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Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo equals all-time international goals record

The Portuguese superstar's two goals against France on Wednesday night took his international goal tally to 109 goals; equalling all-time record of Iran's Ali Daei.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 24, 2021 9:27 IST
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Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal against France in group F of Euro 2020 in Budapest on Wednesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hot form at the ongoing Euro 2020 continued on Wednesday night as his two goals from the spot helped Portugal clinch a tournament-saving 2-2 draw against current world champions Portugal in the group of death in Budapest. While the team finished third in the group behind France and Germany and qualified as one of the four best third-place team, the Juventus forward goal-scoring spree helped him achieve something major.

The brace took Ronaldo's goal tally to five in the tournament but 109 for the national team; helping him equal the all-time most international goal record held by Iran's Ali Daei. The 36-year-old veteran football reached the milestone in 178 appearances for the Selecao in comparison to Daei's 149.

Ronaldo's five goals in the group stages took his overall tally in the European Championship to 14 and is five more than France legend Michel Platini. This is also Ronaldo's fifth Euro Cup with his first goal in the tournament, also his debut goal in international football, came in 2-1 loss to Greece in the opening game of Euro 2004 in Portugal, where the hosts later lost to Greece 1-0 in the final.

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