Osman Bukari steals Cristiano Ronaldo's 'SIUUU' celebration after scoring for Ghana against Portugal
Osman Bukari steals Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous ‘SIUUU’ celebration after scoring for Ghana against Portugal…
Osman Bukari stole Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous ‘SIUUU’ celebration when he scored a late goal for Ghana against the star’s Portugal in their opening match of the 2022 World Cup.
Bukari scored late for Ghana to make it 3-2, and set up a nervous finish as Portugal tried to hold onto victory – with Ronaldo on the bench.
And the 37-year-old, who has inevitably been in the news for his recent departure from Manchester United, was noticeably furious on the bench after Bukari copied his famous move in the closing moments of the game.
Although Ghana came close to equalizing in nine minutes of added time at Stadium 974, they failed to do so.
Osman Bukari took advantage of Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous celebration as he scored a late goal for Ghana
Ronaldo, who previously opened the score via a penalty kick, was furious on the bench
At halftime, the game was goalless. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the second half by converting a dubious penalty which he won after 65 minutes of action. Ghana equalized eight minutes later, but Portugal managed to put themselves ahead 3-1 before the late drama at Stadium 974.
The 37-year-old Portuguese captain has been at the center of a media frenzy in the last two weeks, first with the broadcast of an interview with Piers Morgan in which he threw himself into the running of Man United, and then with Tuesday’s confirmation that the club had contract terminated by mutual consent. FIFA has listed Ronaldo as a free agent for Thursday’s game.
His penalty meant he would go down in history as the first man to score in five consecutive FIFA World Cups, matching a record held only by Brazilian star Marta in the women’s game. He marked the opening goal with his ‘SIUUU’ celebration.
In Ronaldo’s first game since the Morgan interview was shown, he captained Portugal until the 88th minute when he was replaced by Goncalo Ramos. It meant he was off the field when Bukari scored just his second international goal a minute later.
The 23-year-old Red Star Belgrade winger made his debut for Ghana in March 2021 and scored his first goal for the country when he scored the third goal in Ghana’s 3-0 home win over Madagascar.
Ronaldo was seen visibly furious on the team bench after Portugal conceded Bukari’s late goal
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