A wild chase ensued between Portugal and Ghana on the day that Ronaldo shattered a number of records in the World Cup.
Portugal-Ghana: 1st half deadlock for Ronaldo and teammates
Portugal entered the first match at the 2022 World Cup with a confrontation with Ghana – an extremely uncomfortable team from Africa.
During the first half, Ronaldo and Portugal proved helpless before the defense was disciplined by Ghanaian players. Possessed a lot of ball control and launched many shots but 0-0 was the score after the first half.
Portugal-Ghana: the shine of the stars
Entering the second half, thanks to the adjustments of coach Fernando Santos, Portugal finally got what they needed. In the 64th minute, Ronaldo put his name on the scoreboard after the correct penalty kick because the Ghanaian player fouled CR7 himself.
However, mistakes in the defense cost Portugal after less than 10 minutes. Ghana took advantage of the mistake of the Portuguese defense to level the score 1-1.
However, at important moments, Portugal still knew how to show their bravery with two goals in the 78th and 80th minutes, giving Portugal a 3-1 lead.
In the last minutes, Ghana suddenly got the equalizer, but it was too late for them to regain 1 point. The match ended with the final score 3-2 and Ronaldo officially went down in history as a scorer in 5 World Cups.