Cristiano Ronaldo Is Six Goals Short of Completing International Century and Fans Can’t Stop Talking about It
Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Cristiano Ronaldo closed in towards an international century of goals with a second-half strike in Portugal’s 3-0 drubbing of Luxembourg at the Euro 2020 Qualifiers on October 11, 2019 (Friday). The Portuguese talisman, who is already Europe’s highest international goal-scorer, needs six more to also become the continent’s first footballer to hit 100 or more international goals. Ronaldo needs six goals more to reach the century mark, while one more could take his overall tally to 700 goals. The 34-year-old could also become only the second international footballer after Iran’s Ali Daei to notch up a century on international goals.

Ronaldo took his overall goal tally to 699 when he lobbed the ball over Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris to make it 2-0 to Portugal in the Group B encounter. Bernado Silva had opened the scoring for the hosts as early as the 16th minute when Moris parried Nelson Semedo’s strike right into the Manchester City players’ path. Ronaldo could have had his moment inside the opening five minutes of the second half but his audacious overhead strike was easily dealt with by the Luxembourg goalie. He has 94 international goals from 161 appearances and with a new century approaching Twitter couldn’t stop themselves from talking about it. Portugal Crush Luxembourg in Euro 2020 Qualifiers.

Cristiano Ronaldo is Six Goals Away From Rewriting History Again

The Moment Ronaldo Took Another Step Closer to History

God Will Be Proud

Insane Numbers

The Halo Hand

The Greatest!!

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Living Goat

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Just Matter of When

But the Portuguese forward’s moment finally arrived in the 65th minute after he stole the ball off Maxime Chanot before lobbing it over Moris. The goal took his international tally to 94 – just six shy of a century – and overall goals record to 699. Ronaldo is also just 15 goals short from equalling Daei’s record of 109 international goals. He could as well complete his century against Ukraine on Tuesday. Ukraine lead Group B having won five of the six games they have played in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Portugal are five points behind but have a game in hand.