failed Ghana corner, but their passing leaves much to be desired, as the Black Stars recover easily.
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Cape Verde Islands XI: Vozinha, Nivaldo, F. Varela, Nando, Carlitos, Babanco, Soares, Toni Varela, Heldon, Mendes, Tavares
Ghana are favourites at 4/6 to beat Cape Verde today according to our friends at Sky Bet, while it is 12/5 for the spoils to be shared. Asamoah Gyan is 100/30 to score first, while Julio Tavares is at 8/1.
Cape Verde were surprise runners-up in group A, taking two draws and a win against Angola to reach the knockout stages.
Ghana reached this stage of the competition as group winners of group B, beating Mali and Niger and drawing with DR Congo.