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At Qatar World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo records another first

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday evening become the first player in World Cup history to score at five different editions of the global tournament.

The 37-year-old put Portugal ahead against Ghana as he powered home a penalty which he won himself, extending his lead as the top scorer in the history of men’s international football.

Portugal won the match by 3-2.

Ronaldo was part of a group of five players to have scored at four, alongside Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose, and long-time professional rival, Lionel Messi, who joined the group earlier this week as he scored for Argentina against Saudi Arabia.

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