Two days after mutually agreeing to leave his club in the midst of the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo made history with a penalty kick conversion in Portugal’s 3-1 win over Ghana. The 37-year-old calmly slotted his penalty past Ghanian keeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi’s right side to give the Portuguese a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute. In the process, he became the first man to score in five different World Cups and joined elite company with Marta of Brazil and Christine Sinclair of Canada as the only players to ever reach that feat.
Ghana managed to equalize few minutes later with captain Andre Ayew, but it didn’t last long. Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored two goals immediately after the Ghanaian equalizer, which seemed to put an end to the game. Ghana didn’t give up and scored again with Osman Bukari. Portugal keeper Diogo Costa nearly had the blunder of the tournament when he lost the ball in a display that lacked awareness, but he got away with it as Ghana failed to capitalize in the closing moments.
The match ended 3-2 and Portugal are now leading Group H (complete standings) after South Korea and Uruguay drew in their first match. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will be back on Monday for Matchday 2, when they will face Uruguay at 2 p.m. ET while Ghana will play against South Korea at 8 a.m. ET (complete schedule).