Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Social Media Ablaze After Making World Cup History in Qatar After Goal vs Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Social Media Ablaze After Making World Cup History in Qatar After Goal vs Ghana

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo was the point of discussion after Portugal's World Cup clash against Ghana on Thursday
  • The former Manchester United striker was on target as the Selecao stunned the Black Stars 3-2 in their Group H opener
  • Ronaldo's goal saw him make World Cup history as he became the first player to score in five different tournaments

Cristiano Ronaldo has set social media ablaze after he inked his name in the football history books, following his stunning performance vs Ghana in their 2022 World Cup Group H clash.

The embattled striker was part of Portugal's starting XI as they took on the African football giants on Thursday, November 24, at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha.

The veteran forward put his club woes behind him to stage a perfect display for his national football team.

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Cristiano Ronaldo with the Budweiser Player of the Match award after the 3-2 win during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Ghana. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo.
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Ronaldo is currently without a club, after Manchester United ripped apart his contract with seven months left on it.

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However, that did not stop him from shining for Portugal in their World Cup opener, as he found the back of the net in the 65th minute to hand his side the lead. The goal saw him become the first player in history to score in five different World Cups.

The former Man United star made his debut in the World Cup against Angola in 2006 and has gone on to appear in four other editions of the tournament.

Incredibly, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored on all occasions, a rare feat that has seen him become the first player to do that.

The achievement earned him praise and admiration from fans, who took to social media to hail him.

One said:

"Ronaldo Man Of the Match. Goat"

A second added:

"Goat for a reason."

Another joked:

"Lionel Messi must be crying."

A fourth posted:

"Ronaldo is clearly the world's all-time best player."

While another quipped:

"We are privileged to have been around to witness Ronaldo's magic. GOAT."

Ronaldo responds to United axing

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cristiano Ronaldo has had his say after Manchester United terminated his contract with seven months left.

The former Real Madrid superstar has now said he is out to seek a new challenge as he exits Old Trafford.

In a statement released by the Portuguese star, the 37-year-old maintained he still has a strong affection for Man United and the fans.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.