JP Viluñir Silva

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In an entertaining match, they beat the Black Stars for Lusos and kept their first three points in Group H. El Bicho entered the books by becoming the first male player to score in five different World Cups.

Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to victory over Ghana
© GettyCristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to victory over Ghana

Portugal is one of the teams called to be the protagonist in the Qatar World Cup 2022 and this Thursday he responded to expectations. Led by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Lusos prevailed 3-2 against Ghana to settle at the top of Group H.

In a very disputed duel in the first half, everything changed a penalty that El Bicho was in charge of scoring. And although the Black Stars managed to discount, they could not do anything against the offensive power of their rival

Cristiano Ronaldo, at 37, may be living his last World Cup in Qatar in 2022. What may be his farewell has him emotional as hell and he made it clear before the game, where he was on the verge of tears when he heard the anthem of Portugal on the speakers of the 974 stadium.

Already with the game started, the striker forgot his controversial departure from Manchester United and was on fire. Already at 9 ‘he warned himself entering the area alone, but without being able to score before the departure of goalkeeper Ati-Zigi. At 12 ‘he would worry the goal again, with a header in which he showed his tremendous jumping ability.

Half an hour into the game came the first controversy. Cristiano Ronaldo received a pass from Joao Felix, took his mark and scored 1-0. However, the match referee annulled the conquest for an alleged foul that left many doubts for fans on social networks.

Already in the plugin, the game entered a pit between twists and turns. Portugal was the great cheerleader on the field, but Ghana was not far behind and little by little they approached the goal to try to surprise.

However, at 62′ the key moment arrived. Cristiano Ronaldo he entered the area and was hit from behind by Salisu, which the referee called a penalty. From the 12 steps, the Bug did not forgive and shot the bow to open the scoring. But not only that, but going down in history as the first male soccer player to score in five different adult World Cups.

But Ghana would not give up and would respond 10 minutes later. A cross into the area and a rebound allowed andre ayew push the ball in front of the goal and thus score the 1-1 that ignited things in the final stretch.

Although Portugal needed two filtered passes from Bruno Fernandes to make the difference. First at 77′ when he left alone joao felix so that he defined perfectly and thus put the 2-1. The second was in the 80’s, now with Raphael Leowho repeated the formula on the left to stretch things to 3-1.

The game still had one more emotion left and it was led by the Black Stars. It was in the 88’s when Osman Bukari He received a center that he connected with his head for the 3-2 that installed the uncertainty. Of course, everything stayed as it was.

Portugal keeps the first three points of their adventure in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 and dreams big. Led by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Lusos hope to achieve a feat and thus fight for the most important title on the planet.

Check the table of positions of Group H of the World Cup in Qatar 2022

This was the match between Portugal and Ghana for the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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