Osman Bukari steals Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous ‘SIUUU’ celebration after scoring for Ghana against Portugal… and the veteran superstar was NOT happy about it as the late strike left nerves frayed
Osman Bukari stole Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous ‘SIUUU’ celebration as he scored a late goal for Ghana against the star’s Portugal in their 2022 World Cup opener.
Bukari scored late for Ghana to make it 3-2 and create a nervous finish as Portugal tried to hold on to victory – while Ronaldo sat on the bench.
And the 37-year-old, who has been a fixture in the news due to his recent split with Manchester United, was visibly furious on the bench after Bukari copied his famous move in the dying moments of the game.
As Ghana came close to scoring the equalizer in nine minutes of added time at Stadium 974, they were unable to do so.
Osman Bukari used Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous celebration when he scored late for Ghana
Ronaldo, who previously opened the scoring with a penalty, was seen furious on the bench
The game was scoreless at the break. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the second half, converting a questionable penalty which he won after 65 minutes of action. Ghana equalized eight minutes later but Portugal were able to take a 3-1 lead before late drama at Stadium 974.
The 37-year-old Portuguese captain has been at the center of a media storm over the past fortnight, first with the broadcast of an interview with Piers Morgan in which he ripped into the workings of Man United, then with confirmation on Tuesday that the club had terminated his contract by mutual agreement. FIFA has listed Ronaldo as a free agent for Thursday’s game.
His penalty meant he would go down in the history books as the first man to score in five consecutive FIFA World Cups, equaling a record held only by Brazilian star Marta in women’s football. He scored the opening goal with his ‘SIUUU’ celebration.
In Ronaldo’s first game since Morgan’s interview aired, he captained Portugal until the 88th minute when he was replaced by Goncalo Ramos. It meant he wasn’t on the pitch when Bukari only scored 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 netted the third in Ghana’s 3-0 win at home against Madagascar.
Ronaldo was seen visibly furious on the team bench after Portugal conceded Bukari’s late goal