It looked like Portugal would cruise to an easy victory after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty kick gave the European side a 1-0 lead over Ghana in the second half. However, Ghana were able to quickly equalize when Andre Ayew found the back of the net after an unfortunate bounce off a deflection in Portugal’s back line. Both sides were battling for a chance to get ahead and Portugal found a way with Joao Felix making the deciding move.
JOAO FELIX— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 24, 2022
Portugal takes back the lead! pic.twitter.com/hACF3YRDAa
This time, there would be no letdown return goal for Ghana as Portugal once again made a break from a good interception in the middle of the park two minutes late. This time, they went to the other side of the field and Rafael Leao curled the ball in from a tough angle to create a two-goal advantage.
ANOTHER GOAL FOR PORTUGAL— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 24, 2022
And just like that it's 3-1 pic.twitter.com/ybmNnXptyW
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Portugal were heavy favorites to win Group H. If this result holds, they’ll create a nice cushion for themselves after the first set of group stage games.