- Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Luxembourg on Sunday night, 26 March
- He scored twice against the European minnows in his 198th international game
- The football legend decided to combine two of his iconic celebrations
Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled a new goal celebration after finding the back of the net for Portugal against Luxembourg on Sunday night.
The 38-year-old was in a mood after opening the scoring nine minutes into the game for Robert Martinez's side.
Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva were also on the scoresheet to make it 3-0 for the 2016 European champions before Ronaldo notched his second and Portugal's fourth early in the second half.
It was the Al-Nassr superstar's first goal that caught the attention of viewers and fans watching at Stade de Luxembourg.
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The Real Madrid and Manchester United legend raced away towards the left corner as he often does before producing his trademark 'siuuu' celebration.
As the five-time Ballon d'Or winner landed from his spin, he mixed it up with his other celebration, crossing his hands across his chest, a slight variation on the interlocking fingers.
Martinez praises Ronaldo's commitment
A new era started in the Portuguese national team yesterday as new boss Roberto Martinez managed his first game, a 4-0 win over Lichtenstein inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's brace.
As Sports Brief reported, the former Wigan manager quickly spotted a standout attribute in Ronaldo and praised the 38-year-old's commitment which he said would be a vital experience for the team.
Winning Euro 2024 is the goal for Martinez, and he has made it clear to Ronaldo that he would demand a lot from him to win the tournament in Germany next year.
Ronaldo proud to set record
Cristiano Ronaldo is feeling the joy of playing football again after a turbulent 2022 in his professional and personal life, Sports Brief earlier reported.
The 38-year-old had a difficult time off the field, which was not well-acknowledged at Manchester United. This led him to doing an explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan and subsequently led to his contract termination.
Ronaldo's 197 international appearances and 120 international goals for his country are world records, according to Sportskeeda, and he could not have been prouder at holding both.
He took to his Instagram page, which is the most followed in the world and expressed his joy at attaining a new milestone on the international stage.