Ronaldo makes history as Portugal defeat Ghana 3-2 in a thrilling encounter
Ronaldo makes history as Portugal defeat Ghana 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.
Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal in the 65th minute from the spot after he was fouled in the box by
He now becomes the first player to score in five World Cup tournaments.
Ghana got their equalizer just five minutes later through Andre Ayew who tap in a Mohamed Kudus cross after it deflected off Danilo Peirera.
.The Selecao regained the lead as Joao Felix raced on to a throughball and slotted his effort over Ati-Zigi into the net. Fernandes gave the needle to release Joao Felix in the inside-right channel. The forward still had work to do, but he guided his strike past the on-rushing keeper to put his team back in front. A cool finish from Joao Felix.
Portugal tripled their lead in the 80th minute as Leao curled home a fine strike from the inside-left channel for his first international goal. Fernandes timed his offload to perfection to release Leao in space. The forward took the effort on first-time and guided it away from Ati-Zigi into the bottom-right corner.
The Black Stars were not out of the game yet as Bukari steered home a header into the top-right corner. Rahman ran down the left flank and got the better of Cancelo before he lifted a cross to the back post. It took a deflection to reach Bukari and he made no mistake with a perfect header to beat Costa.
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