Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says although Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2, his aspect encountered a tricky contest from the Black Stars.
Ronaldo scored from the spot to turn into the primary player in historical past to score 5 goals in 5 separate World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022).
With goals from the scientific finisher Ronaldo, Joao Felix, and Rafael Leao, Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew and substitute Osman Bukari’s exhausting-fought goals weren’t sufficient to pull parity for Ghana of their first Group H encounter at Stadium 974 on Thursday.
At a post-match convention, Ronaldo admitted the Ghanaian workforce posed a risk and have been a troublesome opposition to Portugal, nonetheless, the Selaceo fought exhausting to snatch the wanted most factors.
“I am happy the team made a good result by winning the game. It was a tough game, but we did our best to win,” he said.
On his historic 5 goals at the Mundial, Ronaldo, who was named the most effective player of the match expressed pleasure about setting a record within the greatest football competition.
The 37-year-old said, “It is a beautiful moment for me to score five goals in five world cups, and on a day we had a crucial win.”
Portugal will face Uruguay on Monday, while Ghana faces South on the same day within the second round of Group H games.