Portugal began their World Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Ghana at Stadium 974. Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in five World Cups, with his penalty giving his team the lead. Ghana’s Andre Ayew equalized before Joao Felix and Rafael Leao gave Portugal the victory.
Portugal dominated territory and ball in a tedious first 45 minutes, with both chances falling to Ronaldo. The first one slipped away due to a poor first touch, and the second went begging after all the effort of climbing to meet a cross.
#FIFAWorldCup | Portugal defeat Ghana 3-2 in a Group H match at the Stadium 974
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With a penalty against Ghana, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man in history to score in five World Cup finals. It was his eighth goal in the tournament finals, putting him alongside Diego Maradona, Rivaldo, and Rudi Voller on the all-time list of top scorers. Lionel Messi, Ronaldo’s main rival, has seven goals in World Cup finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Manchester United by mutual consent on Tuesday, has been suspended by an independent regulatory panel for two matches for smashing a teenage fan’s phone after a defeat at Everton last season.
Ronaldo appeared to slap the phone out of the boy’s hand as he walked down the tunnel following United’s 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park in April.
Ronaldo, who was released by Manchester United on Tuesday, was involved in an altercation with a 14-year-old boy following the Red Devils’ 1-0 Premier League loss to Everton at Goodison Park on April 9.
Merseyside Police cautioned him, and the FA charged the Portugal forward with improper conduct.
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to leave Manchester United by mutual consent, the club confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Ronaldo has come under fire for his recent interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo slammed the club in a number of ways during the interview. He even claimed that some club executives are attempting to ‘force him out.’ United’s decision to part ways with Ronaldo appears to have been influenced by the explosive interview.
Following a recent television interview in which he stated that he felt “betrayed” by the club and had no respect for new manager Erik ten Hag, Portugal forward appeared to be on his way out of Old Trafford.