Cristiano Ronaldo scores, makes history and leads Portugal to victory over Ghana


El Bicho pierced the enemy net and became the first player to score in five different World Cups.

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With a historic Cristiano Ronaldo as leader, Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 in their debut at the Qatar 2022 World Cup .

A total control of the ball by the Iberian team from the first minute, but for lapses sterile. The system, at times, seemed to be looking for Cristiano in the axis of the attack and waiting for some genius.

The Black Stars, for their part, held on. They were betting on taking advantage of the spaces left by the advanced Portuguese team with Iñaki Williams , who went unnoticed in the game.

After the break, Portugal was even more aggressive and playing so close to the rival area paid off at 64′, when a penalty was awarded for a foul on CR7. With an exceptional charge, El Bicho became the first footballer to score in five different World Cups.

Ghana reacted at 72′, when Danilo failed to clear a tackle from the sideline by fanning the ball and that allowed the veteran André Ayew to get only to push the ball into the six-yard box.

But the Adrican coach, Otto Addo, took penance in sin. Trying to keep the tie, he took out Kudus and Ayew, his two most dangerous footballers, and it took the Portuguese team a minute to recover the advantage with a goal from Joao Felix


Already at 79′, Rafael Leao , who came on as a substitute for Otavinho, took advantage of a perfect touch into Bruno Fernandes’ space to cross the goalkeeper and make the score 3-1.

But once again, Fernando Santos’ changes were controversial, Felix, Bernardo and CR7 came out. Two minutes did not pass and Osman Bukar i equalized with a header after a mistake by Joao Cancelo. The Ghanaian footballer celebrated like Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the end, it was time that was in charge of giving Portugal the victory, which now leads its group with three points after the tie between Uruguay and South Korea.


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