FIFA WC 2022: How did Twitterati react to Ronaldo's penalty kick?

Story by  Shaista Fatima | Posted by  shaista fatima • 1 Years ago
Christiano Ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo


Shaista Fatima/ New Delhi

Thursday night's match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar was not only special for the first-ever makeshift FIFA WC stadium but also for Christiano Ronaldo.

Portugal won the match by 3-2 and Ronaldo scripted history by scoring a goal in the 65th minute of the game. With this goal, he surpassed the likes of Pele, Diego Maradona and others to become the only player with goals in 5 different editions of the World Cup.

It is often said "Where there is Ronaldo there follows a heated argument or a controversy", which was true for Thursday night's match as well. In the first half, the goal secured by Ronaldo was declared a foul by the referee while the second-half penalty shot was refuted by Ghana's coach Otto Addo. 

While veterans in the commentary box called for a VAR, the players on the field decided to oblige with the decision in both scenarios.

The first half was nil for both sides, it was the second half that was packed with action. In all 5 goals were scored.

The comeback by Ghana was commendable as Osman and Ayew were the men on the job. But Felix and Rafael made sure to make Portugal stand apart.

Twitterati was on fire after Ronaldo's kick and overall by the Portugal team's victory. Listed are some reactions from the social media platform.

While Ghana takes on South Korea on Monday, Portugal will be facing Uruguay on Tue. 

The live matches can be streamed in India on Sports 18. They are also streamed on Jio Cinema app for free.

The Indian Standard Time (IST) for the matches is 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm and 12:30 am.