How that may impact the team remains to be seen, but from the outside, it was a strange sight to see. On paper, Portugal have the talent to win the tournament, but do keep a close eye on how the chemistry is between two key parts in attack, Ronaldo and Fernandes. Ghana: This isn't the Ghana with Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah, but there is still some quality there. Thomas Partey runs the midfield for this team and there are options in attack with Inaki Williams and Jordan Ayew.
Joao Felix restored Portugal's lead five minutes later, however, and Bruno Fernandes then showed his class with a jinking run before sliding a pass to Rafael Leao to leave Ghana stunned. Osman Bukari's 89th-minute headed reply set up an anxious ending for Portugal but they survived nine minutes of stoppage time to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time in their last four appearances.
1669312715FULL TIME! Portugal 3-2 GhanaSurely the match of the tournament so far... And it could have been 3-3! Williams slipped as he poached the ball off Costa right at the death. Wow. 166931267490+10 mins: Rahman’s cross from deep is well held by Costa. Then the goalkeeper almost drops the ball with Williams behind him! Somehow Portugal escape a massive scramble! 166931258690+9 mins: Bukari tries to catch Costa out with a speculative effort that flashed over the bar. A bit of a nervy moment for Portugal.
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Ghana Storylines Portugal: There is already some negative buzz around the chemistry with this team after Bruno Fernandes arrived at camp and coldly greeted his then-Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. It was awkward, and though unclear, it could stem from the harsh words Ronaldo has had about his (now former) club, saying he feels betrayed.
Portugal vs. Ghana live stream: FIFA World Cup 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo TV channel, how to watch onlineIn what may be Cristiano Ronaldo's last World Cup, Portugal enter with high expectations Nov 24, 2022 at 9:21 am ET • 2 min read Getty Images Group H play at the 2022 World Cup has Portugal squaring off with Ghana on Thursday. The Portuguese, likely playing in the World Cup for the last time with Cristiano Ronaldo, enter as one of the favorites in the group as they are also joined by Uruguay and South Korea. Anything but a win here will raise big questions for Euro 2016 winners, while Ghana are hoping for some more World Cup magic with Inaki Williams leading the attack. The match comes at a controversial moment for Ronaldo who has just left Manchester United in an explosive divorce precipitated by a controversial interview with Pierce Morgan on the eve of the World Cup beginning. By submitting my email I agree to receive the "Golazo Starting XI Newsletter" and other marketing and promotional emails from CBS Sports, which may include information from our affiliates and/or partners' offers, products and services.
Live updates1669315217Now that’s how it’s done! 1669314554Osman Bukari pulled out his own ‘SIU! '7/10 for effort, 6/10 for execution and a 3/10 for timing given Ghana were still behind when he did it. Still, always fun to see players attempt to match Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration in front of him! 1669314201Ghana vow to bounce backThey face South Korea next up, on Monday afternoon. Defeat in that one will send the Black Stars home. 1669313854One more game to come! The night’s action is not done yet... Brazil take on Serbia in just under an hour’s time for the final meeting of the first matchday at this World Cup. And you can follow that game live! 1669313356How Ghana almost nicked itA slip at the worst time for Inaki Williams. 1669313102A winning start for PortugalJust.
Portugal vs Ghana: World Cup 2022 - LIVE! Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged off his bitter split with Manchester United to claim yet another record as he became the first player to score in five World Cups with a penalty to help steer his side to a nervy 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday. Ronaldo, a free agent after his second stint at Old Trafford ended abruptly on Tuesday, thumped home a dubiously-awarded penalty in the 65th minute after a coming together with Mohammed Salisu. Ghana did nothing in the first half apart from defend deeply but gave their noisy bank of fans in the Stadium 974 something to cheer when Andre Ayew equalised in the 73rd minute.
Goals and Highlights: Portugal 3-2 Ghana in World Cup Qatar