Portugal vs. Ghana: Goals, Highlights from Group G Match

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 26, 2014

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 26:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Portugal and Ghana at Estadio Nacional on June 26, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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Portugal finished off a disappointing World Cup effort on a high note, defeating Ghana 2-1 in their final Group G match. 

Both sides were eliminated with the result. Portugal finished level with the United States on four points, but the Americans' superior goal differential (even) compared to Portugal (minus-three) saw the former through. 

Ghana's John Boye accidentally put Portugal ahead, hitting in an own goal in the 31st minute while botching a clearance. 

Here's a look at Ghana's own-goal in #PORvsGHA https://t.co/4r4Kfqbe6g

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Asamoah Gyan equalised for Ghana with a headed strike to get things level in the 57th minute. 

Le but de Gyan ! #GHA https://t.co/tX1JPBHZnB

— L'Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) June 26, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a late lead when he pounced on some poor Ghanaian goalkeeping. 

GIF - Portugal vs. Ghana 2-1 #WorldCup http://t.co/4VQVdxCfA7

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Ronaldo nearly stuck early, hitting the crossbar with an ambitious shot from the right side. 

Cristiano Ronaldo hits the bar https://t.co/SD2sbTD8vm

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Ronaldo, again, was denied, but this time from close range. 

Great save? Bad header? #POR http://t.co/3tRUKgDVPO

— Unibet (@unibet) June 26, 2014