Euro 2020: Ronaldo scores 109th international goal to equal record | Football News

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BUDAPEST: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 109th objective for Portugal in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 recreation towards France to equal former Iran striker Ali Daei‘s all-time worldwide file.
The 36-year-old Ronaldo, the main scorer in European Championship historical past, transformed his second penalty of the sport in Budapest to match the file in his 178th worldwide look.
Ronaldo is the primary participant to look at 5 editions of the event and has scored 5 instances in three Group F video games.
The Juventus striker has now scored 14 European Championship objectives, 5 greater than French nice Michel Platini, who netted 9 instances when he led France to glory in 1984.

Ronaldo netted his first worldwide objective in a 2-1 loss to Greece within the opening recreation of Euro 2004 in Portugal, the place the hosts later misplaced to Greece 1-0 within the remaining.
Daei, nicknamed the ‘Shariar’ (King in Persian), scored a exceptional 109 objectives in 149 appearances for Iran between 1993 and 2006, an achievement many thought would by no means be matched.
Daei has mentioned on a number of events that he can be “delighted” if Ronaldo broke his file, as he believes the Juventus striker ranks among the many finest three gamers in historical past, alongside Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.
“Data are made to be damaged,” Daei advised Khabar On-line information company in 2018.
“Ronaldo actually has the qualities to do it. I’ve quite a lot of respect for him. He’s such an amazing participant that it’s not even essential to sing his praises.”

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