Portugal and Ghana have starred in what is, so far, the best match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Portuguese and Ghanaian They gave us five goals in a period of 30 minutes, making more than one emotional. In addition to the result, this comparison marked a fact historical since Cristiano Ronaldo he became the first player to score in five World Cups in a row.
The group led by ‘CR7’ beat their counterpart from Ghana 3-2 in a match that, on paper, was going to be easy for Portugal, but in the process it was reflected in a different way.
During the first half, the proposal of Otto Addo, a Ghanaian strategist, went perfectly: a very defensive team that put constant pressure from the midfield zone complicated the squad of Joao Félix and Bernardo Silva.
However, parity fell when a dubious penalty charge gave the ‘Commander’ the chance to become the first player in World Cup history to score in five consecutive editions (Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022).
“Siuuuuuuuu!”, was heard in the colossus. Thus, Portugal was ahead on the scoreboard and headed its participation in this World Cup. But the joy did not last long after, in a fortuitous play, Ayew scored the equalizer and caused Ronaldo to lament.
Suspicions of a new ‘bump’ were rumored, since there was very little left for the match to end; However, the quality that exists in the Portuguese squad is not a secret and the young appearances of Joao Felix and Rafael Leao would be present in the score.
Everything was a Portuguese party with the cameras pointing at the former Real Madrid player; however, a goal on the hour for Ghana would make Portugal suffer until the last minute.
And yes, we are talking about suffering, what a scare the entire Portuguese nation must have experienced after Iñaki Williams almost scored the equalizing goal after a blunder by goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
After Portugal’s first duel in this World Cup in Qatar 2022, it can be seen that it is a team that associates very well on the wings and generates many chances to score goals, but it is difficult for them to set back when they have to defend. Today, his weakest place was the right zone that Joao Cancelo covers.