Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 100 international goals

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has reached 100 international goals thus becoming the second player ever to achieve that feat.

The 35-year-old reached the three figures against Sweden in the recent National League match, scoring a superb goal from a free-kick to get the opener for his country.

The Portuguese didn’t take long to get to his 101st goal as he struck from outside the box in the 72nd minute, thus winning the game for his team by 2-0.

After reaching this milestone, he has become only the second men’s player to score 100 times for his country, with Ali Daei the other footballer who reached 109 goals for Iran.

The former Manchester United star had to wait ten months to reach the three figures, with the player scoring his 99th international goal against Luxembourg in the UEFA EURO Qualifiers in November. He had earned a hat-trick in the previous game against Lithuania to get to 98.

However, his pursuit of 100 goals was halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the Seleção’s match against Croatia their first since the Josy Barthel encounter.

Ronaldo didn’t play that game due to a toe infection, but his team secured an easy 4-1 victory with Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Andre Silva all getting on the scoresheet.

They won the inaugural National League title last year after outclassing Netherlands 1-0 in the final, and now they will be looking to repeat the same feat.

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Author: Syed Mohsin

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