Tue. May 17th, 2022

Sky Sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores record 112th international goal as Portugal beat Qatar 3-0 in friendly; Ukraine win 2-1 in Finland to move second in World Cup qualifying Group D; Sweden thrash Kosovo 3-0, move point off Spain in Group B; Denmark remain perfect in Group F with 4-0 Moldova win.

Cristiano Ronaldo added to his international goal-scoring record as Portugal brushed off Qatar 3-0, while Sweden, Ukraine, Switzerland and others earned important wins in the race for World Cup qualifying.

Ronaldo surpassed the milestone of 109 goals held by Iran’s Ali Daei last month when he scored twice against Ireland to move him onto 111.

He added a 112th at the Algarve Stadium against next year’s World Cup hosts, scoring a close-range left-footed effort from a pass from Manchester United team-mate Diogo Dalot.

Fernando Santos took Ronaldo off at half-time, just before ex-Southampton defender Jose Fonte doubled their advantage. Rafael Leao, Ronaldo’s replacement, hit the woodwork before Andre Silva completed the scoring in stoppage time.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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