World Cup: Ghana is defeated 3-2 by Portugal in the opening game of Group H.

Ghana’s black stars fought valiantly against a Christiano Ronaldo guided Portugal to a 3- 2 defeat, capping off a poor day for African teams at the World Cup.

The west African side held off the persistent Portuguese attack for the first 45 minutes, but fell short in the second half, conceding their first goal from a penalty converted by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.

In response, Ghana went on the offensive and were shortly rewarded with a beautiful equaliser by Andrew Ayew.

Their attacking display later opened up the game and with many mistakes in defense, saw Portugal producing two quick goals. 3- I it turned after 78 minutes.

It seemed over for Ghana after the collapse but a spirited fight produced another goal out of nowhere raising their hopesfor an equalizer. The black stars got close in the dying minutes of extra time when the Portguese goalie almost gifted the ball in what could have been a costly slip. Inaki Williams however slips at the crucial moment.

3- 2 it ended for the Portuguese after the thriller. The black stars will have to salvage key points from South Korea in their next group H matches.

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