Potrgual’s skipper is just the second male participant to attain 100 worldwide objectives
Cristiano Ronaldo rattled dwelling an excellent first-half free kick to develop into solely the second male participant to attain 100 worldwide objectives as Portugal outclassed 10-man Sweden 2-0 of their Nations League A Group 3 recreation on Tuesday.
Portugal’s captain scored with a dipping set-piece effort simply earlier than halftime to affix Ali Daei, who netted 109 occasions for Iran, on a century of objectives.
The 35-year-old was a continuing menace to Sweden’s again line within the early exchanges, hanging on the shoulder of the final defender earlier than bursting ahead to beat the offside entice, however Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen was equal to the duty.
That each one modified when Gustav Svensson acquired his second yellow card and was despatched packing after a reckless problem on Joao Moutinho on the sting of his personal field simply earlier than halftime.
Ronaldo stepped up and smashed a dipping effort past the despairing dive of Olsen and just below the crossbar earlier than breaking into a large smile as he celebrated together with his workforce mates.
Sweden have been struggling to include the guests and Ronaldo struck once more within the 73rd minute with one other curling, dipping effort, this time from open play, to go away himself simply eight objectives in need of Daei’s worldwide scoring document.