UEFA Nations League: Ronaldo reaches 100 in Sweden

UEFA Nations League: Ronaldo reaches 100 in Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo became just the second-ever player in history to score 100 internationals goals after a superb performance against Sweden in the Nations League.

Ronaldo put in a man of match display as he scored a brilliant brace to lead Portugal to a comfortable 0-2 win over their host Sweden on Tuesday night.

The 35-year-old Juventus star scored in either half with the historic first half goal a stunning free kick from just outside the box which sailed into the top left corner to put Portugal 0-1 up.

That goal saw him become the first-ever European and second player in history to score 100 international goals.

He wasn’t done though as he added another special goal, his second of the evening from just outside the box to seal the win for Portugal and take his overall tally to 101 goals in what was his 165th appearance.

He is now just eight goals behind Iran’s Ali Dael whose 109 goals makes him the top international scorer.

Coming in third place is Ferenc Pukas, who had an incredible 84 goals in 89 matches for Hungary and Spain.

Meanwhile, for Sweden, the goals in Solna mean they become Ronaldo’s joint-favourite international opponents alongside Lithuania, with having conceded seven goals each.

For Portugal, the win makes it two in two matches as they go top of their Nations League group.

Elsewhere;

It was an unforgettable night for two youngsters,  defensive midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga and Jérémy Doku.

In what was a repeat of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, goals from Antoine Greizmann, a Dominik Livakovic own goal, Olivier Giroud and Dayot Upamecano handed World Champions, France a come from behind 4-2 win over Croatia.

But the night belongs to the 17-year-old Camavinga who became the youngest debutant for France since 1945 when he came on as a replacement for N’Golo Kante just after the hour mark.

In Brussels, it was a dream night for 18-year-old Doku who scored his first-ever international goal for the Red Devils of Belgium.

A clinical performance from Roberto Martinez’ men ensured the Red Devils were just too hot for Iceland in a six-goal thriller.

Alex Witsel, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi, who scored a brace, were the other scorers on the a night that saw a playmaking masterclass from Manchester City star, Kelvin De Bruyne as Belgium ran out 5-1 winners.

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