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Portugal star Ronaldo becomes second men's player to reach 100 international goals
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09-Sep-2020, 03:16 am

Portugal star Ronaldo becomes second men's player to reach 100 international goals


ROnaldo Portugal 2020 100th goal

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has become just the second player to ever reach 100 international goals.

Ronaldo reached the milestone just before half-time of Tuesday's Nations League match against Sweden, slamming home a free-kick from outside the box to score the game's first goal.

The 35 year-old is only the second men's player to reach 100 goals for his country after Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for Iran.

Ronaldo's goal wasalso the 57th of his career from a direct free-kick and the 10th for Portugal.

Ronaldo had to wait 10 months to reach the 100-goal milestone, with his last international strike coming in November 2019 against Luxembourg. The forward had netted a hat-trick in the previous match against Lithuania to take his total to 98.

The coronavirus put a halt to Ronaldo's pursuit of 100 goals, however, with Portugal's match against Croatia last week their first since theLuxembourg fixture.

Ronaldo was forced to sit that match out due to a toe infection, with Portugal winning by a comfortable 4-1 margin even without the Juventus star.

Portugal are looking to defend their Nations League title, having won the inaugural competition last year when they defeated theNetherlands1-0 in the final.

Ronaldo helped lead his country to that final in June, having netted a hat-trick againstSwitzerlandin the semi-final in a 3-1 win.

At the age of 19, Ronaldo scored his first international goal at Euro 2004. He has goneon to pass thelikes of Eusebio and Pauleta to become Portugal'sall-time top goalscorer and has now more than doubled previous record-holder Pauleta, who netted 47 times for Portugal.

Ronaldo would see his Portugal side fall to Greece in the Euro 2004 final, but hehas gone on to lead Portugal to major honours in the form of Euro 2016 and the inaugural Nations League title in 2019.

On an individual level, Ronaldo has established himself as one of the game's all-time greats in a club career that has seen him represent Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.


Source : goal.com

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