Ronaldo Scores 100th International Goal in Portugal Win

Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

It was a magical night for Cristiano Ronaldo in Stockholm, Sweden last night, as the Portuguese striker scored two magnificent goals to push his career tally over the 100 mark for his country.

In Portugal’s 0-2 Nations League win over Sweden, Ronaldo starred as he tends to do for his native country. His first goal came just before halftime after he scored a free-kick goal from 28 meters out to give his team a 0-1 advantage.

This goal was the one hundredth of Ronaldo’s senior career with Portugal, who extended his career scoring mark over Pauleta’s 47.

Ronaldo then scored a second goal after halftime in the 72 minute mark, blasting an out-of-the-box spot into the top right corner, beating Sweden goalie Robin Olsen.

The ageless wonder’s 101st international goal put him just eight goals behind Iran’s Ali Daei for the top all-time men’s international goal scoring mark. At Ronaldo’s current pace, he’s nearly a sure thing to become the top goal scorer for his country over the next couple of years, at most.

The 35-year-old will now head back to Turin, Italy after two Nations League victories as he prepares for the upcoming 2020-21 season with his club team Juventus.