Check out clips of Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace against Sweden as the superstar became only the second player in history to score 100 or more international goals.
Sometimes you just have to take your hat off and applaud Ronaldo. When it seems the star has done it all in football, he goes and takes it to a whole other level like in Stockholm on Tuesday night.
The Friends Arena played host to a historic occasion in football as Cristiano became the second player to score 100 or more international goals, and the first European to do so.
He did so in typical fashion by delivering another jaw-breaking performance that left Sweden licking their wounds, threatening the hosts’ defense right from the start before smashing home a brilliant free-kick.
GOAL ! Ronaldo scores vs Sweden. 0-1 (Great Goal) pic.twitter.com/1DOhZj7xhG
— OnlyFootballClips (@OnlyFootballCl1) September 8, 2020
Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen stood no chance as the Juventus ace expertly fired his free-kick into the top corner for his 100th international goal.
Not one to dwell for too long on his achievements, however, Ronaldo quickly set about gaining ground on his next target – Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals for Iran in international football.
And the five-time Ballon d’Or winner did so brilliantly by curling home a second goal outside the box to leave him eight adrift of the Iran legend.
It was a wonderful goal and arguably just as good, if not better, than his first one.
Ronaldo just scored an absolutely superb goal for Portugal. What an animal! Cristiano's second in Sweden tonight. pic.twitter.com/sOFFFcJa46
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) September 8, 2020
Ronaldo will have a chance to gain more ground on Daei on October 7 when Portugal host Spain in Lisbon for a friendly. They’ll then play two more Nations League games against France on October 11 and Sweden three days later.
Top 5 all-time international goalscorers
1. Ali Daei (Iran) – 109 goals
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 101 goals
3. Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) – 86 goals
4. Ferenc Puskás (Hungary) – 84 goals
5. Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia) – 79 goals
CR7’s exploits in Sweden were certainly out of this world, with even legends like Pele applauding him.