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Fifa World Cup: Portugal edge out Ghana in eventful five-goal affair on historic night for Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male footballer to score at five World Cups on Thursday when he scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana.

The 37-year-old set the record when he smashed home his spot-kick in the 65th minute at the 974 Stadium in Doha to send Fernando Santos’ team to a victory which moved them top of Group H, two points ahead of Uruguay and South Korea.

Joao Felix and rising star Rafael Leao made sure of the win after Andre Ayew’s leveller had briefly threatened to ruin Ronaldo’s party.

Osman Bukari netted in the final minute for Ghana and there was a nearly a heist at the end but the tournament’s lowest-ranked side couldn’t pull off a shock and sit bottom of the group.

Group H P W D L GD Pts
1 POR 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 KOR 1 0 1 0 0 1

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