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Portugal survives Ghana's surprises with an exciting treble

 Portugal survives Ghana's surprises with an exciting treble.

Portugal survives Ghana's surprises with an exciting treble

Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 this evening, Thursday, at the "974" stadium, in the first round of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Portugal scored the hat-trick, "Cristiano Ronaldo in the 65th minute, Joao Felix in the 78th minute and Rafael Liao in the 80th minute," while Ghana's double Andre Ayew scored in the 73rd minute and Osman Bukari in the 89th minute.

The Portuguese team won the first 3 points to lead the group, taking advantage of South Korea's 0-0 draw with Uruguay, on the other hand, the Ghanaian team remained without credit at the bottom of the standings.

The match started, under pressure from Portugal, and Ronaldo received a through pass deep in the penalty area, but goalkeeper Lawrence came ahead of him and grabbed the ball in the 10th minute.

Ronaldo received a cross from the left side through Guerrero inside the penalty area, and hit a header, but it passed next to Ghana's goal in the 13th minute.

Ronaldo scored the goal for his country in the 31st minute, but the match referee canceled it due to a mistake on the captain of Portugal against defender Dijko before scoring.

Portugal's Bernardo Silva hit a ball that was easily caught by goalkeeper Lawrence Atti in the 36th minute, and the first half ended in a goalless draw.

The first explicit threat to the Ghana national team came in the 55th minute, with a launch from Muhammad Quddus from the middle of the field, as he hit a creeping ground ball that passed next to the left post.

The match referee awarded a penalty kick in favor of Portugal in the 62nd minute, after a challenge between Mohamed Salisu, Ghana defender, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal for Portugal in the 65th minute, when he shot to the right of goalkeeper Laurens Atti.

Mohamed Quddous, Ghanaian player, tried to shoot the ball from outside the penalty area, but Diogo Costa saved the ball twice in the 71st minute.

Andre Ayew scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute, when he received a cross ball into the penalty area from his colleague Muhammad Quddous and put the ball into the Portuguese net.

Joao Felix put Portugal ahead in the 78th minute, receiving a pass from Fernandes, and ran until he reached the penalty area and hit the right of Lawrence Atti.

The Portuguese bombardment did not stop at the Ghana goal, as Bruno passed a ball towards substitute Rafael Liao, who hit a creeping ground ball past goalkeeper Lawrence Atti.

Ousmane Bockari scored the second goal for his country in the 89th minute, receiving a cross from the left side, and hitting a header under the right of goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Ghana almost snatched the equalizer in the last seconds after a catastrophic error from goalkeeper Costa, had it not been for the intervention of the defense, so that the Portuguese team scored 3 valuable points.

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