Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has gone through a lot over the last few days, largely due to Manchester United terminating his contract through a mutual decision. The striker was also preparing to start what is likely his final World Cup campaign when Portugal faced Ghana Thursday.
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After failing to connect on some attempts in the first half, Ronaldo was able to draw a penalty in the second half. He stepped up to the spot and made no mistake, sinking the spot kick with ease to give Portugal a 1-0 lead over Ghana.
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This is Ronaldo’s eighth goal in a World Cup and he becomes the first men’s player to score in five different World Cups. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Ronaldo was +120 to be an anytime goalscorer in this contest.
If this result holds, Portugal will go to the top of Group H after the first round of group stage games.