Cristiano Ronaldo is now the best worldwide goalscorer in historical past.
And he did it in sometimes sensational trend with two late targets in a dramatic World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Eire, taking him to 111 targets for his nation.
Ronaldo went into the match degree with Ali Daei, who scored 109 targets in 149 appearances for Iran, however fluffed his strains early on.
Portugal have been awarded a penalty within the tenth minute of the match however Ronaldo’s ensuing spot-kick was saved by Gavin Bazunu.
The Irish took the lead simply earlier than half time and have been set for a shock win till Ronaldo nodded house within the 89th minute with a wise header.
That noticed him break Daei’s report however hell-bent on getting his nation the three factors, Ronaldo saved going and acquired his second and 111th strike total with one other good header within the sixth minute of stoppage-time.
Prime all-time worldwide aim scorers
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal: 111 targets in 180 caps
Ali Daei, Iran: 109 targets in 149 caps
Ferenc Puskas, Hungary: 84 targets in 85 caps
Kunishige Kamamoto, Japan: 80 targets in 84 caps
Godfrey Chitalu, Zambia: 79 targets in 111 caps
Hussein Saeed, Iraq: 78 targets in 137 caps
Pele, Brazil: 77 targets in 92 caps
The end result places Portugal prime of their World Cup qualifying group, whereas Eire nonetheless seek for their first factors of the marketing campaign after three matches performed.
Ronaldo can be near turning 38 by the point Qatar 2022 rolls round. However you wouldn’t put it previous him to be one of many match’s prime gamers anyway.
What a participant.