Portugal 3-2 Ghana | Group H
Scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo (65′), Andre Ayew (73′), João Felix (78′), Rafael Leo (80′), Ousmane Bucari (89′) )
Cristiano Ronaldo etched his name into FIFA World Cup™ history with a penalty, but teammates Joao Felix and Rafael Leao came in at the end Moment’s goal finally beat Ghana and secured Portugal’s victory over Qatar.
Cristiano Ronaldo almost scored twice in the first half and was sent off for a foul. In the second half, he won a penalty kick and scored a penalty kick to break the deadlock and become the first man in the team. First male player to score in five World Cups.
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Ghana skipper Andre Ayew knocked down a return pass from Mohammed Kudus who nearly opened the scoring after a stunning solo run that nearly ruined Ghana this moment.
Portugal soon took control of the game again but regained the lead when Felix fired a icy shot after Bruno Fernandes came on. Just two minutes later, substitute Leo sealed the victory with another through ball into the far corner from Fernandez.
Ghana did not give up and Ousmane Bukari scored his fifth goal of the game to secure a tense game. Inaki Williams then almost found an equalizer in the 100th minute of the game, slipping and failing to shoot after depriving Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
Key moment: Felix’s composed finish
Portugal were very frustrated with the equaliser, but Felix calmly passed the ball to Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Arti-Zigi after Fernandes’ dream pass to put them back in control.
Ronaldo scored in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups, becoming the first male player to score in five World Cups. He scored a total of 8 goals in the World Cup.