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Ronaldo Breaks Another European Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Another European Record

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by David Kappel

Sep 10, 2019 11:59 PM

Tags: UEFA Europa League Qualifying Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo once again stole the show for Portugal, scoring four goals during a Man of the Match performance against Lithuania and breaking another impressive European all-time record along the way.

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The Portugal captain, who was on the scoresheet in his side’s 4-2 over Serbia on the weekend, added four goals to his tally on Tuesday.

He has now scored 93 international goals overall, with 25 of them coming during qualifiers for Uefa European Championships – more than any other player in history.

With his Man of the Match performance on Tuesday, Ronaldo overtook Robbie Kean, who held the record with 23 goals in Euro qualifiers for Ireland.

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The four goals also took Ronaldo’s tally with Portugal to eight in 2019, with two more international breaks coming in October and November.

Lithuania, meanwhile, became the 40th different nation Ronaldo has scored against.

The victory saw Portugal cement second place in Group B of the Euro 2022 qualifiers, with eight points from four games.

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However, they still sit five points behind leaders Ukraine, who have one game in hand.

Do you think Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer in football history? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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Scowg
Sep 11, 2019 11:55 AM

Just wonder why he is still compared to guys who only dominated one league while he has proved himself in Engl, Spain, Italy, and Porturgal, even when he play for his national team he still excel world wide, this man is goal scoring machine

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dsediti4@gmail.com
Sep 11, 2019 11:55 AM

They say " jealous makes me nasty" we can't compare CR7 and Messi, well we all know that Messi failed to score a goal in world cup, but his competitor which is CR7 did at least score 4 goals and on the other hand Messi still struggle to win a trophy for his country at least CR7 is doing something better and last season he won a trophy for his country and Messi's side were knocked out. So to those who are jealous of CR7 please keep quiet ?.

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mkhacane
Sep 11, 2019 11:02 AM

CR7 the goat ?

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