Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new world record after scoring a brace in Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland.
Ronaldo broke the world record for the most goals scored in international football after scoring his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal.
Ronaldo scored two late headers – to break and extend the record – after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu.
Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equalled with a double against France at Euro 2020.
While celebrating his late goal, Ronaldo took off his shirt and he received a booking in injury-time for his celebrations.
Ronaldo’s yellow card earned him a suspension and he will now miss Portugal’s trip to Azerbajian for their second World Cup qualifier next week, which was due to take place on Tuesday.
This is indeed good news for Manchester United as the summer signing can return to Manchester United as the club plans to take on Newcastle next weekend. It will be a second debut for the Portuguese star, and the Old Trafford faithful can’t wait to see their prized asset feature for the club yet again.