By Puneet Chaudhary - November 25, 2022
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Ronaldo’s team Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 on Thursday in the FIFA World Cup 2022. In a closely contested match, Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot. Both the teams could not score any goal in the first half, but saw 5 goals in the second half. Of these, 3 were done by Portugal and 2 by Ghana.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored for Portugal. At the same time, Andre Ayew and Osman Bukhari scored goals for Ghana.
Portugal’s Joao Felix in number 11 and Cristiano Ronaldo in number 7 celebrate after scoring a goal.
Ronaldo scored from the penalty
In the 63rd minute of the second half, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo ran towards Ghana’s goal post with the ball. Then Ghana’s defender Andre Ayew pushed Ronaldo. Ayue’s push caused Ronaldo to fall inside the penalty box. Ghana challenges the penalty. But, the referee awarded them a penalty by giving a decision in favor of Portugal.
Ronaldo kicked the penalty in the 65th minute with his right foot. The ball went over the Ghanaian goalkeeper into the right corner. Thus came Portugal’s first goal of the match. With this, Ronaldo made a record of scoring goals in 5 consecutive World Cups. He became the first player to do so.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 65th from the penalty spot.
The captain scored the first goal for Ghana
Ghanaian captain Andre Ayew scored the first goal for Ghana. He scored the goal in the 73rd minute. The Ghanaian’s Kudus ran forward, cutting through the Portuguese defense and giving Ayew a cross. Taking advantage of this, Ayu scored a goal by dodging the goalkeeper.
Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew scored the team’s first goal.
Portugal’s second goal came in the 78th minute
After Ronaldo’s goal, Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew scored in the 73rd minute. Ayu went out as a substitute after the score line was 1-1. Ayew was celebrating the goal by going out when Portugal’s Joao Felix scored the second goal in the 78th minute on a cross by a fellow player.
Joao Felix scored the second goal for Portugal in the 78th minute.
Portugal’s third goal in the 80th minute
Even after the score line was 2-1 in the 78th minute, the Portuguese team started to dominate. They attacked relentlessly and in the 80th minute, Portugal’s Rafael Leao, wearing the number 15 jersey, scored the third goal. After his goal the score line became 3-1. Portugal adopted the strategy of defending in the last 10 minutes of the match. He substituted all his three forward players including Ronaldo and sent them out.
Rafael Leao scored the third goal for Portugal in the 80th minute.
Ghana’s second goal came in the 89th minute
With the score line 3-1 in favor of Portugal, Ghana attacked. Thanks to the attack, Ousmane Bukhari scored the second goal for Ghana. In the 89th minute, a cross came towards the goal and he put the ball into the net with a brilliant header.
After Bukhari’s goal, the score line became 3-2. After completion of 90 minutes extra time of 9 minutes was given. But, both the teams could not score in this time.
Ghana’s Osman Bukhari scored a header in the 89th minute.
Ronaldo missed a chance in the first half
In the first half, the Portuguese team completely dominated. He kept the ball with him most of the time. During this, Ronaldo got chances to score twice. But, they could not convert it in front of Ghana’s defence. He got another chance in the 38th minute. Ronaldo ran the ball towards Ghana’s goal post and scored.
But, the referee blew the whistle and called Ronaldo’s goal a foul. Actually, Ronaldo attacked the defender in Ghana’s penalty box. Which according to the referee was foul.
Ghana’s Osman Bukhari celebrates in Ronaldo style after scoring.
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Starting playing XI of Portugal and Ghana
Portugal: Diogo Costa (goalkeeper), Ruben Dias, Rafael Guerrero, Danilo, Joao Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves, Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), Joao Felix and Otavio.
Ghana: Lawrence Aati (goalkeeper), Mohamed Salisu, Daniel Amarte, Alexander Giku, Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew (captain), Abdul Rahman Baba, Qudus Mohamed, Salis Abdul Samed, Seidu Elidu and Inaki Williams.