Portugal 3 – 2 Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo turned the first man to rating in five Earth Cups as his penalty assisted Portugal secure a 3-2 win in excess of Ghana in a thrilling Group H come across.

Ronaldo, a cost-free agent immediately after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent in the wake of his explosive interview, hit again at his critics with however a different piece of heritage when he converted the opener from the location right after he was fouled by Mohammed Salisu (65).

Ghana equalised from the run of participate in when Andre Ayew, their individual veteran striker, fired residence from shut range (73), but Portugal straight away responded with quickfire targets from Joao Felix (78) and substitute Rafael Leao (80).

Ronaldo, who scored his very first Earth Cup purpose as a 21-yr-outdated back again in 2006, revelled in the highlight following a tumultuous 7 days and been given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the closing phases, but Portugal had to endure a nervy finale just after Osman Bukari headed dwelling Ghana’s next purpose (89).

Ghana experienced a golden chance to level in the 10th moment of stoppage time when Inaki Williams caught Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa unawares to steal possession in the box, but the forward missing his footing at the critical moment, letting Ronaldo and his staff-mates to cling on for victory.

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