Sept 2 (newsin.asia) – The five-time Ballon d’Or winner broke the all-time men’s international scoring record by scoring Portugal’s opener in their World Cup qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland.
The 36-year-old, whose return to Manchester United from Juventus was confirmed on Tuesday, had missed a penalty in the 15th minute before John Egan gave Ireland a half-time lead.
Ronaldo scored his 110th goal in the 89th minute of the match to level the score 1-1 and six minutes later broke the Irish hearts by netting a stoppage-time winner.
Ronaldo is now the leading goal-scorer in international football with 111 international goals surpassing Iran’s Ali Daei tally of 109 goals.
“I’m very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had,” Ronaldo said. “Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end.”