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Roy Keane greets Chelsea target Rafael Leao after scoring the winner for Portugal against Ghana

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Roy Keane praises Chelsea target Rafael Leao after scoring the winner for Portugal against Ghana, saying he showed ‘nice technique’… while Joe Cole claims the super-sub was ‘just what they needed’ off the bench

Roy Keane enjoyed the technique displayed by Chelsea target Rafael Leao during Portugal’s victory over Ghana.

The 23-year-old came off the bench to score his first international goal in the 3-2 win against the Black Stars.

Leao’s goal proved to be Portugal’s winner, as his silky smooth sideways finish ensured Fernando Santos’ side got off to a perfect start in their bid to add the World Cup to their Euro 2016 success.

Rafael Leao scored his first international goal for Portugal in their 3-2 win over Ghana

Roy Keane was impressed with the technique on display during Leao's winning goal

Roy Keane was impressed with the technique on display during Leao’s winning goal

ITV pundit Keane praised the AC Milan star for the way he scored in the 80th minute. Nice finish. Wonderful technique. Beautiful goal,” Roy Keane told ITV.

Former Blues winger Joe Cole added to the applause saying: ‘We called him at half time, which is exactly what they needed. They need penetration.’

The Portuguese star has caught the eye of Chelsea after impressing for club AC Milan

The Portuguese star has caught the eye of Chelsea after impressing for club AC Milan

Joe Cole admits Rafael Leao's introduction to Portugal was exactly what the match needed

Joe Cole admits Rafael Leao’s introduction to Portugal was exactly what the game needed

Leao has been linked with a move to Chelsea after playing a key role in AC Milan’s run for the Serie A title last season.

The Portuguese star, who was acquired from the French Lille for 25 million pounds in 2019, has become a household name in Italy.

He scored 34 times in 135 appearances for the Rossoneri.

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