Cristiano Ronaldo sets a record after the first match in the 2022 World Cup
After the difficult match spent by the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo entered history and became the first player to score in the World Cup five times in the opening match for Portugal in Qatar against Ghana, and that match was very difficult for both teams, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal from a penalty kick, then the second goal came from Ghana players Then Portugal hit with two consecutive goals, then the Ghana national team came with a goal and was about to come up with the third goal, which is the equalizing goal, but they were not successful.
The Portugal captain scored in the 65th minute a valuable goal from a penalty kick, and this goal is the 18th for his country, to open the scoring at the Doha stadium, and Portugal won 3-2, as the two goals came through counter-attacks by Joao Felix and Rafael Leao, who were steadfast to bring victory, and the team made a wonderful effort Ghana also performed well.
The 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in men’s international football with 18 appearances for Portugal at the World Cup Finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo said in press statements about this achievement that he achieved, saying, “It is one of the most beautiful moments in my fifth World Cup, and we achieved this victory and we started scoring goals, and this is a very important victory.”
He added, “We know that in these competitions you have to win the first match, and this is crucial, and I set another record and became the only player to score in five consecutive World Cups, and this for me is a reason for great pride and I am very happy because the team performed excellently and this was The victory is difficult, but fair.
And he continued his speech, saying: “The thing that matters to me at the present time is the team’s victory, and the issue of terminating the contract with Manchester United has been closed, and I must focus only and exclusively on the World Cup, and as I said, we wanted to start winning the opening match, and yes, we won and played excellently, and I helped the team with everything.” I have strength and everything else is not important and the important thing for me is the national team.”
Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to get out of this club because he felt a great insult to his great history and the last thing he knew after his departure from Manchester United by mutual agreement earlier this week after an explosive television interview in which he criticized the club and coach Erik Ten Hag and said he did not respect him.
Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut with the Portugal national team in 2003 and scored his first goal 10 months later during the group stage match in Euro 2004 against Greece and his first goal in the World Cup in 2006 was from a penalty kick in a 2-0 victory over Iran, then his next goal came in The World Cup four years later in South Africa in a 7-0 victory over North Korea. Ronaldo also scored in Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ghana in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but his team faced disappointment after being eliminated in the group stage.
Ronaldo’s most successful World Cup campaign was in 2018 in Russia where he scored four goals including a hat-trick after a 3-3 draw with Spain and the last of those goals came in the 88th minute with a 25-yard free kick that swept into the top left corner past his former Manchester United teammate. David De Gea Portugal’s best performance with Ronaldo was the 2006 World Cup when they finished fourth.
By scoring in Thursday’s Group H match against Ghana his eighth World Cup goal, he is one goal away from equaling the team record in the competition set by Portuguese legend Eusebio. Eusebio also helped Portugal reach third place at the 1966 World Cup in London, where they finished First place in scoring goals with nine goals.
Then came Ronaldo’s finest hour in international football when he led Portugal to glory in the 2016 European Championship against host France with a 1-0 win. This was Portugal’s first major trophy and was followed by the UEFA Nations League title three years later.
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