64′ RONALDOOOOOOO FOR HISTORY (1-0)
The Portuguese legend deceives Zigi in force on the left side, and scores Portugal’s first goal (1-0). He made history by scoring a goal in the last five World Cups. And yes, it was already there in 2006!
62′ PENALTYYYYY FOR PORTUGAL
By passing just in front of his direct defender, Cristiano Ronaldo will scratch a small fault in the surface of Salisu. Very questionable penalty for Portugal! It will be reviewed at the VAR.
57′ Seidu flirts with red
Already the third cracker for the Black Stars. Seidu, at fault, launches into a head-to-head against Joao Felix. We did not go far from a second yellow in a row, and therefore red for the defender of Clermont…
55′ KUDUS A FEW CENTIMETERS FROM THE POST
After a very good counter from Djiku on a strike from Ronaldo, Kudus leads the Ghanaian counter-attack and tries his shot with his left foot. It’s just to the right of Diogo Costa’s goal, which seemed on the trajectory.
53′ Second post Seidu…
Against led by Abdul-Samed who procrastinates a little too much. Corner for Ghana in front of the Black Stars kop pushed back by the opposing defense. At 25 meters, Seidu tries his luck, but it goes far from the frame.
49′ RUBEN DIAS IMPECCABLE
While Otavio complains of hamstrings, Ruben Dias intervenes perfectly on André Ayew, who could start on goal. Behind Thomas Partey takes the second yellow of the meeting by mowing down the same Otavio.
48′ We return to the same bases
High pressure from the Portuguese, possession of a slow ball to get around the defence…Half-time hasn’t changed much in this encounter so far.
46′ AND IT’S OFF AGAIN AT STADIUM 974
Ghana are starting this second period, hoping that there will be a little more offensive momentum on the side of Thomas Partey’s teammates…
The stat at half-time: no shots for Ghana
It is the symbol of a first period spent defending the Black Stars side. André Ayew and Inaki Williams were invisible. Result, no shooting in the first 45 minutes. On the Portugal side, we fired 7 times, including two shots on target.
Fault or not by Ronaldo?
On his goal disallowed in the 31st minute, CR7 upsets Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku. Logical fault for you?
Only one goal today
Sad day, in terms of goals, for the moment in this World Cup 2022. Only Embolo shook the nets for Switzerland against Cameroon. Uruguay and South Korea left with a sad draw (0-0). So please, gentlemen, give us a goal!
Big discussion on the Ghana side
While Portugal have already joined the locker room, the captain of the Black Stars André Ayew gathered his men before going to find their coach Otto Addo.
45+2 AND IT’S HALF-TIME
First period over… Portugal have not yet managed to get rid of a very well organized team from Ghana. Cristiano Ronaldo had the only chances of the match (10th, 13th, 31st), without success.
45′ Big sole from Kudus!
We had just talked about him well and he made us say the opposite… Big sole on Cancelo and the midfielder of Ajax took the first yellow of the game. Without hesitation from the referee.
43′ What a ball exit from Kudus
Superb sequence in the midfield of Kudus. The Ajax Amsterdam player is doing beautifully between three Portuguese players before getting the fault.
42 ‘Ronaldo well surrounded for the moment
On a counter well led by Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in one-on-one on the left side. His right foot strike is well countered by Djiku. In the process, the Portuguese is reported offside in the continuity of the action.
37′ Ghana finally comes out
A somewhat miraculous corner for Ghana. Kudus then Baba take care of it…but it is pushed back each time by the Portuguese defense.
35′ Otavio in the hands of the goalkeeper
Nice game at three in the axis of the Ghanaian defense. At 20 meters, Otavio draws in stride, but it’s too soft to worry Zigi, who captures quietly.
33′ Portugal still at a standstill
Portugal continues to dominate but still struggles to set the game on fire. Bruno Fernandes’ free kick from 30 meters is badly shot. The corner, in stride, does nothing either. Everything has to be done !
31′ SUUUUU…. AND NO, GOAL REFUSED FOR RONALDO
Cristiano Ronaldo plays too much of his body to take the ball. Even if his flat foot ended up in the back of the net, the referee had already whistled for the Portuguese striker’s foul.
