The historic Cristiano.. a deadly remontada for Portugal


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Wednesday 1 September 2021

11:04 PM


The Portuguese international star Cristiano Ronaldo was on a date with history, when he led his country to overturn its 0-1 deficit against its guest, Ireland, to a fatal victory 1-2 today, Wednesday, in the fourth round of the first group of European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, which also saw Luxembourg win On its guest, Azerbaijan, with the same result.

Portugal led the group with 10 points from four matches, three points ahead of its closest rivals, Serbia, who played only 3 matches, while Luxembourg ranked third with six points, and the Faroe Islands and Azerbaijan remained without points.

Ronaldo missed a penalty kick for Portugal in the 15th minute, and the punishment came from the Irish team, after he opened the scoring through John Egan in the 45th minute.

While everyone prepared for the end of the match with Ireland’s victory, Ronaldo surprised everyone, by scoring two goals for Portugal in the 89th minutes, and the sixth of the second half.

With these two goals, Ronaldo raised his score with Portugal to 111 goals, to be unique in the list of historical scorers at the international level, two goals ahead of his closest pursuers, the retired Iranian star Ali Daei.

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