Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 (watch highlights video) in their last group match of the World Cup in Brazil on Thursday, June 26, but both were eliminated from FIFA World Cup 2014 Group G as the United States, who lost to Germany 0-1 in the other match, finished second on goal difference. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Most Admired Sportsman in The World Revealed
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the World Cup finals with his winner coming in the 80th minute but it wasn’t enough to keep his team in the tournament, reports Xinhua. Also Read - Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Miss Out on UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award; Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer Nominated
Germany advanced to the last 16 as group leaders on seven points and the United States are second on four, ahead of Portugal (4) and Ghana (1). Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo to Miss Serie A Games For Juventus, Hints Coach Andrea Pirlo
Portugal took the lead in the 30th minute thanks to an own goal from John Boye, who turned a cross into his own net. Asamoah Gyan equalised the score in the 57th minute before Ronaldo fired home the winner.
Watch FIFA World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal earns Portugal 2-1 Win vs Ghana, but both teams out!