Cristiano Ronaldo fired home two goals from the spot against France in a heavyweight Euro 2020 clash on Wednesday to become the joint-top scoring men’s international player of all time.
Ronaldo joined Iran’s retired superstar Ali Daei at the top of the list of scorers at the national team level with his 109th goal, in 176 matches for Portugal.
The 36-year-old is far ahead of any other player on the list, as Malaysia hero Mokhtar Dahari, who retired in 1985, is the third top scorer on 89 goals and Hungary icon Ferenc Puskas finished his career in 1956 with 84.
Ronaldo needs one goal to set a new record at the tournament, after becoming the first player to play and score in five separate European championships.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored twice in the latter stages of the 3-0 win against Hungary in Portugal’s opening game.
Ronaldo also found the net in Portugal’s 4-2 defeat to Germany on matchday two, making him all-time top scorer in Euros history, having broken Michel Platini’s record of nine goals.