Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took in a deep breath and then made World Cup history.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo was looking to showcase his talents to potential new clubs after having his contract terminated at Manchester United this week. After wasting two good chances in the first half, he tumbled under a challenge by Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu to earn a penalty.
Wheeling away after the ball struck the back of the net, a smiling Ronaldo performed his usual leap and swivel in the air the crowd roared his trademark SI-UUU as he did the pirouette before getting mobbed by teammates.
He has now scored in every World Cup since his first in 2006 and has a record 118 international goals.
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