Portugal escapes Ghana’s trap and defeats it 3-2 in the most exciting World Cup match
The Portugal national team achieved a big victory over Ghana, with three goals to two, scored by Ronaldo, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao, in the match that brings together the two teams this evening, Thursday, at the “974” stadium in the first round of Group H of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Portugal’s first goals came in the 65th minute via a penalty kick obtained by Rotaldo after a joint ball between Mohamed Salisu inside the penalty area, and translated it for the first goal, to become the first player in history to score in five different versions of the World Cup.
In the 73rd minute, Ghana scored the first goal through Andre Ayew.
But the Portuguese did not delay in responding, and in the 79th minute Bruno Fernandez sent a wonderful pass that reached Joao Felix inside the penalty area on the right, and the latter hit the ball to pass next to the goalkeeper into the net.
Just two minutes later, and from a quick counterattack by Portugal, the ball reached Bruno Fernandez, who passed it to Rafael Leao inside the penalty area on the left, and the latter hit the ball to pass into the far left corner into the net.
Five minutes before the end, Bockarie scored Ghana’s second goal and celebrated in the style of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal squad was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Costa, defense: Guerrero – Danilo – Diaz – Cancelo, midfield: Neves – Bruno – Bernardo, attack: Felix – Ronaldo – Ottavio.
The formation of Ghana came as follows:
Goalkeeping: Zig, defense: Aledo Seydo, Daniel Amartey, Mohamed Salisu, Alexander Dzeko, Abdel Rahman Baba, midfield: Thomas Partey, Salis Abdel Samad, Andre Iowa, and attack: Iñaki Williams, Mohamed Quddous.
Portugal is competing in Group H of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.
The Portugal national team enters the match, and it is one of the most prominent candidates for the World Cup title, and aims to achieve 3 points against Ghana in order to send a message to the rest of the competitors that it is capable and worthy of competing for the World Cup title in Qatar.
Cristiano Ronaldo is playing the World Cup for the fifth time in his history, and hopes to win the title, especially since it is the last for his age, “37 years.” Portugal, nicknamed “Brazil Europe”, also records the eighth appearance in the World Cup, and sets his eyes on the most expensive tournament in the history of the game.
Portugal national team tops the list of the most expensive teams in terms of marketing value in Group H, which includes Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana.
The marketing value of the Portugal national team amounts to 937 million euros, according to the global “Transfer Market” website, to surpass Uruguay, which ranks second, while Ghana comes third, and South Korea ranks bottom.
The achievements of the Portuguese national team at the international level are summarized in winning the Euro 2016 title and the European Nations League 2019 under the leadership of veteran coach Fernando Santos.
On the other hand, the Ghana national team, nicknamed the “Black Stars”, which is participating for the fourth time in history in the World Cup, is seeking to achieve a surprise and score match points.
The Ghanaian national team aspires to repeat the achievement of the 2010 South Africa tournament when it reached the quarter-finals and was just around the corner from being the first African team to reach the semi-finals.