Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in order to match the all-time record for international goalscoring as Portugal qualified for the 16th Euro 2020. This was a thrilling end to Group F.
Unnervingly precise, the Juventus forward scored two penalties to secure Portugal a draw in Budapest against France, reigning World Cup champions.
Ronaldo broke the Iranian record of Ali Daei’s 109 international goals. With at least one more game at Euro 2020, the 36-year-old could be a new milestone.
With five goals in just three games, he is also Euro 2020’s highest scorer.
Ronaldo now has 14 European championship goals. This is five more than Michel Platini, the French legend. Portugal’s forward scored his first goal in the opening match of the 2004 Euros against Greece, a 2-1 loss.
Daei, also known as the “Shariar”, (King in Persian), scored 109 goals in 149 appearances in Iran between 1993-2006.
The draw in Group F’s second game between Germany, Hungary, and Austria was also 2-2.