Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged off his bitter separation from Manchester United to set another record by becoming the first player to score in five World Cups with a penalty kick on Thursday to lead his country to a 3-2 victory over Ghana.

Ronaldo, who became a free player after his second period at Old Trafford ended suddenly last Tuesday, scored a questionable penalty kick in the 65th minute after a harmless tackle with Mohamed Salisu, but the referee pointed to the penalty point directly.

Ronaldo scored his first World Cup goal against Iran on June 17, 2006, and scored against North Korea in the subsequent version, while he scored a goal against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup.

Ronaldo scored a famous “hat-trick” against Spain in the 2018 World Cup, and scored his fourth goal in that edition against Morocco.

Ronaldo played 18 matches in the World Cup, during which he scored 8 goals.

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