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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks men’s international scoring record

Wed 01 September 2021 | 21:24

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the all-time record goalscorer in men’s international football after he scored against the Republic of Ireland in their World Cup qualifier.

The

Manchester United

striker grabbed his brace in his country’s opening match in Group A against

Ireland

.

Ronaldo

’s 89-minute header in his side’s World Cup qualifying match against Ireland on Wednesday night means he has now scored 110 goals in 180 appearances for his country, taking him past iconic Iranian striker

Ali Daei

.

The 36-year-old could have broken the record earlier in the game after the referee awarded a penalty but Ireland's 19-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu saved Ronaldo's spot-kick.

The Portugal captain drew level with Iran’s former forward Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals, for the most goals at the international level when he scored two important goals from the spot in a crucial Euro 2020 match against France to tie the men’s most international goals record.


source: SportMob

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