Cristiano Ronaldo shocked football fans with an off-pitch bizarre moment during the World Cup opener against Ghana.
Portugal held their breath to stop a last-minute rampage and resurgence by Ghana before walking away with all three points.
After a barren first draw, the second half saw a rain of goals between both sides, with five goals scored in a dramatic fashion.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after converting a controversial penalty to give Portugal the lead.
Ghana responded a few minutes later with a beautiful goal by Andre Ayew.
Minutes later, Portugal regained the lead courtesy of two quick goals by Joao Felix and substitute Raphael Leao.
Going down 3-1 in the space of three minutes, Ghana ramped up their attempt to come back into the game.
Bukari scored Ghana’s second goal few minutes to the end of regulation time, and the Black stars nearly equalised after a stoppage-time folly by the Portuguese goalkeeper.
The game ended 3-2 in favor of Portugal, with Ronaldo garnering attention for becoming the first player in football history to score in five consecutive World Cup tournaments.
Apart from his record-setting goal against Ghana, Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines after he shocked football fans with a bizarre off-pitch moment during the game.
In a viral video, Ronaldo appeared to pull something out of his underpants and chew it.
The video, which is a few seconds clip shows the former Manchester United forward reaching down into his underpants
and bringing out an unidentified object out of it to chew.
The clip, which has gone viral, has left netizens wondering what the Manchester United legend actually brought out of his shorts.
The stunned fans wondering what he may be chewing took to their social media handle to post their reaction to the bizarre and funny clip by the five times Ballon d’Or winner.
A fan wrote, “a piece of c*ck cheese stuck in the foreskin, probably.”
Another wrote, “c*ck cheese for the calories, the energy.”
Another added, ” nuts.”
Meanwhile, the viral clip is coming amid speculations on the next stop of the legendary former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward after his fall out with Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo took on Man United manager Erik Ten Hag, Man United owners, the Glazers, and his critics, Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney in a viral bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
After the interview, Manchester United terminated his contract, ending his £500,000-a-week two-year contract which was remaining seven months.
While he has been linked to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, a Saudi club Al-Hilal has reportedly plot a shock move for him.
In his bombshell interview, Cristiano Ronaldo admitted having turn down a mega deal worth £305million from a Saudi club.
However, amid the media noses on his next stop, Ronaldo has refused to comment on his future. For now, he is focused on the World Cup with Portugal.
Speaking after the win over Ghana to nip talk about his future in the bud, Ronaldo said: ‘It is important we won It was a week that finished this chapter. It is closed and now I want to start with the good foot. We started here, we won. I want to help my team and all the rest of the squad.”
The former Juventus forward relish his record in his fifth FIFA World Cup with Portugal, adding that it feels good to become the first player to score in five consecutive World Cup matches.
Ronaldo has banked a record 701 club career goals, and 118 goals for Portugal. He is currently Portugal’s all-time top scorer.
However, it is pretty clear that Ronaldo may not linger long on the football stage. He is approaching the twilight of his football career and this may be his last World Cup for Portugal.