Portugal and Ghana faced off in the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Qatar in the Group H match on November 24, Friday and it was the former who managed to pull off a stunning win, despite a great fightback from Ghana in the second half, making it the greatest thriller of the ongoing multinational event.
As things stand, during the very end of the match, when the scoreline was 3-2 in favour of the Os Navegadores, goalkeeper Diogo Costa tried to make a goal kick, unaware of the fact that Inaki Williams, Ghana forward, was behind him.
As Costa tried to kick the ball, Williams eventually managed to take the ball away, racing from behind, and slipped in front of the goalkeeper, missing a golden opportunity to match the lead and take the team into a draw. On seeing the same, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a goal capitalizing on a penalty for Portugal, was only left with stupefaction.
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Portugal eventually climbed to the top of the points table while Ghana, on the other hand, are at rock bottom. Prior to the game, Ronaldo opened up on the multinational tournament and said that the current squad is the best among all, claiming that they have all it takes to win the World Cup.
“I’m feeling great, I’m recovered and I’m training well and ready to start the World Cup in the best way possible. I feel that this Portugal squad has amazing potential. I think we can win for sure, but we need to focus on the next game. So, it’s focusing in Ghana, get a win and go from there. We will see in the end who the best team is, but I believe Portugal is the best team in this World Cup. But we need to show it on the pitch,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying.
Notably, Portugal put on a great show on Friday as the clubless player opened the account for the team in the 65th minute on the back of a penalty. João Félix and Rafael Leão backed him up and eventually took the Os Navegadores to a 3-2 lead. For Ghana, it was André Ayew and Osman Bukari who made it count, while Williams failed to make it count on an opportunity at the stroke of the final whistle.