FIFA World Cup World Cup 2022 : Ghana Black Stars bow to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal

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Ghana narrowly lose to Portugal in their World Cup 2022 first clash despite being the first African team to score in the competition so far (3-2).

The Black Stars did not show enough in the first half as the 5-3-2 scheme chosen by Otto Addo was too defensive with Andre Ayew and teammates being inactive most of the time.

However, the West African nation showed a completely different performance in the second stanza.

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However, Portugal were the one to score as Cristiano Ronaldo converted a controversial penalty in the 65th minute.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew brought both sides level eight minutes later (73rd);

But Black Stars defense was not in place and Joao Felix restored the advantage for Seleção in the 78th minute.

AC Milan star Rafael Leao made it 3-1 two minutes later. But Ghana came back with a powerful header from Osman Bukari in the 89th minute.

Black Stars could have snatched the draw if Inaki Williams scored from a ball he took from Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa in the additional team.

Black Stars will have to bounce back on Monday against Heung-min Son’s South Korea at 1pm.


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