That often does not happen to a superstar: Cristiano Ronaldo attacks himself before a penalty for the Portuguese national team in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland. Dara Ozia’s provocation still had bad consequences for CR7 – and then ended in a crazy happy ending.
The Portuguese were awarded a penalty for fouling Bruno Fernandes in the 13th minute. Ronaldo, who takes Selecao’s regular penalty, has the perfect opportunity not only to bring his team to the lead, but also to set a new world record.
CR7 scored 109 goals for the national team, along with former Bayern striker Ali Dai, who also scored 109 times for Iran. Another goal on the Portuguese national team’s jersey would have set Ronaldo on a single record.
Ireland defender Dara Oshea, 36, did not want to make it easy: when Ronaldo got the ball in the immediate area of the penalty spot, the 22-year-old hit the ball again. . Ronaldo reacted angrily and insulted the Irishman, but only slightly paralyzed him..
Oshaya grabbed his face and went down dramatically to get the red card for the superstar again. It did not exist after the VAR test, but the Irishman’s provocation and distraction adversely affected Ronaldo. He failed 19-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Basunu from Portsmouth FC in a tough and beautifully placed shot into the left corner.
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks world record
O’Shea later experienced a negative turn in the game: West Bromwich Central defender had to be replaced in the 33rd minute due to injury.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, had a completely crazy happy ending just before the end: the superstar, who had recently returned to Manchester United 12 years later, scored the equalizer for Portugal in the 90th minute. Ireland took the lead on Ronaldo’s miss shot just before the break.
In the end, Ronaldo set a world record – the best he had ever scored: in the 96th minute, he scored the winning goal. The 36-year-old will continue to be a phenomenon to this day.
“I’m very happy. We believed in ourselves to the end,” CR7 said: “I dedicate these goals to all the Portuguese and to the entire team. I am happy not only with the record, but also with our special moment.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino also soon paid tribute to Ronaldo. “You are not only a national hero, you are an international icon and role model for players around the world,” Swiss said in a statement to the World Football Association: “Your continued efforts to improve your skills deserve recognition around the world.”
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