Cristiano Ronaldo opened his account in this year’s World Cup but couldn’t prevent his team from being knocked out of the 2014 World Cup as USA and Germany advanced from the Group of Death
Portugal: Beto, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Miguel Veloso, William Carvalho, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Eder, Nani, Amorim, Pereira
Ghana: Dauda, Gyan (c), Atsu, Agyemang Badu, A. Ayew, Rabiu, Waris, Mensah, Asamoah, Boye, Afful
Both teams needed to win this match if they were to have a chance to progress through to the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup.
The match started with brilliant intensity as Cristiano Ronaldo, looking for his 50th international goal, unfurled a brilliantly struck kick only to see it hit the post.
Both teams started to produce some brilliant chances and it looked just a matter of time when one of the teams would open the scoring. Portugal took the lead in the most unconvincing fashion as Ghana’s John Boye scored an own goal in the 30th minute.
Portugal vs Ghana Own GoalGhana however leveled the score early in the second half through Asamoah Gyan as the striker headed home at the far post from Asamoah’s cross, to score his 6th goal of the World Cup finals.
Portugal vs Ghana Second GoalCristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the 80th minute as he scored of a ball that rebounded from Ghana’s goalkeeper Dauda. This was Ronaldo’s 50th goal of his international career.
Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs Ghana Portugal were however knocked out of the World Cup following their poorer goal difference as compared to USA. Germany and USA have qualified from the Group G.