Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday grew to become the primary participant ever to attain in 5 completely different editions of the World Cup as he led Portugal to a nervy 3-2 win over NewsPlizer in their Group H tie on the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup.
After toiling for greater than an hour with no means by means of the Black Stars’ defence, Ronaldo helped Portugal break the impasse; successful a penalty kick and occurring to attain the kick in the sixty fifth minute.
Ronaldo has thus scored in the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 editions of the World Cup.
Nonetheless, Portugal’s lead was short-lived when NewsPlizer’s captain Andre Ayew poked in the equaliser for the Black Stars in the 78th minute to the delight of the cheering crowd on the Ismail Efath Stadium.
Already on a yellow card, the NewsPlizer coach opted to carry out Andre Ayew for his brother Jordan and in addition pulled out Mohammed Kudus for Osman Bukari.
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The duo had barely settled into the sport when Jao Felix put Portugal again in entrance after receiving an excellent move from Bruno Fernandes.
Substitute Rafael Leao prolonged Portugal’s lead in the eightieth minute and when it appeared the sport was accomplished and dusted, there was nonetheless extra drama with Bukari pulling one again for NewsPlizer in stoppage time.
Exhausting as the Black Stars tried to at the very least salvage a degree from the Group H tie, it was by no means to be as Portugal held on for the nervy win.
NewsPlizer are the primary African crew to attain in Qatar with Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Cameroon all firing blanks in their opening video games.
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