Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a remarkable milestone in Euro 2024 qualifying, scoring his 128th international goal for Portugal. This exceptional feat extends his world record and further solidifies his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Ronaldo’s tremendous contribution helped Portugal secure victory against the spirited Liechtenstein team.
The hosts kept Portugal, who have already booked their place in Germany, at bay in the first half in Vaduz.
But Al-Nassr’s Ronaldo, 38, hit the post and then smashed home from Diogo Jota’s through ball in the first minute of the second period.
Joao Cancelo curled in their second, and Goncalo Ramos had an effort disallowed.
Ronaldo has remained prolific for his country despite leaving Manchester United for the Saudi league, scoring 10 goals for Portugal this year.
Ali Daei’s 108 goals for Iran was the previous men’s goalscoring world record.
Elsewhere in Group J, Slovakia booked their place at Euro 2024 – in second place behind Portugal – with a 4-2 win over Iceland.
Luxembourg – who will be in next year’s play-offs – beat Savo Milosevic’s Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-1.