Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot form at the ongoing Euro 2020 continued on Wednesday night, as his two goals on the spot helped Portugal win a 2-2 draw against current world champions Portugal in the death group in Budapest. While the team finished third in the group behind France and Germany and ranked as one of the top four teams in third place, the Juventus strikers helped him achieve something important.
The bracket led Ronaldo’s goal to five in the tournament, but 109 for the national team; helping him catch up with the most international records of all time held by Iranian Ali Daei. The 36-year-old football veteran reached a milestone in 178 appearances for Selecao compared to Daei’s 149.
Ronaldo’s five goals in the group stages brought his total in the European Championship to 14 and are five more than the legend of France Michel Platini. This is Ronaldo’s fifth Eurocup with his first goal of the tournament, also his debut goal in international football, bringing a 2-1 loss to Greece in the opening match of Euro 2004 in Portugal, where the hosts later lost to Greece 1-0. at the end.