Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first European player to score 100 international goals after scoring twice in 10 games in Portugal’s 2-0 win over Sweden.
Swedish midfielder Gustav Svensson was sent off just before the break for picking up a second yellow card. After the free kick, Ronaldo fired into the top corner to add to his incredible tally.
After 72 minutes, the Juventus striker, who was absent from Portugal’s Nations League side against Croatia with a finger injury on Saturday, shrank to the second goal on the edge of the box.
Ronaldo turned his attention to Ali Dayi’s Iranian record as an international with 109 goals.
Ronaldo said: “I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now (I’ll go ) for the next record. Its step-by-step. I’m not obsessed because I believe the records come in a natural way.”
When asked about his future in the game Reuters quoted Ronaldo’s statement as saying, “The future, only God knows. I’m happy to play with these young players and I am enjoying a lot this moment, both individually and collectively.”
Ronaldo now has 101 international career goals with a after converting that pass from Jao Felix.
Portugal have two wins from their first Nations League matches and lead the standings above France, who beat Croatia 4-2 in Paris