The game was goalless after 65 minutes before exploding into life following Ronaldo’s powerful penalty after a foul by Mohammed Salisu. Inaki Williams nearly earned Ghana a point at the death, but Portugal held on to go top of Group H after Uruguay drew 0-0 with South Korea.
Earlier in the day, Switzerland got their World Cup campaign off to an excellent start as they beat Cameroon 1-0 thanks to Breel Embolo’s second-half effort. In the 1pm kick-off, Uruguay and South Korea played out one of the dullest matches in World Cup history as neither side had a shot on target in a 0-0 draw – the first time this has happened at the tournament since the start of the century.
Where England are concerned, there continues to be concerns over Harry Kane’s fitness ahead of the Three Lions taking on the USA on Friday. We’ll keep you up to date throughout the afternoon and evening on the latest news in Qatar.
There was an amusing moment in the Portugal-Ghana game when Osman Bukari scored. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the bench, having been taken off by Fernando Santos, and watched on as Bukari pulled out his SIUUU celebration.