Ronaldo equals record number of international goals at Euro 2020
Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the record for the number of international goals scored by former Iranian international Ali Daei, by scoring a double against France in the match currently being held in Budapest, in the third and final round of Group F of the European Cup in football. Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead (30 from a penalty kick), and his former Real Madrid colleague in Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, responded with a double (45 + 2 from a penalty kick and 47), before the Don scored a tie (60 from a penalty kick), raising his score to 109 international goals. . Ronaldo, 36, scored his 109 goals in 178 matches, while Daei scored them in 149 matches he played for Iran between 1993 and 2006. Ronaldo raised his yield of goals in the current edition of the Continental Cup to five goals, so he was at the top of the scorers list, two goals ahead of his former partners, Polish Robert Lewandowski, Dutch Georginio Wijnaldum, Swede Emil Forsberg, Belgian Romelu Lukaku and Czech Patrick Schick. Ronaldo became the historical top scorer in the continental championship with 14 goals, and the first European player in the history of the World Cup and European Cup to score 21 goals in the two competitions, two goals ahead of Germans Miroslav Klose and defender Gerd Muller, and the first player to score more than four goals in the group stage of the competition since the Spaniard David Villa in 2008, knowing that French Michel Platini holds the record with seven goals.