- Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 700th career-goal as Ukraine stunned Portugal 2-1 in Euro 2020 qualifier
- Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko netted two goals for Ukraine in the first half
- Ukraine have now qualified for Euro 2020 tournament
Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus and Portugal forward, made a massive statement after scoring his 700th career goal on Monday night, October 14, at NSK Olimpijs Kiev.
Ronaldo’s goal from the spot was not enough to stop Selecao from suffering a 2-1 defeat as Ukraine claimed a spot for Euro 2020.
Reacting moments after the contest, the ex-Real Madrid and Man United star, stressed that it is no longer strange for him to set new standards.
"Not just anyone can reach this figure. Thank you to my team-mates, colleagues and coaches who have helped me to become the player I am.
"... How many records do I have? I don't know. I have to enjoy the moment and thank those who helped me reach this impressive mark.
"The last time I played at this ground I won the Champions League, a beautiful moment that is in the past. Today we played well but couldn't win. Records come naturally—I don't go looking for them; records are looking for me! Without having an obsession, they happen naturally."
Interestingly, Portugal’s defeat was the Selecao first defeat since the FIFA World Cup in Russia, but Ronaldo has shown age is no barrier as he continues to net easily even in his 30s.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Portuguese professional football club Sporting Lisbon are now considering naming their stadium after their former star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Juventus forward started his professional career at Sporting Lisbon when he was 16 before leaving the club for Manchester United in 2003.
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