Watch as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 100th Portugal goal with sublime free-kick to set unique record
Cristiano Ronaldo became just the second player in history to reach 100 international goals, when he scored against Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday night.
The Juventus forward did it in typical fashion with a brilliant free-kick into the top corner, to give the goalkeeper no chance of stopping his century.
🇵🇹 @Cristiano has done it – and with a golazo! The @selecaoportugal No7 becomes the 2nd man in history to score 100 international goals 💯 pic.twitter.com/A5lnFwW7o9
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 8, 2020
Ronaldo registered a huge milestone to his name as he reached a century of strikes for Portugal in international football on Tuesday night. Ronaldo scored a couple of goals against Sweden to take his overall international tally to 101 goals, reaching the three-figure mark with a trademark free-kick.
He blasted a free-kick from outside the box to score the game’s first goal, before he added a second with a fine strike from outside the box in the 72nd minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo 100th international goal. Take a bow 👑🐐
— Benaiah💧🐐 (@kwamebenaiah) September 8, 2020
Ronaldo now has 101 goals for his country, making him the second men’s player to reach 100 goals for his country after Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for Iran.
He is now Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer surpassing legends Eusebio and Pauleta.
🇵🇹 Ronaldo = 100 goals for Portugal! 🔥
Congratulations, @Cristiano! 👏👏👏#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/P5cvqswkNY
— UEFA Nations League (@EURO2020) September 8, 2020
About the milestone goal, it was the 57th direct-free kick of Ronaldo’s career from which he scored a goal and 10th when it comes to international football.
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