Cristiano Ronaldo needed two more goals before Luxembourg to reach 700 career goals. Five goal scorers have reached 700 career goals threshold. Cristiano Ronaldo had a motivation against Luxembourg but could score only one.
Cristiano Ronaldo with 698 goals
Five football players in the world have reached this crazy threshold. Muller, Pele, Puskas, Romario, and Bican – these are five players who have achieved 700 career goals. Another magnificent achievement was from Bican alone who has scored 805 goals in 530 matches. So, Ronaldo’s main target is indeed Bican’s record. Cristiano always wanted to be number one, and it’s not hidden from media. Don’t forget that Ronaldo’s main opponent, Lionel Messi, is very close to 700 goals also. Lionel has scored 672 goals till now, and Argentinian player can easily achieve the 700 goals threshold by the end of the season.
1st half of the match
Portugal’s coach, Santos, preferred to start the game with Ronaldo and Joao Felix in the attack. Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes were on wings, and their main target was to give assists/crosses to forwards. The first half was very easy for Portugal as Luxemburg could not even register a shot on target. At the same time, Portugal was able to score an early goal. Semedo dribbled through two defenders and crossed the ball. Pass from Semedo went to Bernardo Silva, and he quickly scored a goal. Portugal secured easy win in the first half.
2nd half of the match
From the start of the second half, Luxembourg players started playing sharply. In the first 15 minutes, Luxemburg had four goal attempts. Unfortunately, Luxemburg players could not score a goal.
At the same time, Luxemburg defender made a colossal mistake, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a very admirable goal. Ronaldo got the ball inside the box and quickly lifted the it over the Luxemburg’s goalkeeper. Anthony Moris could not do anything, and he just glimpsed on Cristiano’s shot.
On the 65th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo reached 699 career goals. Portugal forward got more motivation after goal and did everything to score his 700th in Lisbon. Fun fact is that Cristiano scored his first goal in Lisbon at the same stadium, and he had a chance to score 700th goal at the same stadium. Unfortunately, Ronaldo could not score more goals, and after the match, he was very disappointed. 3rd goal came on 2nd extra minute. Gonzalo Guedes scored a goal as he used the defenders’ mistake.