World Cup 2022: Ghana scores but falls to Portugal
A benign Africa. The fifth and final representative of Africa to compete at the 2022 World Cup was Senegal. Although the Black Stars had won the first, they conceded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s team (3-2).
Facing the Portuguese team with Joao Felix and Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva Ghana didn’t give up. The Black Stars of Ghana were instructed by the Portuguese to wait for the Portuguese and then to start counterattacks once the ball was recovered. The band at CR7 had a great chance to score within the first minute of play. After a strong recovery Bernardo Silva launches the ex-Manchester United striker, who takes on the Ghanaian goalkeeper alone. But the fivefold Ballon d’Or misses seeing him face-to-face (10 ‘).
The men from Fernando Santos launch themselves in their match. They alternate short game and log games, but they never create danger. The Ghanaians, who are in the Ghanaian half of the field, sometimes manage to scratch a few balloons. They don’t hesitate to make the most of it. They will also be able to join the locker room at the break with not a single shot on target.
Ronaldo, the first player in five World Cups to score
After a close first half, the match moved into the second period. Otto Addo’s men reacted immediately to a strike by the stirring Mohamed Kudus. Thanks to the stainless Cristiano Rojo, Portugal will find the fault. The Portuguese star was penalized for a violation of the penalty area. He did not have to be asked to convert it (65′).
This goal has left me stunned. Ghanaians did not give up and took advantage of a poor defensive alignment by the Portuguese to come back to score on a goal by André Ayew (73′). The Ghanaian captain didn’t have the time to celebrate when Joao Felix (78″ ) restored the advantage for his side after an error made by a Ghanaian player. Rafael Leao, a Brazilian player, entered the game just a few minutes before and made the break to become the 2016 European champions.
At the end of the match, Usman Bakari’s score of 89′ will not be significantly reduced. The second match against South Korea will be Ghana’s chance to win.