Cristiano Ronaldo creates history with 4th goal at World Cup 2018

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic.Cristiano Ronaldo became the leading international goal scorer from Europe after he struck in only the fourth minute for Portugal against Morocco in their second World Cup 2018 match in Moscow on Wednesday,Ronaldo now has 85 goals for Portugal, more than any other player in history. In their World Cup opener against Spain, the Real Madrid star had slammed a hat-trick.PORTUGAL VS MOROCCO: LIVE UPDATESHungaruan legend Ferenc Puskas (84 goals) is second in the list followed by his compatriot Sandor Kocsis (75) and German great Miroslav Klose (71)Just the 85 international goals for @Cristiano now… #PORMAR pic.twitter.com/2Y9tVpes1GFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Ronaldo is also the leading goal-scorer in the current World Cup with four goals and is a hot contender for the Golden Boot.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe star 33-year-old forward had scored only three goals from 70 shots in his previous three World Cups for Portugal in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In this World Cup, has scored four goals from just five shots.Morocco had devised specific plans to keep Ronaldo at bay but their worst fears came true in only the fourth minute when his header off Bernardo Silva’s corner found the back of the net.Ronaldo, after his brave header, also became the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLERonaldo’s goal proved to be the difference as Portugal registered a 1-0 win to move to the top of Group B. The result mean the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.last_img

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