It's two wins in two for the UEFA Nations League holders Portugal after Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace to help them beat Sweden 2-0 away, in League A, Group 3 of the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday. But it was actually 101! When they tell me I can reach 100, I say it's not enough.
Ronaldo, 35, is looking to become the second player in history to break the century barrier on the global stage but remains on 99 goals. Firstly, because the team won, which was the goal we had.
The goals marked his seventh in seven matches all-time against Sweden, his most-punished opponent along with Lithuania, against which he has scored seven in just three matches.
Going into Tuesday's clash, Sweden were among 41 countries Ronaldo had scored against.
Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of reaching an incredible landmark.
Brazilian all-time great Pele has congratulated Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after the latter scored his 100th worldwide goal on Tuesday (September 8, 2020).
"I saw him at the start of his career and you could never foresee him going on to score this amount of goals".
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Elsewhere, in England's group, Iceland took a shock lead in Belgium but two goals for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi - linked with a return to Crystal Palace on loan - helped Roberto Martinez's side to a comfortable 5-1 win.
"I am very doubtful that he will be 100 per cent OK", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos in his press conference. "I am happy to play with these young players and I am enjoying a lot this moment both individually and collectively".
"The future, only God knows". That's why he scores so many goals'.
Against which sides has Cristiano Ronaldo scored global goals?
Having sat out of the Croatia game, meaning his tally of 99 goals had not improved since November 2019, Ronaldo was evidently determined to get on the scoresheet.
How has Ronaldo scored his goals? .