Portugal beat Ghana in five-goal thriller

Portugal beat Ghana in five-goal thriller

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Doha, Qatar, November 24: Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took a deep breath and then created World Cup history.

The Portugal striker became the first male player to score five World Cup goals with a 65th-minute penalty in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday.Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later, but Joao Felix took the lead for Portugal in the 78th and Rafael Leao in the third. Usman Bukhari reduced Ghana’s deficit in the 89th.Ronaldo, 37, was looking to showcase his talents at potential new clubs after his Manchester United contract expired this week. After missing two good chances in the first half, he missed a challenge from Ghanaian defender Mohamed Salisu to earn a penalty.

After the ball hit the back of the net, a smiling Ronaldo performed his usual jump and twirl in the air – before being mobbed by teammates – as the crowd roared his trademark “SI-UUU” as he Pirate did.

He has now scored in every World Cup since his debut in 2006 and has scored a record 118 international goals.

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