Incredible Ronaldo! Hit an opponent and broke the world record
Cristiano Ronaldo did the show again. In the match of the 4th round of qualification for the 2022 World Cup, the Portuguese national team took on Ireland. An ordinary meeting turned into a theater for one actor. Ronaldo had one of the most amazing matches of his career and managed to do almost everything that is possible and impossible.
The amazing did not end there. Ronaldo at that moment was one step away from the world record. If Cristiano converted the penalty, he would have scored the 110th goal for the national team and beat the achievement of the Iranian Ali Daei . But the record had to be postponed because goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu , who plays for Portsmouth in England’s third-strongest division, read the book to Ronaldo and hit the ball into the right corner.
Before the whistle for the break, Ireland took the lead thanks to defender John Egan . In the second half, the Portuguese could not score in any way, but Ronaldo again appeared on the stage. We follow our hands. 89th minute. Midfielder Gonçalo Gedes serves from the right flank. Cristiano jumps out and heads the ball into the near corner. The record for goals for the national team has been broken, but there is no time for celebration, and Ronaldo rushes to the center of the field.
Seven minutes pass. The added time has already expired, the last attack of Portugal is clearly underway. Serve from the right again, this time from midfielder João Mario . Ronaldo jumps out from behind the unfortunate defender and hits without hindrance in the same corner as before. Here you can already celebrate – Cristiano rips off his T-shirt and rushes to the stands. Ecstasy!
Ronaldo gave a super performance out of context, but it should be noted how important these goals were for the Portuguese national team. Fernando Santos’ team scored 10 points and is currently in the lead in Group A. Below are Serbia (7) and Luxembourg (6), having played one less match. The second place allows you to play only in the butt-off meetings, so it is important for the Portuguese to finish first. There are still four matches ahead, and a game like Ireland could be something of an adrenaline rush. The World Cup needs such an incredible Ronaldo.