After the missed chances in the first half, the penalty he scored himself: it’s his eighth goal in a World Cup finals
Five consecutive World Cups with at least one goal scored. Here it is yet another record broken today by Cristiano Ronaldo, on the net in the match against Ghana. CR7 obtained and converted the penalty (by Salisu) which allowed him to overcome Pelé, the Germans Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klore plus Leo Messi, capable of beating the opposing goalkeeper in 4 different World Cups. It is sensational to note that the Portuguese champion is currently without a team after the termination of the contract with Manchester United and that, a few months after his thirty-eighth birthday, he has a future to write (he will remain like this for a short time, rest assured).
Certainly CR7 is always decisive on the pitch and he also confirmed it on his debut in Qatar 2022. His first goal in a final phase of the World Cup was on 17 June 2006 in the 2-0 win over Iran, then he scored against Korea North (7-0) on June 21, 2010, against Ghana (2-1) on June 26, 2014, against Spain (3-3) on June 15, 2018 (hat-trick) and against Morocco (1-0) on June 20, 2018. Today the penalty signed coldly with Ghana. His score in the World Cup is now 18 matches and 8 goals. Ronaldo is also the oldest player to score a hat-trick at the World Cup, precisely the one trimmed to Spain 4 years ago: he surpassed the previous record that was set by Rob Rensenbrink with the Netherlands in June 1978 against Iran. However, it is clear that this umpteenth record in his career will not satiate the phenomenon of Funchal who aims to lift the cup in Qatar. He admitted it a few days ago underlining that it is the only big trophy he lacks. His best finish so far is fourth place in 2006 in Germany when he lost the final for third-fourth place against the hosts.
November 24th – 6.34pm
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