In the first round of Group H of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar , Portugal beat Ghana 3-2. Although Ronaldo scored a goal in the first half of the game, it was ruled invalid because of the first foul. In the second half of the game, Ronaldo took the penalty kick and took the lead to break the deadlock. Then Ayou pushed and scored to equalize the score for Ghana . Felix and Leo scored a goal each, and Bukari’s header helped Ghana regain a point.
Ronaldo was named the best player of the game after the game. This goal also allowed Ronaldo to score in the World Cup for five consecutive times, becoming the first person in history.
Ronaldo has never won a World Cup, not even reached a final, nor is he in the top three on the all-time World Cup scorer list. The goal scored in this game is the 8th goal scored by Ronaldo in the World Cup , surpassing Messi’s 7 World Cup goals. Ronaldo was 37 years old and 292 days old when he scored this penalty , becoming the second oldest player to score a goal in the history of the World Cup, second only to Mira , who was 42 years old and 39 days old.
Cristiano Ronaldo participated in the World Cup for the first time in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and scored a goal. Ronaldo also scored a goal in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He also scored a goal in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He scored four goals in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the most goals scored in a single World Cup.
After the game, Ronaldo said at the press conference that it was a wonderful moment, his fifth World Cup. They made the right move, they won, it was a big win. The game was the first of the tournament and also achieved another record that he is the only player to score in five World Cups, he is very proud and happy, it was a difficult but fair victory .
Regarding leaving Manchester United this week, Ronaldo said that this chapter is over this week, and the most important thing is to win. His focus is entirely on the World Cup, they won today, it helps the team, nothing else matters.