Ronaldo breaks men's scoring record with 2 goals to hit 111
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but still broke the mens international scoring record before adding a second goal as Portugal beat visiting Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying. We believed until the end. But Ronaldo, who has returned to join Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the games most prolific international scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but still broke the men's international scoring record before adding a second goal as Portugal beat visiting Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying. Ronaldo grabbed his 110th goal in the 89th minute on Wednesday to move ahead of former Iran striker Ali Daei.
''I'm very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had,'' Ronaldo said. ''Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end.'' But Ronaldo, who has returned to join Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the game's most prolific international scorer. Christine Sinclair, who is 38 years old, scored her 187th goal for Canada last month at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ronaldo's night had been frustrating up until the late heroics.
Ronaldo's only title with Portugal came at Euro 2016.
Although he was the top scorer at this year's European Championship with five goals in four games, his team's title defense ended in the round of 16.
So did France's bid.
Coach Didier Deschamps vowed his side would hit back strongly.
France had defender Jules Kounde sent off in the 50th for protesting to the referee after he was cautioned for fouling Sead Kolasinac.
Here's a look at the action in each group.
Luxembourg is one point behind Serbia in third after winning 2-1 against visiting Azerbaijan.
Griezmann equalized three minutes later following a scramble after Kylian Mbappe's corner.
Forward Danylo Sikan came off the bench to score in the third minute of injury time, yet it was not enough for victory.
Ukraine had a strong start as Roman Yaremchuk netted after two minutes with a great strike from outside the penalty area, but Valiullin equalized in the 74th and then did so again in the last seconds.
GROUP F: European Championship semifinalist Denmark sits proudly on top with four straight wins after beating Scotland 2-0, thanks to goals from veteran midfielder Daniel Wass and defender Joakim Maehle.
Marko Arnautovic scored in Austria's 2-0 win away to Moldova.
Latvia beat last-place Gibraltar 3-1 in the other game.
GROUP H: Croatia kept first place on goal difference with seven points after drawing 0-0 away to second-place Russia in Moscow.
Slovakia is one point behind in third following a 1-1 draw at Slovenia. Malta beat last-place Cyprus 3-0. AP SSC SSC
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