Cristiano Ronaldo scores to create record in 3-1 win over Luxembourg; check out

Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-1 last night to get back to winning ways after a controversy filled draw against Serbia; with Ronaldo getting back to scoring as he got a goal in the win.
The goal was Cristiano Ronaldo’s first of the World Cup Qualification campaign and with that he has created a record.
Portugal come from behind to win 3-1 against Luxembourg as Ronaldo scores; rise to top of group standings
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored an international goal every year for 18 straight years for the Seleção since 2004.
ImageHe started off with 7 goals in 2004 followed by 2 in 2005.
2006 and 2007 was where he began to show more prominence as he hit the back of the net 6 and 5 times respectively .
He had 2 below par years where he got solitary goals each in 2008 and 2009.
It was in 2007 that he captained Portugal for the very first time and in 2008 was given the number 7 jersey.
2010, 2011, 2012 saw him get important goals in the qualification campaign and main World Cup tournament as he scored 3, 7 and 5 goals for Portugal in those years.
Image2013 is when he equaled Pauleta’s record of 47 goals for the country and had a brilliant year scoring 10 times in that year.
In 2014, he scored 5 times which included a goal against Cameroon to become Portugal’s top scorer surpassing Pauleta’s 47 goals.
Image2015 saw him score 3 times before he scored 13 times in 2016 which was one of the reasons why Portugal was crowned Euro Champions after beating France 1-0 in the finals.
Ronaldo was the joint second highest scorer in the tournament with 3 goals and equal number of assists as he captained Portugal to glory.
11 goals in 2017 followed by 6 in the following year and 14 in 2019; elevated him ever so closer to being the first to reach 100 goals for Portugal.
2020 marked the year where Ronaldo eventually became the first Portuguese player to reach 100 international goals when he scored a brace against Sweden in a UEFA Nations League match.
A bout of Covid-19 did not dampen his spirits in the year as he scored on domestic comeback against Spezia.
ImageHis strike against Luxembourg was his 103rd goal for the country getting him to within 6 goals of the record for most international goals by any player in history.
Ali Dael of Iran holds the record with 109 goals to his name.
Cristiano Ronaldo looks hungry for more as he returns back to the domestic set up for Juventus with the internationals not until the Euros in June, where Portugal defend the crown.


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