Portugal has debuted in the World Cup in Qatar with a long-suffering victory over Ghana. The team led by Cristiano Ronaldo has prevailed thanks to goals from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, Joao Félix and Rafael Leao, and has added its first three points in this group stage.
For their part, Ghana, who tied the game and pressed until the final whistle, left the 974 Stadium in Doha empty. However, as far as celebrations are concerned, a Ghanaian footballer, Osman Bukari, has been the great protagonist.
It was running on minute 89 when Osman Bukari, a Red Star Belgrade player, hit a powerful header to beat Diogo Costa and make it 3-2 on the scoreboard. That was going to mean that Portugal would end the game suffering. But, in addition, it has led to the unexpected celebration of Osman Bukari himself.
Without hesitating, the Ghanaian player went to one of the corners of the stadium and, imitating Cristiano Ronaldo, celebrated a goal by jumping and pronouncing the famous Siiiu of the Portuguese footballer, who has recently made headlines for his departure from Manchester United.
After Bukari's celebration -and above all because of the result, since the goal did not put Ghana ahead on the scoreboard and it did not mean a tie either- the networks have been ablaze with comments about the Ghanaian's attitude. Curiously, Cristiano Ronaldo had been substituted a minute earlier.
Portugal 3-2 Ghana this afternoon was also a historic game. And it is that Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to score in five different World Cups. He did it in Germany, he did it in South Africa, he did it in Brazil, he did it in Russia and he has done it in Qatar.
In fact, to emphasize the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal, FIFA itself has published a tweet celebrating the Portuguese goal with a short but very significant Siuuu.
At the end of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo assured that "scoring for the fifth consecutive World Cup is a source of great pride". Undoubtedly, a game that the Portuguese will remember all his life. A meeting in which, yes, he has not been the only one to shout Yesssss.