World Cup 2022: Portugal defeats Ghana 3-2, Ronaldo makes historical past

Portugal received its first recreation of the 2022 World Cup, defeating Ghana 3-2 Thursday night in Qatar. 

All 5 objectives got here within the last 45 minutes of play, however Portugal outlasted Ghana to safe a win in Group H. 

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring in the course of the World Cup Group H soccer match between Portugal and Ghana, on the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. 
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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo received the scoring began within the sixty fifth minute, placing Portugal up 1-0 by changing on a penalty. 

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Ronaldo turned the primary male participant to attain at 5 World Cups with the purpose. 

Ronaldo’s first World Cup was in 2006, when he transformed a penalty in opposition to Iran. On the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Ronaldo had 5 objectives. 

Portugal's Rafael Leao celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Ghana during a World Cup Group H soccer match at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. 

Portugal’s Rafael Leao celebrates scoring his facet’s third purpose in opposition to Ghana throughout a World Cup Group H soccer match on the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. 
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Nevertheless, his heroics alone weren’t sufficient for Portugal to earn three factors as Ghana tied the sport at 1-1 on a purpose by Ghana’s Andre Ayew within the 73rd minute. 

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Portugal rapidly responded, scoring objectives within the 78th and eightieth minutes to place the sport away. 

It has been an fascinating few days for soccer’s largest star, as Ronaldo and Manchester United agreed to half methods on Tuesday after the 37-year-old was vital of his English Premier League membership in an interview. 

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In an look on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Ronaldo mentioned he felt “betrayed” by the membership and accused senior officers of attempting to pressure him out. 

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot his side's opening goal against Ghana during a World Cup Group H soccer match at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. 

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot his facet’s opening purpose in opposition to Ghana throughout a World Cup Group H soccer match on the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. 
(AP Picture/Manu Fernandez)

“Cristiano Ronaldo is to go away Manchester United by mutual settlement, with fast impact,” Manchester United mentioned in an announcement posted to Twitter. “The membership thanks him for his immense contribution throughout two spells at Outdated Trafford, scoring 145 objectives in 346 appearances, and desires him and his household nicely for the longer term.

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“Everybody at Manchester United stays centered on persevering with the crew’s progress underneath Erik ten Hag and dealing collectively to ship success on the pitch.”

Ronaldo now has a file 118 worldwide objectives.