Faro – Cristiano Ronaldo was the main architect of the Portuguese national football team’s sovereign victory over Luxembourg on Tuesday (5:0). In the home duo of Group A qualifiers MS 2022, his team started by winning trebles and promised after the match that he would continue to score goals and victories, because he “has them in his DNA”.
The Manchester United striker converted two goals to 11 at the start of the match and expanded his record collection in the national team shirt to 115, when he completed the cap at the end of normal playing time with a header. That was his 58th career with the Tatrisi player and his 10th jubilee in the national team. He announced after the meeting that he would not be satisfied with this balance. Another victory, another step towards our goal, another historic night in defense of our national colours. wrote on Instagram.
“Everything becomes easier when we play at home, in front of our fans, who encourage us from the first moment to the last. I promised that I would strive for more and more successes. It is in our DNA, in our DNA, we will never be satisfied, we will never fold our arms, And we’ll always go forward,” Added the 36-year-old Ronaldo, who has scored a total of nine goals with Luxembourg during his career. He has not scored more goals for any other national team. He scored seven times against Sweden and Lithuania. According to ESPN, he became the first player in history to score ten haters in a national jersey.
The Portuguese footballer set another record after breaking the national team in October, only this time in Europe. With 182 appearances, the attacking star split at the top of the ranking of players with the most starts for the national team from his former Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos. The 36-year-old Portuguese is still a long way from making it to the world.
Recently, FIFA honored the performance of Suh Chin Anna of Malaysia, who collected 195 official matches between 1969 and 1984. Besides matches against Olympic selections not recognized by FIFA, Suh Chin An has 219 appearances. The FAM even counts them against 252.
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The Egyptian Ahmed Hassan has long been considered a world record player, having played 184 matches between 1995 and 2012. In June, he was overtaken by Kuwaiti Bedir Motava, who currently has more duels than Hassan. Ronaldo shares fourth place with Ahmed Mubarak of Oman.
In addition to Ronald, Bruno Fernandez and Joao Balenha also scored at Faro Stadium. “We achieved our first goal, which is to win this match. Now we have two more games. We were able to defeat our opponent quickly and take every goal opportunity at the start”, Celica coach Fernando Santos was satisfied.
Ronald’s teammate, Bruno Fernandez, Portugal’s third goal scorer, also praised the team’s performance: “Goals will always help the team, whether you score them at the start or later in the game. We knew Luxembourg would close more to their 16 team over time, so the lead would be very important. I think it was a complicated performance on our part. But the most important thing is the end result. “.
The Portuguese could no longer end up in the group worse than he did in second place. They will compete for first place and direct promotion to the World Cup with the leader of Serbia, who defeated Azerbaijan at home 3:1 and top the table by a point. The Serbs are sure of the minimum barracks. The two best Class A teams will face each other at the end of the group fights in November. However, Portugal has a good match in Ireland, which will take place three days before the “final” qualifiers in Lisbon.
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