In the second P-H match, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal team defeated Ghana 3-2. The last encounter between the two took place in the group stage during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Then Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1. Portugal's FIFA ranking is nine, while Ghana is 61st.
Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in their Group H match. In this exciting match, both the teams could not score any goal till half-time. All five goals came in the second half. Portugal captain Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match in the 65th minute and created history. He became the first player in the world to score a goal in the fifth edition of the FIFA World Cup.
After this, in the 73rd minute, Ghana's captain Andre Au scored a goal to bring back Ghana. However, goals from Joao Felix in the 78th minute and Rafael Liao in the 80th minute put Portugal ahead 3–1. In the 89th minute, Ghana's Ousmane Bukari scored a goal to bring Ghana back into the match.
Portugal's goalkeeper Diogo Costa made a big mistake in injury time. He had left the ball when Ghana player Williamson snatched the ball from him, but could not score due to the intelligence of the Portuguese defenders. Ronaldo also caught his head on this mistake.
However, he breathed a sigh of relief when the goal was not scored. In such a situation, the Portuguese team managed to defeat Ghana. With this victory, Portugal's team has reached the top of Group-H with three points. At the same time, Uruguay and Republic of Korea have one point each. Ghana's team is at the bottom fourth position.
Portugal's star striker and captain Cristiano Ronaldo has created history. He has become the first player in the world to score a goal in five editions of the FIFA World Cup. This is a record that even legends like Lionel Messi, Maradona and Pele could not achieve. Ronaldo has also previously scored goals in the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 FIFA World Cups. This was Ronaldo's 18th match in the FIFA World Cup and he scored the eighth goal in all World Cups.
Ronaldo became the youngest and oldest goal scorer for his country in the FIFA World Cup. That is, he has become the youngest goal scorer in the FIFA World Cup for Portugal and now the oldest goal scorer after scoring against Ghana. He is the third player in the world to do so. Earlier, Ivica Olich of Croatia and Michael Laudrup of Denmark have done this.
Ronaldo has scored 13 goals in 14 matches including major tournaments ie FIFA World Cup and Euro Cup. Apart from this, he also became the first player in the world to score a penalty in three different World Cups.
In fact, in the 65th minute of the match, Ronaldo was brought down and fouled by Salisu inside Ghana's box. On this, the referee offered a penalty to Portugal. The Portugal captain created goal-scoring history. This was his 118th international goal. He is number one in terms of international goals.
Talking about the match, Ronaldo's Portugal team defeated Ghana 3-2 in a thrilling match. All five goals of the match came in the last 25 minutes. Ronaldo scored for Portugal in the 65th minute, Joao Felix in the 78th minute, and Rafael Liao in the 80th minute. At the same time, Andre Au scored for Ghana in the 73rd minute and Ousmane Bukari scored in the 89th minute.World Cup 2022 Football Sports