Euro 2020: Ronaldo scores 109th international goal, equals Ali Daei in world record: In the ongoing European Championship 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo hogged the limelight as the striker scored his 109th international goal during Portugal and France clash on Wednesday. Doing so, Ronaldo became the joint top international top scorer in the world, equaling former Iran striker Ali Daei.
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The Portuguese striker achieved this feat in his 178th international game during the penalty shoot against France in Budapest. The clash of the two Group F sides concluded in a 2-2 draw.
Euro 2020: Ali Daei congratulates Ronaldo on Instagram
Soon, after Ronaldo achieved the feat, former Iranian footballer Ali Daei extended congratulatory wishes to the Portuguese player via his Instagram account. The post explicitly mentioned that he is happy to have this record belong to ‘great champion of football,’ who still has football repertoire alive in him.
In his Instagram post, Ali wrote, “Congratulations to @cristiano who is now one goal away from breaking the men’s international goal scoring record. I am honoured that this remarkable achievement will belong to Ronaldo – great champion of football and caring humanist who inspires and impacts lives throughout the world.”
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Euro 2020: Daei had his football career spanning over 13 years when he featured for Iran between 1993 and 2006.
Portugal will next play its match on Monday when they will square off with the world’s number team Belgium in Seville in Euro 2020 round of 16 clash.