Ronaldo scored the first goal in Portugal vs Ghana match taking place in the WorldCup 2023 in the second term of the game in the 65th minute. João Felix, 27, scored the second goal in 78th minute. The third goal was scored in 80th minute by Rafael Leão.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, had scored a goal in each of the World Cup editions of 2006, 2010, and 2014 and four in the last one (2018), having added his eighth goal today, on a day when he is completing his 18th game in the competition.
The Madeiran player, born on 5 February 1985, made his debut in 2006 and scored in the second of six games played, with the second goal against Iran (2-0), after a penalty shootout, in the 80th minute.
Four years later, he also netted in his second of four games, scoring Portugal's sixth goal in a 7-0 thrashing of North Korea in the 87th minute.
In 2014, Ronaldo also scored again, this time in the third game: again near the end, in the 80th minute, he scored the winning goal against Ghana (2-1), in a game in which it was necessary to score to reach the next 16'.
In the previous edition, four years ago, the Portuguese 'captain' started in the best way, with a 'hat-trick' against Spain (3-3), including a penalty and a direct free kick, in the 88th minute, and, then, the winning goal against Morocco (1-0), in the 4th minute.
After the four goals in the first two matches, he didn't score in the last two, including the one that led to the elimination of the formation of the Portuguese club in the next 16, against Uruguay (1-2).
In 2022, Ronaldo starts again with a goal in his debut and, besides this record, is now just one away from equaling Eusébio as Portugal's top scorer in World Cups, after the 'king' scored his nine goals in just six games in 1966.
The Portuguese 'captain' of the national team knows, on the other hand, that his record of goals in five World Cups will not be equalled in this edition of the competition.
At the moment, Ghana and Portugal are 3-2, with Ghana
scoring in 73rd and 88th minutes.