The final score of Portugal‘s opening match at the FIFA World Cup 2022 was 3-2 in favor of Portugal over Ghana. It was a fantastic game between these two teams that took place on Thursday, November 24, at 10 o’clock at night at the Stadium 974 (Rass Abou Aboud). Ghana demonstrated how good they are at this World Cup by giving Portugal a run for their money despite the fact that they were ultimately unsuccessful in their encounter. The Stadium was packed to capacity with thousands of fans representing both teams. The match was very fun and excited to watch.
While Portugal held control of the ball for 62% of the game, Ghana only had it for 38% of the time. During this encounter, Portugal had a pass completion percentage of 88 percent, completed 623 passes total, and was granted 3 corners. On the other hand, Ghana finished the game with 389 successful passes, an accuracy rate of 81% on their passes, and 3 corners granted to them.
This match had a total of 5 goals scored, with Portugal scoring 3, and Ghana scoring 2 of those goals. Despite the fact that they were defeated, Ghana fought valiantly against Portugal throughout the encounter. As a result of Ghana’s outstanding performance today, Portugal found themselves in a difficult position to win the match.
The first half of the contest ended with neither team having managed to score a goal. Both teams put in tremendous efforts in an attempt to score goals, but none of them were successful. The score was knotted up at zero for zero at the end of the first half.
There were a total of five goals scored in the second half of the game. At the 62 minute mark of the game, M. Salisu from Ghana committed a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo inside of their penalty box. The infraction warranted a penalty from the referee, which was issued. At the 65-minute mark of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo capitalized on the opportunity and scored a goal from the ensuing penalty kick. At the 73 minutes mark of the match, Andre Ayew put Ghana on the board with their first goal. The manner in which he scored the goal was really incredible. At that point, the score was 1-1, and neither team had an advantage. Joao Felix scored the second goal for Portugal with 78 minutes in the contest. Immediately after him, Rafael Leao scored the third goal for Portugal at the 80-minute mark of the match. The contest had not yet reached its conclusion. Osman Bukari scored the second goal by head for Ghana with 89 minutes left to play in the match. The Ghanaian team gave it their all to increase their goal tally, but they were unable to do it within the allotted amount of time. Ghana played a fantastic match, but unfortunately for them, it was not their lucky day to come out on top in the encounter. Portugal emerged victorious from the contest with a final score of 3-2. Both teams turned in outstanding performances today, making for an exciting and entertaining contest to witness.
The match was won by Portugal, and the country was awarded three points as a result of the victory. They have climbed to the top of the point table for Group H, where they currently hold the position of first place. The match between Portugal and Uruguay is scheduled to take place at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday, November 29 at 1.00 am. On that particular day, there will be a contest that will be entertaining to watch.
Portugal vs Ghana
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Cristiano Ronaldo – (Portugal) – 65’ (Penalty)
Andre Ayew – (Ghana) – 73’
Joao Felix – (Portugal) – 78’
Rafael Leao– (Portugal) – 80’
Osman Bukari – (Ghana) – 89’