All eyes had been on Ronaldo on Thursday following his departure from Manchester United this week and by no means extra so than when he stepped as much as take a penalty within the sixty fourth minute after being tripped within the field.
After taking a number of deep breaths, Ronaldo confidently beat Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi to make historical past. Till then he had been tied on scoring at 4 World Cups alongside Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.
He has now scored in each World Cup since his first in 2006 and has a document 118 worldwide objectives.
The penalty broke the impasse after a good first half and from then on the objectives continued to move because the error depend grew.
Andre Ayew levelled within the 73rd minute – the primary aim scored by an African facet at Qatar 2022 – when he completed off a fantastic run down the left by Mohammad Kudus.
However Portugal re-took the lead 4 minutes later when an excellent move from Bruno Fernandes break up the Ghana defence and Joao Felix cleverly clipped the ball over the goalkeeper.
Two minutes later Portugal substitute Rafael Leao curled in Portugal’s third.
Ronaldo obtained an enormous ovation when he was changed however he had barely sat down when Ghana made it 3-2, substitute Osman Bukari benefiting from some lax marking to move in. Bukari celebrated with Ronaldo’s trademark “si!” transfer, drawing an irrate response from the Portuguese star.
Within the 9 minutes of added time that adopted, Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa did not see Ghana striker Inaki Williams behind him when he launched the ball contained in the field.
However Williams slipped on the essential second and Danilo Pereira cleared the ball off the road.
Portugal survived to maneuver prime of Group H and win their opening World Cup match for the primary time since 2006.
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