Ronaldo sets new international goal record

Ronaldo ecstatic after surpassing Iranian Ali Daei’s goal record

Ronaldo ecstatic after surpassing Iranian Ali Daei's goal record

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time international scorer in men’s football with 111 goals, with a brace scored against Ireland, after missing a penalty.

The Manchester United old boy scored the late brace to break the international goalscoring record.

He also delivered a stunning comeback for Portugal in Group A of World Cup Qualifying on Wednesday.

The Manchester United forward saw Gavin Bazunu, a Manchester City loanee, save a first-half penalty following a Jeff Hendrick foul on Bruno Fernandes.

John Egan headed Ireland into a shock lead from a corner on the stroke of half-time after Diogo Jota had hit the post for the hosts.

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It looked as if it was going to be a frustrating night for Ronaldo and his side before the 36-year-old levelled the scores in the 89th minute to surpass Iranian Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals with a towering header.

He then produced a carbon copy in the sixth minute of stoppage time to score goal number 111 and secure all three points for the hosts.

The result means manager Stephen Kenny remains without a competitive win with Ireland, who sit joint bottom of Group A with no points from three games.

Portugal are top on 10 points after four games, three ahead of Serbia, who have played a game fewer.

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