Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

DOHA, Qatar — Portugal erupted within the second half of its 2022 World Cup opener, and beat Ghana 3-2, however solely after a controversial penalty, gained and transformed by Cristiano Ronaldo, sprung the sport to life.

Portugal had been superior however impotent for the opening hour, however lastly unlocked a resistant Ghana protection when Ronaldo tumbled to the bottom within the penalty space. He’d stretched for a ball alongside Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu. Each appeared to contact it. Replays appeared to indicate a very clear play.

The referee, although, pointed to the penalty spot. His video assistant didn’t intervene. Ronaldo transformed the spot kick, and the eruption started. With the objective, Ronaldo grew to become the primary man to attain in 5 separate World Cups.

It was the primary of 5 targets in lower than 25 minutes. Ghana received two. Portugal, although, received three, from Ronaldo and the 2 younger attackers who’ll sometime change him, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo broke open the scoring towards Ghana with a penalty within the sixty fifth minute on Thursday. (Picture by Sarah Stier – FIFA/FIFA through Getty Photographs)

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