Portugal defeats Ghana 3-2, and Ronaldo makes World Cup history.
Cristiano Ronaldo created World Cup history after closing his eyes and inhaling deeply.In a 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday, the Portugal striker became the first male player to
score at five World Cups with his 65th-minute penalty.He let his soccer speak for itself at the outset of what was probably his final World Cup, just days after his contract at
Manchester United was terminated as a result of a telling-all interview.Ronaldo remarked, "This was a fantastic moment. I'm extremely proud to hold the distinction for being the
only player to score in five World Cups.After the goal gave Portugal a 1-0 advantage, Ronaldo wheeled off with a smile on his face. He performed his customary leap and whirl in
the air,the fans cheering "SI-UUU" as he did so, before being surrounded by teammates.After parting ways with United on Tuesday, Ronaldo could be inundated with offers from other
teams thanks to the brilliance of his career and the addition of his most recent scoring record. That followed his unapproved interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the
English club's manager, owners, and teammates.Despite squandering two excellent opportunities in the first half, Ronaldo's tumultuous preparation for the tournament didn't seem to
have an impact on him against Ghana."This chapter (with United) was finished in a week," Ronaldo stated. "Now that it's over, I want to get off to a strong start.
We started, we prevailed, I want to support my team, and the rest is irrelevant.