Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in five World Cups . Portugal scored in the first half to ensure that no goal is scored in the game .
Doha, Qatar, November 25 : Portugal held on to win by 3-2 in their thrilling opening match of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 at Stadium 974, in a strong showing.In the early stages of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo had missed a couple of major opportunities, but Portugal took the lead with a penalty from the penalty spot.Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in five World Cups in the 65 minutes of the match.When the box was finally cleared, Ghana players erupted in long-distance, and Ronaldo lasered the ball past the goalkeeper.Portugals excitement was jeopardized when Andre Ayew pulled one back for Ghana in the 73rd minute of the game, but Portugal responded quickly with quickfire goals from Joao Felix (78) and substitute Rafael Leao (80), portugal making a triple substitution.When Osman Bukari came in to turn it into the goal, Pereira looked ill at first when it came in.In the tenth minute of stoppage time, Inaki Williams surprised Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa to steal the ball in the area, giving Ghana a spectacular opportunity to tie the score.However, the forward was struggling at the right time, allowing Ronaldo and his companions to hold on for the victory. Ruben Nevess right-footed shot from outside the box was blocked in the 10th minute, but it was saved in the centre of the goal.Three minutes later, a Raphael Guerreiros cross from the right side of the six-yard box missed to the right.Joao Felix made a save, but his left-footed shot from the centre of the box went high.The Ghana team saved another attempt when Otavios right-footed shot from outside the box was stopped.In the 42nd minute, Raphael Guerreiro assists Cristiano Ronaldo from the left side of the box. Portugal had two shots on target, while Ghana had none.