Portugal beats Ghana 3 – 2 in historic night for Ronaldo

Written By Lara Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Thursday, becoming the first male player to score at five World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022). Ronaldo scored in the 65th-minute penalty, making it a historic night for the Portuguese forward.

Portugal beat Ghana 3 – 2 in their opening game for Group H, marking their fifth successive game without defeat against African sides at the World Cup.

Portugal v Ghana – Game Summary

There were no goals in the first 64 minutes until Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal. Andre Ayew then scored a goal for Ghana at 73′. At this point, tension fills the stadium as the teams are tied.

However, only five minutes later, at 78′ Joao Felix scores a goal after a long pass from Bruno Fernandes. Portugal is in the lead again with 2 – 1 against Ghana!

No more than two minutes later, Rafael Leao scores at minute 80 after another assist by Bruno Fernandes. Things are looking good for Portugal.

At 89′, Ghana scores another goal after substitute Osman Bukari takes the game to 3 – 2.

At minute 90, 9 more minutes are added to the game. There’s still time for a tie. Ghana’s players make a couple of attempts at Costa’s goal but fail. Portugal wins 3 -2.

Team Stats

Possession

  • Portugal 62%
  • Ghana 38%

Shots

  • Portugal 11
  • Ghana 9

Shots on Target

  • Portugal 5
  • Ghana 3

Passes

  • Portugal 622
  • Ghana 387

Pass Accuracy

  • Portugal 88%
  • Ghana 81%

Fouls

  • Portugal 14
  • Ghana 19

Yellow Cards

  • Portugal 2
  • Ghana 4

Red Cards

  • Portugal 0
  • Ghana 0

Portugal will next play against Uruguay on Monday, November 28, and then South Korea on Friday, December 2. 

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