Portugal vs. Ghana World Cup final standings: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first man to score in five tournaments in victory

Two days after Cristiano Ronaldo mutually agreed to leave his club during the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo made history by converting a penalty in Portugal’s 3-1 win over Ghana. The 37-year-old calmly pushed his penalty kick down the right side of Ghanaian keeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi to give the Portuguese a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute. In the process, he became the first man to score in five different World Cups and joined the elite company with Brazil’s Marta and Canada’s Christine Sinclair as the only players ever to achieve that feat.

Ghana managed to equalize with captain Andre Ayew a few minutes later, but it didn’t take long. Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored two goals immediately after the Ghanaian equalizer, which seemed to end the match. Ghana did not give up and scored again with Osman Bukari. Portugal’s goalkeeper Diogo Costa almost had the blunder of the tournament when he lost the ball in an ignorant showing, but got away with it as Ghana failed to capitalize in the closing moments.

The game ended 3-2 with Portugal now leading Group H (full standings) after South Korea and Uruguay drew in their first game. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will be back for matchday 2 on Monday, when they take on Uruguay at 2PM ET, while Ghana play South Korea at 8AM ET (full schedule).

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