Portugal – Ghana | Cristiano, high five

Inaki Williams was able to bring joy to his parents’ country in the 100th minute and in turn mark Diogo Costa with a cross for life. But the striker slipped when he took the keeper’s purse, who was sure to release the ball to serve long without sinning that the athletic man was behind. Portugal thus added its first victory in Qatar with unexpected fearunexpected for the superiority of Santos until Cristiano’s first goal and disturbing for the final madness, with four more goals in 16 minutes.

Cristiano’s 1-0 was as controversial as it was historicbecause it came from a penalty that wasn’t and because it made him the first footballer in history to score in five World Cups, more than four in Pele, Uwe Seeler, Klose and Messi. Bruno Fernandes, best of all, The slip of Joao Felix, Rafael Leao and Williams They were ultimately decisive for Cristiano to celebrate his umpteenth album with a smile and not tears, as he sang his country’s national anthem at the start of his adventure in what looks to be his last World Cup.

The thing about Portugal was a need and I can’t in the first part and the thing about Ghana, sorry for the viewer. Otto Addo’s men felt with the ball like an English tourist with a glass of water in Benidorm, not knowing what to do, and in their possession it took less than a beer for the foreigner in question. The first time they made more than eight passes in a row was half an hour into the game and at half time they left with only 26% possession and not one shot on target.

Fernando Santos risked an encounter with such a script and so he chose to surround Cristiano with gamers, including Joao Félix, protagonist of the result and also in one of the several controversies that the American Ismael Elfath, whose arbitration was not on stage. On the brink of half-time, Djiky Joao kicked Felix in his desire to clear, although the referee interpreted it as a foul by the Portuguese. Earlier he had a goal canceled by Cristiano because of a struggle also with Djiky, of which it is not a penalty kick the other way around. But of course, if I see the one who did whistle…

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Portugal went to the dressing room with a face of what we are doing. Their dominance had only served them to generate two chances for Cristiano: one one-on-one with the goalkeeper and another with a header after a five-foot jump that left others, at 37 years old, on their hips in a fall leave.

Portugal’s problem was that they insisted on going in and always touching the foot, with no draft or uncontrolled. That is how Ghana felt comfortable, with its row of five behind and a containment trivote, and the minimum that came the cut did not reach, a lack of those who let go of the rival. But the one who finally drove the Ghanaians mad was Ismael Elfath and his colleague Armando Villarreal, as the first called for a penalty kick for nothing and the other didn’t say a word from VAR. What Salisu did was not a penalty but winning the position from Cristiano.

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The historic goal of ‘7’ fueled the game. From almost nothing happening in 65′ to seeing five goals until the end That is why it is said that the goal is the sauce of football, because from one came the frenzy. Perhaps Ghana remembered that Arabia and Japan had come from behind on a penalty and got closer to Diogo Costa than ever before. Partey warned and Ayew scored the first goal for an African team in Qatar. Ghosts were seen in Portugal until Bruno Fernandes appeared, with two assists, and Joao Felix to put the result in the logical drawer. From the rojiblanco it was 2-1 and from his recovery Leao’s 3-1 was born. Bukari added emotion to the discount after Cancelo’s blunder and at the last minute… Iñaki Williams slipped.

Changes

W. Carvalho (55′, Otavio), T Lamptey (65′, A. Seidu), Rafael Leo (76′, Ruben Neves), J Ayew (76′, A. Ayew), O. Bukari (76′, M. Kudus), J. Straw (87′, Bernardo Silva), yo mario (87′, Joao Felix), G Ramos (87′, C.Ronaldo), D. Kyereh (91′, A. Djiku), A. Semenyo (91′, S. Abdul Samed)

goals

1-0, 64′: Cristiano1-1, 72′: good2-1, 77′: Joao Felix3-1, 79′: Raphael Leo3-2, 88′: Osman Bukari

Cards

Referee: Ismail Elfath
VAR Referee: Armando Villarreal, Drew Fischer
Holy Mohammed (44′,Yellow) good (48′,Yellow) Alidu Sedu (56′,Yellow) Willems (90′,Yellow) Danielo Pereira (90′,Yellow) Bruno Fernandes (94′,Yellow)

Classification

Group H PT PJ PG PE PP
1

3 1 1 0 0
2

1 1 0 1 0
3

1 1 0 1 0
4

0 1 0 0 1
Group H PT PJ PG PE PP
1

3 1 1 0 0
2

1 1 0 1 0
3

1 1 0 1 0
4

0 1 0 0 1

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