Thursday, November 24, 2022 – 10:35 PM
Doha, November 24, WAM, Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2, in the opening match of the two teams’ campaign in the 2022 World Cup today.
After the end of the first half of the match with a goalless draw, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty kick in the 65th minute, to open the scoring in the match, before Andre Ayew scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute.
However, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored the other two goals for the Portuguese national team in the 78th and 80th minutes, before Osman Bockari scored the second Ghanaian goal in the 89th minute of the match.
The Portuguese national team scored 3 precious points at the beginning of its career in the tournament, while Ronaldo set a record in the history of the World Cup and became the first player in history to score at least one goal in 5 versions of the tournament.
Today, Ronaldo joined the list of players who participated in 5 versions of the World Cup tournaments before he celebrated his way when he scored the first goal for his team and became the only player to score in 5 different versions.
Prior to this goal, Ronaldo was one of only 5 players who scored in 4 different versions, and his partners on the list were the Brazilian Pele, the German Uwe Siler, his compatriot Miroslav Klose and the Argentine Lionel Messi after his goal against the Saudi national team in the current championship.
Ronaldo raised his tally in the World Cup tournaments to 8 goals; Among them are 4 goals in the 2018 edition in Russia, and one goal in each of the 2006, 2010, 2014 and the current tournament so far.
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