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Ronaldo set World Cup & Euro scoring record against France

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It was none other than their captain, the man for big occasions, whose goals helped Portugal stay alive in the European tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal played out a 2-2 draw with France in the decisive Group F fixture on Wednesday.

After an incident involving Hugo Lloris and Danilo Pereira in the France penalty area, the referee pointed straight to the spot. Ronaldo rose to the occasion as he sent Lloris the wrong way and confidently put the ball in the back of the net.

Portugal were awarded a second penalty in the second half after Jules Kounde blocked the ball with his hand inside the 18-yard box, with Ronaldo powering his shot into the bottom-left corner of the net.

The Juventus talisman’s brace saw him become the joint-top scorer in men’s international football by matching Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals.

CR7 also became the new all-time top scorer in the World Cup and European Championship combined after scoring his 20th and 21st goals in the two tournaments.

Ronaldo’s goals helped his side progress past the group stages of Euro 2020 as one of the best third-placed teams.

Portugal now face heavyweights Belgium in the last 16 at Estadio de La Cartuja on Sunday.

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