After having lost the title to the Benfica player Gonçalo Ramos in the final phase of the 2022 World Cup, Ronaldo has now regained it with the arrival of the Spanish coach, who succeeded Fernando Santos.
The 38-year-old Portuguese footballer played his 197th game for the national team in Alvalade.
Ronaldo was already alone at the top of the list of scorers by selections, having now added two more, for a total of 120, already 10 more than the retired Iranian Ali Daei, the second on the list.
If he remains in Roberto Martínez's choices, Ronaldo could easily be on his way to becoming the first player to reach 200 games for a country.
Ronaldo made his debut for the Portuguese national team on August 20, 2003, in a friendly against Kazakhstan (1-0), in Chaves, under Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari, and reached 100 games on October 16, 2012, against Northern Ireland, in Porto, on the way to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Against Liechtenstein, Ronaldo started his 197th game for Portugal, being replaced in the 78th minute by Gonçalo Ramos, after scoring from the penalty spot, at the 51st, and a direct free-kick, at the 63rd, adding up to 120 goals.
With CR7 in the playing eleven, Senhor Roberto Martinez has a strong chance to lay his hands on silverware at the 2024 UEFA championship in Germany and at the FIFA World Cup 2026 festivities in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
By Dr.Cajetan Coelho from Other on 26 Mar 2023, 11:04
Why doesn't Ronaldo do what Messi did, Messi helped Argentina win the world cup, so why can't Ronaldo help Portugal win the world cup, or even the European cup. What's wrong with Ronaldo?
By Tony from Other on 26 Mar 2023, 17:27