27′ JOAO FELIX MISSES THE FRAME
Another action from the left for Portugal. Guerreiro finds Joao Felix at the penalty spot. Without balance, the strike of the Atletico Madrid striker flies over the bar in the 974 stadium.
25′ Danilo Pereira as boss
Replacing Pepe, uncertain for the match, and installed in central defense, Danilo Pereira annihilates all Ghanaian actions and blocks André Ayew perfectly for the moment.
22′ WE GET BORED
Disappointing Portugal so far. Despite his 67% ball possession, it lacks rhythm, lacks a bit of desire. Ghana, meanwhile, is content to manage the opposing offensives, but lacks great precision in its counterattacks.
19′ Portugal rotates
From right to left, from left to right, Portugal temporizes, without much rhythm. Nothing to report in the game, apart from Ronaldo’s two chances.
15′ Ghana is struggling to come out
The Portuguese pressing is struggling at the start of the game. Only solution for Ghana, to lengthen, but the control is missed for Inaki Williams…
13′ RONALDOOOO AGAIN
Corner played quickly on the left side. Guerreiro finds Cristiano Ronaldo at the far post, but his header goes just past the Ghanaian goal…it’s getting dangerously close!
10′ RONALDOOOOO MISSES HIS FACE-TO-FACE
Well served at the entrance to the penalty area, Cristiano Ronaldo lacks his control a bit and does not have time to stare at the Ghanaian goalkeeper and impales Zigi…
9 ‘Ghana reveals itself nicely
First center of the side Seidu which does not find takers. Portugal multiplies sterile possessions. The Black Stars try to take advantage of it on the counter.
5′ First strike for Portugal
First foray into the opposing camp on a corner from Bruno Fernandes. When the ball fell, Otavio’s shot at the edge of the area was off target.
3′ Start at a trot…
First times of ball possession for Portugal then for Ghana. Without any danger on the opposing defenses.
1′ And it’s goneiiiiii at Stade 974!
Who other than Cristiano Ronaldo to kick off this second Group H match, Portugal-Ghana!
Cristiano Ronaldo in tears during the anthem
Only a few more minutes before kick-off. The time for the two teams to hear their national anthem resound in Stade 974. Too many emotions for Cristiano Ronaldo, tears in his eyes…
Entry of the 22 actors on the lawn!
Cristiano Ronaldo face masks are out as both teams take to the pitch.
Frappart, fourth referee
The French referee will be part of the refereeing quartet of this Portugal-Ghana at Stade 974. Ismail Elfath, the American referee, will lead the match.
Ronaldo to silence the critics?
Having just terminated his contract with Manchester United, the captain, most capped player and top scorer in the history of Portugal must now respond on the pitch. In a press conference, Ronaldo had indicated that the conflict with his now ex-club “will not shake” his selection.
Ghana’s little thumb of the World Cup
Ranked 61st in Fifa, Ghana is the lowest ranked of the 32 teams qualified for this 2022 World Cup.
CR7 for an incredible record?
Ronaldo can become the first player in World Cup history to score at least one goal in five different editions of the global tournament, having netted once in 2006, one in 2010, one in 2014 and four in 2018.
The Portuguese warming up
The composition of Ghana with Partey
On the Ghana side, watch out for the very solid midfield pair with Thomas Partey (Arsenal) associated with Lensois Abdul Samed.
Composition : Zigi – Seidu, Amartey, Djiku, Salisu, Rahman – Abdul Samed, Partey – Kudus, Williams, Ayew
Portugal with Ronaldo obviously
So many talents on the Portugal side that Vitinha or even Rafael Leao remain on the bench and could enter during the game. Uncertain, Nuno Mendes is in the stands. Danilo Pereira replaces Pepe in central defence.
Composition : Diogo Costa – João Cancelo, Danilo, Rúben Dias, R. Guerreiro – Rúben Neves, Otávio, Bernardo Silva – Bruno Fernandes, João Félix, Ronaldo.
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Welcome to this live 100% dedicated to Portugal Ghana. After the draw between Uruguay and South Korea (0-0), the winner of this match could take the lead in this group H.