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It was a vibrant match, full of alternatives, with suffering for the favorite Portugal and which ended with a record (another) for the star Cristiano Ronaldo.
With a penalty charge, the “commander” of the Portugal team in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar became the first footballer to score in five editions of the World Cup on Thursday.
The 37-year-old footballer scored in Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and now in Qatar 2022.
The match ended with a long-suffering victory for Portugal 3-2 against Ghana in group H.
The new record for the Portuguese adds to his other of his distinctions: it is the player with the most goals scored with his teamwith 118 goals in 192 games.
The historic moment occurred at minute 65 of the game against Ghana, after Cristiano received a charge from behind that was sanctioned by the referee.
With his characteristic mettle, the striker launched his shot at medium height, unstoppable for the Ghanaian goalkeeper.
Shortly after, at 73′, the Ghanaian team tied through their star, André Ayew.
However, Joao Félix converted five minutes later and finally Rafael Leao put the third at 80′.
On the stroke of 90 minutes, with Ghana in front trying to salvage the equalizer, Osman Bukari scored with a header.
At the last breath, an error by the Portugal goalkeeper was about to give the African team the tie.
Portugal faces Uruguay on November 28, a difficult duel since the South Americans tied with South Korea. The latter will receive Ghana on the same day.
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