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Cristiano Ronaldo says he was living a beautiful moment after becoming the first player to score in five men’s World Cups this morning.
Ronaldo helped Portugal to a 3-2 victory over Ghana at the start of their campaign in Qatar.
He says it is a very important win as first match for competitions like this is fundamental.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos hailed his 37 year-old captain who won a second-half penalty and converted it himself to open the scoring against Ghana.
He says Cristiano is a phenomenon and a legend.
Ronaldo was substituted in the 88th minute to a rousing reception around Stadium 974 in Doha at the start of what is likely to be his last World Cup.
Portugal faces Uruguay next on Tuesday at 7am.