For the first time in history. Cristiano Ronaldo plays a phenomenal match and enters the Guinness Book of Records
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer in history to play 200 matches for the national team. The 38-year-old Al Nasr Arabian striker set this achievement, which was included in the Guinness Book of Records, in a Euro 2024 qualifying match against Iceland.
Ronaldo became the main hero of the match, scoring the winning goal. In the 89th minute, after a pass from Gonçalo Inácio, Cristiano pushed the ball into the net.
In total, Ronaldo has 123 goals, the most in the history of national teams. Lionel Messi of Argentina has 103 goals in 175 matches.
It is worth noting that in the 83rd minute, the star striker received a yellow card for simulation. Ronaldo noticed that midfielder Isak Johannesson was going for a tackle and fell to the pitch without contact with the opponent.
Portugal leads Group J with 12 points.
Iceland - Portugal 0: 1 (0:0, 0:1).
Goal: 0: 1 - 89 Ronaldo.
Iceland - Runarsson, Fridriksson (Sampsted, 79), Ingason, Paulsson, Magnusson, Willumsson, Gudmundsson, Traustason (Johannesson, 75), Gudmundsson, Finnbogasson (Magnusson, 75), Thorsteinnsson (Haraldsson, 79).
Portugal - Diogo Costa, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira (Otavio, 84), João Cancelo (Guerreiro, 67), Bruno Fernandes (Vitinha, 84), Bernardo Silva (Diogo Jota, 90), Ruben Neves (Inácio, 67), Rafael Leão, Ronaldo.
Cautions: Diogo Dalot (27), Gudmundsson (45), Finnbogason (45), Willumsson (70), Thorsteinnsson (74), Bernardo Silva (74), Ronaldo (83).
Dismissals: Willumsson (80).