World Cup 2022 best plays: Portugal beat Ghana, 3-2

the FIFA World Cup 2022 continue on thursday with PortugalGhana coming all the way to the very last moment at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar, and we’ve got you covered with every unmissable moment from start to finish on FOX!

Earlier, Swiss earned three points in Group G after taking care of business against Cameroonwinning 1-0 to open the day, while Uruguay Y South Korea they fought to a goalless draw in the second game of the day. Both teams earned a point in Group H for their performance.

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Here are the best plays.

Portugal vs. Ghana

22′: Ronaldo arrives from the air

Ronaldo had a chance to put Portugal in the lead early with this header, but was unable to connect. However, he caught some air in the process.

30′: Goal annulled

Ronaldo connected with the net on the half hour, but the goal was quickly disallowed due to a foul on the Ghana defender Alexander Djiku. Thus, things remained goalless heading into half time.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Ghana disallowed for a foul

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Ghana disallowed for a foul

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal was disallowed for a foul in Portugal’s match with Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup during the 30th minute after a foul.

57′: See yellow

Things heated up quickly in the second half. from ghana andre ayew saw the yellow card in the 49th minute, followed by his teammate Alidu Seidu receiving a yellow card after contact with Portugal joao felix.

65′: Goal!

Ronaldo scored on a penalty kick to put Portugal up 1-0 in the 65th minute.

With this goal, he became the first male player to score in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Ghana at 62′

Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Ghana at 62'

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal for Portugal in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

73′: Ghana equalize

Portugal’s lead was short-lived, as Ayew connected into the net in the 73rd minute to tie things up, 1-1.

Ghana’s André Ayew scores against Portugal in the 73rd minute

Ghana's André Ayew scores against Portugal in the 73rd minute

André Ayew’s second-half goal equalizes Portugal in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

78′: Portugal respond

Felix, assisted by Bruno Fernandeshe scored a great goal in the second half to put Portugal back in the lead, 2-1.

João Félix of Portugal scores against Ghana at 77′

João Félix of Portugal scores against Ghana at 77'

João Félix scores a second half goal against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

80′: full throttle, no brake

Two minutes later, Raphael Leon he scored one for Portugal after a fast break to extend their lead, 3-1.

Rafael Leão of Portugal scores goal vs. Ghana at 80′

Rafael Leão of Portugal scores goal vs.  Ghana at 80'

Rafael Leão scores a goal against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

89′: Ghana stay close

Ghanaian midfielder osman bukari He slightly reduced the distance in the last minutes, 3-2, with a header.

Ghana’s Osman Bukari scores against Portugal in the 89th minute

Ghana's Osman Bukari scores against Portugal in the 89th minute

Osman Bukari scores against Portugal in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

PREGAME:

setting the stage

All eyes were on the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo when he took the field on Thursday.

The 37-year-old sent shockwaves through the sports world this week when news broke that he left his club, Manchester United, by mutual consentand that he was suspended and fined by the Football Association for two games with whichever club he lands for next. Ronaldo skipped his media duties as national team captain at the team’s official FIFA press conference on Thursday, but fans still turned out in droves to support the star.

Making history

Ronaldo, who tied the men’s record for playing in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments on Thursday, was thrilled as Portugal’s national song, “A Portuguesa,” blared through the stadium ahead of all the action. With a victory on Thursday, it would be Portugal’s first World Cup victory in an opening game since 2006.

Cristiano Ronaldo cries during the Portuguese National Anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo cries during the Portuguese National Anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo cried during the Portuguese National Anthem before their match against Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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