Cristiano Ronaldo made history as the first person to score in five World Cups.


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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player in history to score five World Cups as he scored a penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 win against Ghana on Thursday.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored in the previous four tournaments and now has eight World Cup goals after converting a penalty in the 65th minute.

It was welcome news for Ronaldo in the week that Manchester United announced that the two sides agreed to terminate the contract with the forward with immediate effect after he gave an explosive TV interview.

Ronaldo won the penalty, which he scored by putting his body in front of Mohammed Salis and hitting the floor when he felt contact from behind. His penalty was undeniable as he hit the top corner of the net before running to his adoring fans in celebration.

Shortly thereafter, Ghana equalized thanks to André Hay, but Portugal responded with two quick runs in a row.

João Felix regained the lead and Rafael Leão added a third before a header from Osman Bucari gave Ghana a small chance of a comeback at the end.

More to follow.