Ronaldo makes history, leads Portugal win against Ghana

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(CNN) — Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Thursday as he became the first man in history to score in five FIFA World Cups, leading Portugal to a 3-2 victory over Ghana at Stadium 974 in Qatar.

The Portugal captain kickstarted a flurry of goals in the 65th minute when he converted a penalty to put his team ahead 1-0.

The 37-year-old, who is playing in a record-equaling fifth World Cup, remains two goals shy of passing Eusebio (9) to become the nation’s leading goal scorer in tournament history.

Ghana, though, wasted no time in leveling the score as Andre Ayew equalized in the 73th minute.

But Ghana's joy was short lived as Portugal scored two successive goals in just under three minutes through João Félix and Rafael Leão.

Osman Bukari scored a late consolation goal for Ghana in the 89th minute but Portugal held on for the victory.

Ghana's Iñaki Williams nearly provided the ultimate drama in the final minute of the match as he stole the ball from Portugal's goalkeeper after hiding behind him - only to slip at the crucial moment.

This update was first published on CNN.com, "Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal against Ghana and other World Cup news and highlights"