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Cristiano Ronaldo made historical past Thursday on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, changing into the primary male participant to attain at 5 completely different World Cups in a 3-2 opening win for Portugal over Ghana.
The 37-year-old was tripped within the field for a penalty within the sixty fifth minute, and he put Portugal forward 1-0 from the spot:
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RONALDO MAKES HISTORY
With this purpose, he turns into the primary males’s participant to attain in 5 completely different FIFA World Cup tournaments 🔥🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/PxWP4Z5z8o
By advantage of his historic purpose, many on social media referred to Ronaldo as the best soccer participant of all time, together with former Cincinnati Bengals vast receiver Chad Johnson:
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The 🐐 @Cristiano makes historical past 🇵🇹
Ugwunna Ejikem 🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹 @UgwunnaEjikem
Cristiano Ronaldo is the primary participant in all of historical past to attain in FIVE World Cups.
FIVE. What! A! Phenomenon!!!
I! Know! My! GOAT! 🐐🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/s4Yufeq0Hf
2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t break information, he units file’s the Goat 🐐 pic.twitter.com/TFSD6iOyys
At all times The Man Of The Second!
Cristiano Ronaldo 😍
Turns into the primary man to attain at 5 FIFA World Cups 🖐
The GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/OesBNNiy8Z
As has been the case for Ronaldo all through most of his profession, his accomplishment was additionally in comparison with Argentinian star Lionel Messi.
By scoring Thursday, Ronaldo broke a tie with Messi and others for many World Cup tournaments scored in, and he recorded his eighth profession World Cup purpose total, which additionally put him one forward of Messi:
5 – Cristiano Ronaldo has change into the primary participant to attain 5 in numerous editions of the World Cup (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022). Limitless. pic.twitter.com/w6noDKxoVR
Ronaldo’s record-breaking purpose got here throughout a tumultuous week that noticed him mutually comply with have his contract with English Premier League membership Manchester United terminated.
Consequently, Ronaldo’s second stint with United ended after lower than two full seasons.
The membership drama didn’t affect Ronaldo’s play on the worldwide stage, although, as his PK was the catalyst for what was finally a 3-2 win.
Ghana scored a stunning equalizer within the 73rd minute when André Ayew discovered the again of the web, however João Félix scored within the 78th minute and Rafael Leão adopted up with a purpose within the eightieth minute to place Portugal 3-1 forward.
Osman Bukari shrunk the deficit again down to at least one with a purpose within the 89th minute, however Portugal managed to hold on for the win.
Ronaldo and Portugal are actually in nice place to advance to the knockout stage for the fourth time on the previous 5 World Cups.
On Monday, Ronaldo will look so as to add to his profession haul of World Cup objectives when Portugal faces Uruguay, whereas Ghana will meet South Korea.