Watch Ghana Forward Inaki Williams Miss Incredible Chance After Tricking Portugal Goalkeeper

Watch Ghana Forward Inaki Williams Miss Incredible Chance After Tricking Portugal Goalkeeper

  • Inaki Williams was seconds away from netting a crucial equaliser for Ghana
  • The Athletic Bilbao striker unfortunately slipped and squandered the chance
  • Portugal went on to win the five-goal Group H opener at the Stadium 974

Inaki Williams almost netted his debut goal for Ghana, after coming very close to scoring a sensational and cunning late equaliser against Portugal.

The Black Stars were one badly-timed slip away from grabbing an incredible stoppage-time equaliser, in their five-goal thriller with Cristiano Ronaldo's side.

With the four-time African champions trailing 3-2 in the dying moments of the game, Williams waited behind Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa as the goalkeeper held the ball in his arms inside the penalty area.

Inaki Williams, Ghana, Portugal, Qatar, 2022 World Cup
Ghana forward Inaki Williams missed an incredible chance after tricking Portugal's goalkeeper. Photos by Manan Vatsyana
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Costa, unaware that the Ghana striker was lurking behind him, rolled the ball out to take a kick and Williams pounced, sprinting up to regain possession.

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At the crucial moment Williams turned to shoot though, he slipped and gave the Portuguese defence just enough time to clear the ball and hang on for the win.

The goal would’ve capped a sensational late comeback from the Africans, who looked down and out with 10 minutes to go.

World Cup: Ronaldo chalks milestone

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first to score at five World Cups on Thursday, after opening the scoring in Portugal's World Cup clash with Ghana.

The 37-year-old set the record with a penalty in the 65th minute at the Stadium 974 in Doha, to give the Selecao the lead in the Group H clash with the Black Stars.

He overtakes Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, who all scored in four World Cups.

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Ayew scores Africa's first goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Andre Ayew became the first player to score a goal for an African nation at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars captain connected with a Mohammed Kudus pass to level the score against Portugal in their group stage clash.

Ronaldo scored the opener from the spot for the 2016 European champions, before the Al Sadd forward levelled ten minutes later.