Portugal vs Ghana 2022
Source: Telegraph

FIFA World Cup 2022: Portugal vs Ghana – Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History, Portugal Beat Ghana 3-2 In A Thriller. Portugal registered a fantastic victory over Ghana in their first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the 974-seat stadium. Fernando Santos’ men displayed some high-quality performances to bag three crucial points in an extremely intense match. Ghana, on the other hand, was dealt a tough defeat, much to their disappointment.

The team gave their opponents an advantage. Portugal, following this win, has now reached the top of their group with 3 points from their opening match along with a goal difference of +1.

Portugal looked comfortable with the ball in their possession and looked to threaten the opponents in their half of the field in the early phases of the game.

The Ronaldo-led side came close to opening the scoring when their captain found a good-looking ball by Felix on the edge of the box but failed to gather and ended up squandering a big chance early on. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo came close to yet another chance at around the half-hour mark. Ronaldo did well to get away from the defenders around the box shortly after Felix came with some brilliant skill to keep the ball in play.

The no.7 had the ball into the back of the net when the referee ruled it out due to Ronaldo’s fouling Djiku during the build-up. It was in the second half that the actual action began, as Portugal was awarded a penalty due to Ronaldo being brought down in the Ghanaian box by Salisu.

Ronaldo converted the penalty to make it 1-0. Andre Ayew equalized shortly for Ghana after he was provided with a fine cross, which was cut down by Kudus, who made a fine run down the left channel. 

The Selecao led again a few minutes later as Joao Felix picked up a through ball from Bruno Fernandez and slotted it past the keeper. Raphael Leao scored a couple of minutes later to make it 3-1 after he was offloaded by Fernandez and took a first-time shot on goal. The last goal of the match came from Ghanaian striker Osman Bukari, who headed in Rahman’s cross after it was deflected by Cancelo. FT:- Portugal 3-2 Ghana.