Ronaldo scores hundredth internationl goal in Portugal's Nations League win over Sweden

Ronaldo scores hundredth internationl goal in Portugal's Nations League win over Sweden

He also became the second player with more than 100 worldwide goals, only behind former Iranian footballer Ali Daei, who has scored 109 goals.

Ronaldo has scored more goals as a 30+ year old than Sergio Aguero has in his whole worldwide career (41).

The goal against Sweden was his 10th direct free-kick for the Selecao.

The former Real Madrid forward had missed Portugal's opening Nations League encounter against Croatia and came out all guns blazing for their second group stage match.

But in a phase when many players begin to fade or slow down, Ronaldo has peaked and shown an incredible goals per game ratio.

After the match, the Portugal captain said: "I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now will go for the record".

The Juventus attacker scored 31 goals in Serie A last season and is now just eight strikes shy of matching the record for most worldwide goals.

"When they tell me I can reach 100, I say it's not enough.101 goals for Portugal".

After reaching the milestone, Ronaldo said he was now eyeing the all-time record.

In contrast, the Croatians suffered their second successive defeat after a 4-1 drubbing at European champions and Nations League holders Portugal.

"I changed seven players between the first and the second game. I am happy to play with these young players and I am enjoying a lot this moment both individually and collectively".

At the Stade de France, Eduardo Camavinga became France's youngest worldwide in 106 years as Les Bleus won a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final over Croatia 4-2.

30 of Ronaldo's 101 goals for Portugal have come in World Cup qualifiers (35 games).

The 2-0 victory ensured Portgual made it two wins from two to begin the defense of its Nations League title, won past year in the tournament's inaugural season.

Antoine Griezmann, Dayot Upamecano, Olivier Giroud as well as an own-goal from the visitors' goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic secured a repeat of the result when the sides met in Russian Federation two years ago.

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