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Ronaldo relieved in Portugal World Cup opening match against Ghana

Portugal face off against Ghana today at the 2022 World Cup, and Cristiano Ronaldo is playing in his first game since he consensively left Manchester United earlier this week after a heated interview with Piers Morgan ahead of the tournament.

The 37-year-old Portugal captain is playing in his fifth World Cup and admits it will likely be his last chance to win the Jules Rimet trophy. He is bidding to do so alongside many talented players such as Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Rafael Leao.

But Ghana will not be a piece of cake on their side and boast quality, including Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey at the heart of the team. Every match will be very important in the group, which was determined as the most balanced group in the tournament, where Uruguay and South Korea also competed to take part in the qualifying rounds. Follow all the proceedings with our live blog below:

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

Thus, Ronaldo’s penalty in the second half started the goal rush!

Ayew soon secured the tie for Ghana, but it wasn’t long before Felix regained Portugal’s lead, which was almost instantly extended by Leao.

But Bukari pulled someone back for the Black Stars of late, before Portugal goalkeeper Costa gifted Williams almost an equalizer in the 99th minute!

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Alex Pattle24 November 2022 18:02

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

Full-time: Portugal survived this late scare by winning what has become a crazy game!

They run in Group H, starting their World Cup campaign with three points.

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 18:00

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90+9 minutes: WHAT IS COSTA DOING?! The Portuguese goalkeeper picks up a cross but then puts the ball down to kick it and is unwittingly caught!

Williams stands behind him, runs in front of the goalkeeper, and SLIDEs as he grabs Costa!

The ball is clearly shuffled!

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:59

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90+9 minutes: Portugal lost the ball from a free kick and Ghana smashed their left flank!

The action ends with a shot by Ghana striker Bukari from the corner of the Portuguese penalty area, and the shot falls on Costa’s nets!

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:56

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90+7 minutes: Amartey scores a free kick with Ghana’s corner flag. It’s a stupid time to do this.

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:54

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90+5 minutes: Ghana succeeded in stopping the Portuguese attack at the last minute by catching a low Leao mid-left from the left!

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:52

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

The last match of the day will be Brazil vs Serbia. This is next, and the starting eleven are as follows:

Brazil: Alisson, Danilo, Silva, Marquinhos, Sandro, Casemiro, Paqueta, Neymar, Vinicius Jr, Raphinha, Richarlison.

Serbia: V Milinkovic-Savic, Veljkovic, Mladenovic, Pavlovic, Milenkovic, Zivkovic, Gudelj, S Milinkovic-Savic, Lukic, Tadic, Mitrovic.

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:51

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90th minute: 9 minutes of overtime.

There’s definitely time for another Ghana goal…

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:49

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2022 World Cup: Portugal 3-2 Ghana

90 minutes: Bukari, the reserve player who headbutted the ball after a left-wing cross, Ronaldo’s trademark jump and “Siuuu!” Celebrating with.

Teammates are not very willing to participate… They prefer a restart of the game!

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:48

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2022 World Cup: GOAL! Portugal 3-2 Ghana (Bukari, 89)

89th minute: Ghana retreated! Any chance of a late draw?

Alex Pattle24 November 2022 17:47