2022 World Cup: Portugal beats Ghana thanks to Cristiano Ronald Record

The Portuguese suffered, but finally took over the Ghana (3-2), Thursday, November 24, in Doha, after a match where Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to register at least A goal during five World Cup editions.

by Grégor Brandy

He was expected, he answered present: Cristiano Ronaldo entered a little more in the history of football, Thursday, November 24, during the victory of Portugal against Ghana (3-2), for the entry into LISK OF THE SELEçAO DAS Quinas, at Stade 974, in Doha. Author of the first goal, the former Manchester United player became the first player to score at least one goal during five different editions.

We had to wait. Fernando Santos’ men took almost an hour before finding the fault in the Ghanaian defense. However, they had multiple opportunities in the first period.

Cristiano Ronaldo, already, missed a face-to-face after ten minutes of play. On a center of Raphaël Guerreiro, the Portuguese captain then rose higher than everyone, but missed The frame (0-0, 14 e ). At half an hour of play, Ronaldo, still took over Alexander Djiku, before adjusting the Ghanaian goalkeeper and thought he was opening the scoring. It was without counting on the referee of the meeting, who whistled an obvious fault of the Portuguese captain.

While Portugal continued to stop on the Ghanaian wall on the return from the locker room, Ronaldo, collapsed in the Ghanaian surface. Not the most obvious penalty in his career, but the referee did not return to his decision, for the greatest misfortune of the Ghanaian players. Unsurprisingly, the Portuguese captain seized the ball, before transforming the offering himself (1-0, 65 e ) and celebrating this new record in the middle of his teammates. With this eighth goal in the World Cup, it is now only a length of the legend of his country, Eusebio, but is still far from the record holder of goals, the German Miroslav Klose (sixteen achievements on four editions).

The match gets carried away

We then thought of Portugal launched. It was without counting on André Ayew. On one of the rare Ghanaian incursions, Mohammed Kudus sent a center between Danilo Pereira’s legs to find the former Marseille striker, who only had to push the ball to the bottom of the net (1-1, 73 e ).

Barely time to breathe and see the second scorer of the day leaving the field, as Joao Felix (2-1, 78 e ), then Rafael Leao (3-1, 80 E ) allowed the Portuguese to give themselves air. Ronaldo could even have widen the gap a little more, but the attacker stopped again on Lawrence Ati (83 e ). Six minutes later, Osman Bukari, strangely alone at the second post, dated the head of the head (3-2, 89 e ).

The continuation could have been terrible for the men of Fernando Santos. At the end of the stoppages, Diogo Costa, the Portuguese goalkeeper, thought of getting out quietly and did not see Osman Bukari appear behind him to steal the ball. But the Ghanaian tripped on his dribbling, saving the Portuguese from equalization at the last second.

This success, certainly complicated, allows the Portuguese selection to take the head of group H, after the first day. The men of Fernando Santos are ahead of Uruguay and South Korea, who left on a draw (0-0), a little earlier, Thursday. They will find the Uruguayans on Monday, for a revenge of the 2018 round of 16, during which Edinson Cavani and his teammates had dropped them (2-1). A victory and Portugal would already be assured of the qualification for the knockout stages.

/Media reports cited above.