Friday, November 27, 2020
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Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on international goals record after becoming first European to score 100 times

 is the first European player to reach 100 international goals with a brace as  won 2-0 in , who finished with 10 men.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star scored twice to reach 101 international goals, becoming only the second player in history to reach a century of strikes on the world stage.

Veteran midfielder Gustav Svensson was sent off just before half-time for collecting a second yellow card.

From the resulting free-kick, Juventus star Ronaldo fired the ball into the top corner to bring up his landmark century.

After 72 minutes, Ronaldo curled in a second goal from the edge of the penalty area to leave him just eight goals behind Iran’s Ali Daei, who holds the record at 109 strikes.

have two wins from their opening Nations League fixtures and top the table ahead of France, who beat Croatia 4-2 in Saint-Denis.

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