Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player in history to score at five World Cups when he netted a penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored in all four previous tournaments and now has eight World Cup goals to his name after converting the kick in the 65th minute.
It was welcome news for Ronaldo in a week in which Manchester United announced the two sides had mutually agreed to terminate the striker’s contract with immediate effect after he gave an explosive TV interview.
Ronaldo won the penalty which he then scored, putting his body past Mohammed Salisu and hitting the ground when he felt contact from behind. His penalty was unmistakable, shooting him into the top corner of the net before racing towards his adoring fans in celebration,
Ghana equalized soon after through Andre Ayew but Portugal responded with two straight shots.
João Félix regained the lead and Rafael Leão added a third before Osman Bukari’s header gave Ghana a slim chance to come back late in the game.