CR7 has broken the men’s all-time international scoring record as his late goals secured a dramatic 2-1 win for Portugal in their World Cup Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on the 1st of September 2021.
Heading into the 89th minute, Ireland were on the cusp of a famous victory at the Estadio Algarve and their first points of the campaign.
However Ronaldo’s wo late goals prevented the Irish from returning home with all points.
They were two almost identical goals too, with Goncalo Guedes firing in the first cross which was nodded home by the Portugal captain in the 89th minute to break Iranian legend Ali Daei’s record. Then, with the last kick of the game, six minutes into added time, Joao Mario sent in a similar ball, which Ronaldo again headed past Gavin Bazunu to take his tally to 111 international goals.
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See the stats below on how the goals came:
87 Open Play Goals
10 Free kicks