El Bicho scored twice for the Portuguese team to win 2-1 over Ireland. In addition, he became the top scorer for teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo, new Manchester United reinforcement, was looking for a new absolute record: to become the top scorer in the history of all the selected teams, and he succeeded. Portugal beat Ireland 2-1 , for the fourth date of the UEFA Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022 and the Bug reached 111 goals, beating Iranian striker Ali Daei with 109. Victory in agony in the last minute.
Cristiano’s night did not start well at all: the referee charged them a penalty after an unusual departure from Ireland and the subsequent intervention of the VAR; it was all on a platter to reach the record. However, the goalkeeper Bazunu flew to the right and blocked the hard shot from the twelve steps. Added to that was Ireland’s goal at 45 ‘, minutes before the referee ended the first half.
In the second half, Portugal sought, but Ireland held on. At least until 89 ‘when Ronaldo was unmarked in the area and sent her to save her head to make it 1-1. The man was already a record: he had reached 110 goals and surpassed Ali Daei. But he was not satisfied and at 95 ‘he scored again with a header to put the final 2-1 and, with 111 goals, become the top scorer in the history of the teams, now surpassing his own record.
With this result, Portugal was the leader with 10 units, while Ireland has three consecutive games without being able to add and, consequently, has 0 points.