Diogo Costa, goalkeeper for Portugal, almost gave away a goal against Ghana when he did not notice Inaki Williams standing behind him in the penalty box. The forward rushed to kick the ball into the post but it was eventually defended. 

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Portugal escaped with a 3-2 win in their FIFA World Cup 2022 opener on Thursday. 

The game was in the 99th minute, when Costa was making a goal kick. The goalkeeper, however, did not see Ghana Inaki Williams standing behind him in the box. The forwards rushed and took an awkward shot. However, it was defended. 

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Ronaldo, who scored Portugal’s first goal of the night, was surprised at the sidelined. He gave an animated reaction. 


Ronaldo, with his 65th minute penalty, became the first player to score at five World Cups. The 37-year-old, who was recently terminated by Premier League side Manchester United, wasted two chances in the first half before he tumbled under a challenge by Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu to earn a penalty.

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He did his trademark SI-UU run to celebrate the goal. Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later, but Joao Felix regained the lead for Portugal in the 78th and Rafael Leao added a third. Osman Bukari reduced Ghana’s deficit in the 89th.

Bukari, after scoring for Ghana, performed the Ronaldo SI-UU celebration. 

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A penalty against Iran in 2006 started Ronaldo’s tally of World Cup goals — it is now up to eight in 18 matches — and he lifted the ball beyond Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati with his latest spot kick after a long, theatrical buildup to the penalty.