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Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot and is named man of the match against Ghana

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the victory of Portugal about Gana this Thursday, for the second round of the world Cup, was marked by the goal of Cristiano Ronaldo, which broke records. The good performance earned the number 7 the award for best player of the match.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s eighth goal in World Cups came 20 minutes into the second half, when the duel was still 0-0. The striker received a ball in the penalty area and, when trying to advance, was knocked down. With the penalty awarded, the Portuguese took responsibility and went to the penalty spot. The strong kick in the upper right corner made it impossible for the opposing goalkeeper to defend and the score was opened.

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During the 88 minutes he was on the field, Cristiano Ronaldo took two shots to the goal. In all, there were 12 passes and a sure dribble, with only one loss of possession.

With the goal, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score in five editions of the World Cup. Argentine Lionel Messi, contemporary rival of the Portuguese, accumulates the same five participations in World Cups, but he stopped scoring in 2010 and does not hold this record.

Portugal will return to the field on Monday, at 4 pm (Brasília time), for the confrontation against Uruguayfor the second round of Group H. The Portuguese guarantee advancement to the round of 16 if they win.

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Source: Gazetaesportiva

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