World Cup 2022: Portugal beat Ghana 3-2, Ronaldo writes history

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Portugal won its first game of the World Cup 2022who defeated Ghana 3-2 in Qatar on Thursday night.

All five goals came in the last 45 minutes, but Portugal survived Ghana to secure a win in Group H.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana, at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, November 24, 2022.
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Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 65th minute to put Portugal 1–0 up by converting a penalty kick.

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Ronaldo became the first male player to score in five World Cups with the goal.

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Ronaldo’s first World Cup was in 2006, when he converted a penalty against Iran. Ronaldo scored five goals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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

Portugal’s Rafael Leao celebrates scoring his side’s third goal against Ghana during a World Cup Group H football match at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, November 24, 2022.
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However, his heroics alone were not enough for Portugal to earn three points Ghana equalized at 1-1 by a goal from Ghanaian Andre Ayew in the 73rd minute.

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Portugal responded quickly, scoring goals in the 78th and 80th minutes to put away the game.

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It’s been an interesting few days for football’s biggest stars like Ronaldo and Manchester United agreed to part ways on Tuesday after the 37-year-old was critical of his English Premier League club in an interview.

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In an appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored”, Ronaldo said he felt “betrayed” by the club and accused senior officials of trying to force him out of the club.

“Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement with immediate effect,” Manchester United said in a statement on Twitter. The club thanks him for his tremendous contribution during two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family all the best for the future.

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“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to achieve success on the pitch.”

Ronaldo now has a record 118 international goals.

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