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The record of Ronaldo and Griezmann embarrassment. What is most memorable matches of the teams

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The leader of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo continues to move to the title of best scorer of the national teams. On Tuesday in Vilnius, he joined the Treasury four goals.

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The match against Lithuania (5:1) was for Cristiano 160th in the national team of Portugal. Ranking it fifth in Europe after the Spaniards Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas, Latvian Vitaly Astafev (these three – in 167 games) and Italian Gianluigi Buffon (176). Well, the number of goals for the national team (93) Ronaldo has long ranked second and confidently approaching the top.

The record still belongs to the Iranian striker Ali daei, who netted 109 goals. But the current pace of Cristiano will surely surpass this milestone. On the Portuguese genius has no power. In any case, 2019 may well be the most productive national team. In the League of Nations and UEFA Euro he has already scored 9 goals. This is four less than the record in 2016 And ahead of Portugal’s four matches against Ukraine, Lithuania and Luxembourg (two). So consider.

By the way, Lithuanians became the 40th team, miss from Ronaldo in tournaments FIFA and UEFA. For comparison, the eternal rival of the Portuguese Lionel Messi in the shirt of national team scored only 29 national teams. And heads the Argentine at this level, much less 68. That’s why Messi plays Cristiano career scoring standings: 671 goal against 695.

Yeah, Leo for almost three years younger and has a theoretical time stock. But it is obvious that 700th career goal earlier celebrate Ronaldo. To superjubile hand. The only question is which team will be scored this goal for Juventus or the national team of Portugal, which, by the way, has not yet booked a place at Euro 2020.

This after match in Vilnius rests the head coach of operating Champions of Europe Fernando Santos. “All were once again convinced that Ronaldo is the best in the world – said the experienced specialist. – But for us nothing is decided yet. There are four games, each of which is like a small final. We need to win everywhere because we want to win the group first place”.

Here at the British selection for the Euro 2020 all much clearer. The team of Gareth Southgate had already won four victories out of four with a total score of 19:4. This time in Southampton was defeated Kosovars approached the match with a series of 15 meetings without a defeat. Moreover, already in the first minute, the visitors scored… But would be better if they didn’t. England before the break, responded with five goals and eventually won with hockey score – 5:3.

Harry Kane and Raheem sterling (6 goals) ahead of Ronaldo (5), caught up with Artem Dzyuba in the list of the best snipers in training. Ahead still the Israel striker Eran Zahavi (9). But the French are the leaders in performance you will not find. While the attack of the world Champions too wasteful of chances. The same Antoine Griezmann has managed in the second match in a row at the “Saint Denis” not to score from the penalty spot.

First, the star of “Barcelona” was embarrassing in town, now with Andorra. In the first case, Griezmann blamed his miss wife, who did not watch the stream. But on Tuesday, he was nothing to justify. It remained only to smile apologetically. Another thing is that the French still confidently won – 3:0. And thanks to the failure of Iceland in Tirana (2:4) strengthened their positions in the fight for one of two vouchers for Euro from group H.

source: “Soviet sport”

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