Ronaldo became the first man to score at five World Cups on Thursday when he scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana
Cristiano Ronaldo came the first man to score at five World Mugs on Thursday when he scored the opening thing from the penalty spot in Portugal’s 3- 2 palm over Ghana. The 37- time-old set the record when he smashed home his spot- kick in the 65th nanosecond at the 974 Stadium in Doha to shoot Fernando Santos’ platoon to a palm which moved them top of Group H, two points ahead of Uruguay and South Korea. Joao Felix and rising star Rafael Leao made sure of the palm after Andre Ayew’s democrat had compactly hovered to ruin Ronaldo’s party.
Osman Bukari netted in the final nanosecond for Ghana but the event’s lowest- ranked side could not pull off a shock and sit bottom of the group. Ronaldo overtakes Pele and Germans Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, who all scored in four World Mugs, after being brought down by Mohammed Salisu and taking the penalty himself.
Manchester United blazoned this week that Ronaldo will leave with immediate effect after he criticised the club and director Erik ten Hag in a television interview, but he has showed no signs of strain from the bitter end to his time at Old Trafford. All the attentionpre-match was on Ronaldo and whether he could break the record and he’d the perfect chance to do so in the 10th nanosecond.
Mohammed Kudus gave the ball down dowdily in midfield and Otavio slipped Ronaldo through, only for the formerly clinical finisher to miscontrol the pass and clatter into Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati- Zigi as he tried to poke home.
And shortly latterly Ronaldo headed Raphael Guerreiro’s deep cross wide from close range, a chance that in his high he’d have been nearly guaranteed to score. He did have the ball in the net just after the half- hour mark when it dropped to him in the area, but he was roughly judged by adjudicator Ismail Elfath to have pushed Alexander Djiku before turning and stroking home a majestic finish.
Ronaldo was in fact Portugal‘s only real thing trouble against what on paper is Group H’s weakest platoon, who were backed by an enthusiastic set of sympathizers who put on further of a show in the daises than their workaday players originally did on the pitch.
Ajax midfielder Kudus had the crowd compactly off their bases 10 twinkles after the break when he burst forward against an exposed Portugal defence and let off a important shot which in the end sailed comfortably wide of Diogo Costa’s left- hand post. Ronaldo also crashed in his record- breaking penalty but as the chorus of cheers and chants of his name started to die down a preliminarily dull game sparked into life, Ayew stunning the crowd by tapping in Kudus’ pull- reverse in the 73rd nanosecond.
Still Felix and Leao made sure Portugal would take the points with two lovely homestretches in as numerous twinkles, both strikes set up by Ronaldo’s former United teammate Bruno Fernandes.
Bukari also imitated Ronaldo with his thing festivity after heading home fully unmarked, but Portugal held out for a big palm on a major day. Read More FIFA News…