Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his overjoyed happiness with his country’s difficult victory over its Irish guest (2-1) on Wednesday evening, in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the two goals for his country in the deadly time, the first in the last minute of the original time of the meeting, and the second in the sixth minute, calculated instead of lost, compensating for the penalty kick he missed in the 15th minute of the first half of the match that took place at the “Algarve” stadium in Medina. Portuguese Faro.
Ronaldo, 36, made history by reaching 111 goals in 180 matches for the Portugal national team, becoming the best scorer in the world at the level of teams throughout the ages, breaking the record of retired Iranian striker Ali Daei (109 goals).
“I am very happy, not only for breaking the record, but for the special moment we had,” Ronaldo said in comments after the match, reported by the BBC. “I have to appreciate what the team has done, we believed in ourselves until the last minute, and I am very happy.” .
The Portuguese star also commented on the penalty he missed in the 15th minute, saying: “This is part of football and my job, sometimes you score, and other times you make a mistake.”
Portugal retained the top spot in Group A in the European qualifiers for the World Cup “Qatar 2022”, with 10 points, 3 points ahead of its Serbian counterpart, who will face Luxembourg next Saturday.
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