‘Records are made for Ronaldo to break them’ – Fans react to Ronaldo’s record-breaking goals against Ireland

‘Records are made for Ronaldo to break them’ – Fans react to Ronaldo’s record-breaking goals against Ireland

Christiano Ronaldo takes centre stage with every action of his whether off-field on on-field and that was not absent on Wednesday night when Portugal faced off against minnows Ireland in a World Cup qualifier. He trended on Twitter for the bad reason in the first half, thanks to the heroics of Portsmouth’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Bazunu who starred between the sticks for Ireland.

Ronaldo was just a goal away from surpassing Ali Daei as the man with most international goals having equalled the Iranian legend record 109 goals whiles leading his country at Euro 2020. His country’s early exit from the tournament meant he had no chance to surpass the tally.

However, the new Manchester United signing was presented with a golden opportunity to make history for himself when Bruno Fernandes won a penalty for the Portuguese, a quarter of an hour into the match and Ronaldo. Ronaldo however had his penalty saved by the 19-year-old to deny Ronaldo the claim to the record. Portugal’s woes were compounded when John Eghan scored for Ireland on the stroke of half-time leaving Ronaldo at the mercy of Twitter users to mock.

That first-half failure seemed destined to turn into that full-time failure until Ronaldo decided to save the day for his team. He connected beautifully to smash home a header from a Gonรงalo Guedes’ cross in the 89th minute. By doing so, he did not just give Portugal a chance to win the match but also became the all-time top scorer in men’s international football with 110 goals, one more than Ali Daei’s goal-haul.

One soon turned two and Portugal raced from a losing position to a drawing position to win the match in seven minutes with Ronaldo extending his record to 111 international goals.

With his two goals for Portugal today, Ronaldo will sit in the exclusive class alone for a very long time with the nearest to his record who is still playing active football being Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Ali Mabkhout of the United Arab Emirates who are both on 76 goals each.

Fans took to Twitter to acknowledge the Portuguese heroics and below are a few of those tweets.

https://twitter.com/DoctorT_RM/status/1433172630429908997

By: Clifford Adumbire | myactiveonline.com

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