- Cristiano Ronaldo is now the top international goalscorer ever after scoring his 110th and 111th goals in Portugal's 2-1 against Ireland
- Ronaldo's goal number 110 broke Ali Daei's 109 goal record in the 89th-minute and then goal number 111 in the 96th minute won the game for Portugal
- Ireland's John Egan's first-half strike turned out to be a mere consolation after Ronaldo's late goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time men's international top scorer after netting a brace in Portugal's 2-1 win against Ireland on Wednesday, September 1.
Ronaldo's record-breaking moment came in the 89th minute as he scored Portugal's equalizer before going ahead to grab the winner in the 96th minute of the tie.
The 36-year-old had a chance to seal the record from the spot in the first half but was denied by 19-year-old Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.
However, his big moment couldn't be delayed for long as Ronaldo latched on to a Goncalo Guedes cross in the 89th minute to nod home the equalizer and cancel out John Egan's first-half strike.
And then, in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Ronaldo added a winner, sealing a 2-1 win for Portugal in the process.
Both goals see Ronaldo take his tally to 111 international goals, two goals more than Iranian legend Ali Daei.
Recall that the Portugal captain equalled Ali Daei's record of 109 international goals after scoring twice in Portugal's 2-2 draw against France in the Euro 2020 group stages earlier this summer, but has now surpassed the Iran legend.
Ronaldo speaks after returning to Man United
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo says he is 'happy to be back home' after returning to Manchester United for the first time in 12 years.
The 36-year-old sealed a two-year move back to Old Trafford this summer following his departure from Juventus.
Ronaldo was initially touted to join rivals Manchester City last weekend but a few calls from the Red Devils legends changed his mind.
He is however expected to make his debut when United host Newcastle in front of their home fans on September 11 having signed the dotted lines on the transfer deadline day.
Source: Sports Brief News