Portugal National Team Captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken another record, becoming the world’s most capped international football player after featuring in Portugal’s win against Liechtenstein, where grabbed a brace.
Portugal demolished Liechtenstein 4-0 in their first Euro 2024 qualifying match on Thursday at home.
Ronaldo has appeared for Portugal 197th time in international match to become the only man to have done that.
The Portuguese star had moved level with Kuwait forward Bader Al-Mutawa on 196 caps at the World Cup but there were question marks over his international future after Portugal’s elimination by Morocco at the quarter-final stage.
Ronaldo has now scored 120 international goals with his brace on Thursday.
However, Portugal began their Euro 2024 qualifier campaign with a ruthless performance against Liechtenstein.
The homers opened scoring in eight minutes. The had ball rebounded and arrived at the feet of Joao Cancelo just outside the box. He fired a daisy-cutter into the middle of the goal.
Bernardo Silva made it 2-0 for Portugal two minutes after the break, tapping home from close range after the rebound fell into his path.
Ronaldo scored four minutes later from the penalty spot to make it 3-0. He put the ball into the bottom left corner past the outstretched arm of Benjamin Buchel.
The Portugese star got his brace on 63 minutes, shooting from the free kick just outside the box, hitting the top right corner.