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Ronaldo downs Ghana but Portugal crash out

Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th-minute goal secured Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana in Brasilia, but the result ultimately eliminated both sides.

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14:58
Portugal
PortugalPOR
Ghana
GhanaGHA

Statistics

Ball possession

55%
45%
21Fouls Committed16
10Attempts On Target6
19Shots18
1Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
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14:57

Standings - Group G

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
GermanyGER
7321072
USAUSA
4311144
PortugalPOR
4311147
GhanaGHA
1301246
14:54
RONALDO
PortugalPOR
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED37TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR9SHOTS
14:53
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: It was a topsy-turvy game in Brazil's capital as this pair tried to get the points and goals to see them through to the Round of 16. Ghana were at one stage just a goal away from reaching the knockout stage, and will certainly rue Majeed Waris' miss when the sides were level. It didn't matter in the end, as Cristiano scored his only goal of this World Cup to give Portugal the win. They finish level on points with USA, after their defeat to Germany, but are eliminated due to their inferior goal difference.

14:52
90'+J. MOUTINHO (Portugal) sees an effort go off target.
14:52
90'+A. GYAN (Ghana) strikes his free-kick wide.

Gyan whips the free-kick over the bar, and that might be Ghana's last chance.

14:51
90'+ J. MOUTINHO (Portugal) is cautioned.
14:50
90'+J. MOUTINHO (Portugal) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A. GYAN (Ghana).

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Portugal
PortugalPOR
Ghana
GhanaGHA
(GK) 89'
(GK)
(C)
81'
(C)
Misses next match if booked 76'
71'
69'
Misses next match if booked 61'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK) 89'
(GK)
(GK)Injured
(GK)
69'
76'
71'
61'
Injured
Injured
81'
Injured
Not eligible to play
Absent
Absent
CoachCoach
PAULO BENTO (POR)James APPIAH (GHA)

Match Facts

Brasilia

The construction of this ultra-modern city, situated in the centre of Brazil, began in 1956.

Estadio Nacional

  • Stadium nameEstadio Nacional
  • CityBrasilia
  • Year constructed2012
  • Overall capacity69349

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 21 m/sWind
  • 50 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nawaf SHUKRALLA
    Bahrain
    BahrainBHR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Yaser TULEFAT (BHR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Ebrahim SALEH (BHR)
  • Fourth official: Wilmar ROLDAN (COL)

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