Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in Portugal’s victory (3-0) against Hungary in the qualifying game for the 2018 Russia World Cup. Real Madrid’s star achieved the record of being currently the active player with more goals in a national team. Pepe also played the full 90 minutes in the full back.
Cristiano scored the second and third goal of the game with two brilliant long shots, one with his left foot and the other one with his right foot, both unstoppable for the Hungarian goalkeeper. Real Madrid striker scored the second goal for Portugal in the first half from a lovely left footed shot after a great assist of André Silva. And in the 65th minute he scored the third one from a brilliant long free kick.
With these two goals, Cristiano adds 70 goals in 136 games with Portugal’s shirt and he becomes in the fourth European player to score more goal with a national team, after beating the Irish player Robbie Keane, on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo has just ahead Puskas, who scored 84 goals with Hungary, his compatriot Kocsis, who scored 75 goals with Portugal and the German striker Miroslav Klose who scored 71 with his national team.
In addition, he is the top scorer of the current qualifying round for the 2018 Russia World Cup with nine goals, being the reference in Portugal’s attack. We must add that Cristiano Ronaldo is the active footballer with more goals with a national team.
After achieving the last Euro played at France, Cristiano is having very good performances with his national team. Nowadays Portugal is a very tough side, and if Real Madrid striker is fit and with confidence, they are one of the best national teams in the world.
Portugal will play again on Tuesday a friendly match against Sweden. It looks like Cristiano Ronaldo will not play this match because it’s not oficial, so Fernando Santos will introduce the rest of the players who didn’t have minutes in the official game against Hungary.