Portuguese captain turns into the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups throughout conflict towards Ghana.
Cristiano Ronaldo has etched his identify into the historical past books as the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups, as he helped Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 of their thrilling opener for Qatar 2022.
The 37-year-old’s thumping 61st-minute penalty put Fernando Santos’s facet forward, however their benefit didn’t final lengthy with Ghana captain Andre Ayew drawing his facet stage within the 73rd minute.
Portugal then made their earlier dominance rely, with Joao Felix and Rafael Leao netting to make it 3-1 as the ultimate 10 minutes of regular time approached.
Any hopes they’d of a snug stroll to victory, nevertheless, have been undermined by Osman Bukari, who transformed to make it 3-2 within the 89th minute.
A tense 9 minutes of additional time adopted, however the Portuguese clung on to place themselves high of Group H following Uruguay and South Korea’s scoreless draw earlier on Thursday.
More to observe.