Qatar 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Silence After Inspiring Portugal to Controversial Win

Qatar 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Silence After Inspiring Portugal to Controversial Win

  • Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his side to a 3-2 victory against African giants Ghana in their Group H opener
  • The embattled striker, who was recently released by Manchester United on the back of his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, was among the scorers in his side's win
  • Up next for Ronaldo's Portugal is a repeat of the 2018 World Cup last-16 tie against two-time world champions, Uruguay on Monday, November 28

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his delight following Portugal's hard-fought five-goal thriller against Ghana in their World Cup opener.

Ronaldo further advanced his status as one of the greatest to have ever graced the sport after notching his 8th goal in five World Cup appearances as Portugal edged the Black Stars at Stadium 974 on Thursday, November 24.

The now unattached five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a highly contestable penalty which aided Fernando Santos' side in starting the World Cup on a winning note, Sportstar reports.

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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player to score at five FIFA World Cups after converting from the penalty spot in Portugal's nail-biting win over Ghana. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

He also picked up the Budweiser man-of-the-match and took to social media to express his joy while looking forward to more of such results in their subsequent games.

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What did Ronaldo write?

"Very important victory in our debut in this World Cup, but nothing is won! It was just the first step! We remain focused on the pursuit of our objectives. Strength Portugal!"

Ronaldo chalks new milestone

Cristiano Ronaldo has set social media ablaze after he inked his name in the football history books, following his stunning performance against 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.

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

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that a video has surfaced online that shows Cristiano Ronaldo eating something retrieved from his manhood area during Portugal's clash against Ghana.

Ronaldo was in action for his side, as they began their World Cup campaign against the four-time Africa Cup of Nations winners at Stadium 974.

The recently sacked Manchester United star looked lively as Ghana struggled to contain the 2016 Euro winners. Ronaldo eventually broke the deadlock in the second half via a hotly contested penalty.

Source: Sports Brief News