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2022 World Cup: Ghana suffer defeat against Portugal in Group H opener

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
World Cup 2022 World Cup: Ghana suffer defeat against Portugal in Group H opener
NOV 24, 2022 LISTEN

The Black Stars of Ghana opened their 2022 World Cup campaign with a 3-2 to Portugal on Thursday afternoon.

Ghana opened their tournament at the 974 Stadium.
Portugal dominated territory and ball in a tedious opening 45, the two chances they creates falling to Ronaldo.

The first one slipped away thanks to a poor first touch and the second went begging when he headed wide having done all the hard work in climbing to meet a cross.

Despite the threat, Ghana fought to end the first half goalless.

After recess, as many as five goals were scored with Portugal getting the better of Ghana.

The 2016 European Champions took the lead in the 65th minute when poster boy Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after Mohammed Salisu fouled the former Manchester United forward.

Eight minutes later, Ghana got back into the game courtesy of a tap-in by the captain, Andre Ayew with an assist from Mohammed Kudus.

Despite getting back into the game, the Black Stars lost focus and conceded two goals in quick succession.

First, Joao Felix equalised with a fine finish before substitute Rafael Leao also found the back of the Ghana net to make it 3-1.

The efforts of Ghana saw winger Osman Bukari heading home a Baba Rahman cross to force the match to end in a 3-2 defeat for the Black Stars.

Ghana will hope to secure their first win against South Korea on Monday at thwe Education City Stadium with kick off at 13:00GMT.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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