Cristiano Ronaldo made his landmark and 101st goal. to break the record as the first European player to reach that peak. Ronaldo scored a superb freekick to become only the second male player to score 100 international goals after Portugal sink Sweden 2-0 in their Nation League game. Meanwhile, Ronaldo joined Iran Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for his home country.
The 35 years old Portuguese was a constant stress for the Swedish backline in the early minute of the game. The game changed after Swedish player Gustav Svensson received his second card and was sent out of the field. Ronaldo stepped out to the free-kick. Although Olsen tried to take the goal out his dive was unable to make any difference.
After some minutes of the game, and Sweden was trying to contain the visitors. Ronaldo increased the score margin to two in the 73rd minute. It was another beautiful strike from Ronaldo. After Joao Felix gave the pass to Ronaldo, without a second touch he shoots the ball at the edge of the goal post. It took Olsen a long stretch to get the ball but his effort could not hold Ronaldo’s ability.
The Juventus Star had his 99 goals since November but has finally broken the duck in trademark spectacular fashion.
Portugal began their Nations League run with 4-1 against Croatia. He was absent of the match with the country preparing for life without the Juventus player. Ronaldo was stung by a bee, which made him absent from the match. But he returned to take part in the match against Sweden and showed the team he is still on track.
Manchester United Congratulates Ronaldo Via Twitter
Manchester United didn’t hesitate to congratulate their former star, “Congratulations to Cristiano on a century of international goals for Portugal.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 8, 2020
Cristiano is also 14 goals away from Malaysia’s Mokhtar Dahari who is in third with Lionel Messi closer with 70 goals for Argentina. a