‘Scoring a penalty after diving, so impressive!’: Lukewarm reaction as Ronaldo enters record books

‘Scoring a penalty after diving, so impressive!’: Lukewarm reaction as Ronaldo enters record books

Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo made World Cup history just two days after severing ties with Manchester United to help Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in their opening Group H match.

Ronaldo, who is a free agent after his acrimonious break-up with United, became the first player to score in five World Cup final tournaments when he tucked away Portugal’s first goal from the penalty spot.

But Twitter did not take a liking to Ronaldo’s record-breaking goal as many felt that the 37-year-old dived in order to convince the referee to award the spot kick.

Portugal are back in action on Monday against Uruguay, while Ghana takes on South Korea.

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