Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to prove to the world that he is unstoppable in terms of scoring goals as he extended his goalscoring record in international football from 111 to 112 goals on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
During the friendly game, Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead in the 37th minute of the first half and that was the only goal the team scored in the first 45 minutes.
One minute after the kick-off of the first half, coach Santos decided to substitute the 36-year-old striker for Rafael Leao. In his absence, Portugal scored two extra goals to end the friendly game 3-0.
So far in his football career, Cristiano Ronaldo has made 181 appearances in which he has scored 112 goals. His goals have helped Portugal to win the 2016 European Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League.
He is expected to play a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Luxembourg on Tuesday, October 12 which would extend his international appearances to 182 games.
Before Portugal played against Qatar on Saturday, the head coach of Portugal, Santos acknowledged that Cristiano Ronaldo needs more competitive games to maintain his fitness.
While acknowledging that the last time the Manchester United star played a full game was on September 29 against Villarreal in the Champions League, the coach said the game against Qatar would help to keep Ronaldo in shape for the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
On his part, Cristiano Ronaldo took to his Instagram page after the 3-0 win over Qatar to write: “The same pride as always when representing my country and branding with our colors. One more test, one more test, we follow together in the ambition, in the dream, and in the immovable path that we have set: to be present in the historic World Cup in Qatar in 2022!”
Portugal are currently sitting on the second spot in World Cup qualifiers Group A, a point behind first-placed Serbia. Once Portugal defeats Luxembourg on Tuesday, Portugal would go top of the group.
The cryotherapy ice chamber of Cristino Ronaldo has arrived
Cristiano Ronaldo has brought his £50,000 cryotherapy ice chamber to England. The 36-year-old Portuguese football icon imported the equipment from Turin, Italy to his rented apartment in Manchester.
Ronaldo uses the equipment to keep fit. Reports claimed that the football star has been using the equipment since 2013 when he was still playing for Real Madrid.
In his three years stay at Juventus, the Portugal international often used the cryotherapy ice chamber to recuperate after games or rigorous training.
So far this season, Ronaldo has scored 5 club goals in 7 games in all competitions. His contract with Manchester United will expire on June 30, 2023.