The Portuguese national team played an amazing friendly match on November 11 - one of the weakest European national teams, Andorra, was the opponent. Naturally, the game for the European champions turned out to be not difficult - 7: 0.
Perhaps the sparring with the small nation was organized specifically for Cristiano Ronaldo. Before the game, the Portuguese idol had 101 goals scored for the national team, while the Iranian Ali Daei had 8 goals left before the world record. Of course, hardly anyone expected that CR7 would come out and throw eight into the gates of Andorra, but they definitely hoped that thanks to this match he would become even closer to absolute greatness.
Surprisingly, Ronaldo did not appear at the start and jumped out on the field only for a break - perhaps Fernando Santos saved the leader after a recent micro-injury at Juventus. But 45 minutes were enough for him to replenish his personal account - the forward scored once and now has 102 goals scored and is 7 goals behind Daei.
WHEN WILL RONALDO BREAK THE RECORD?
Most likely, this will happen next summer, when Portugal will play a whole scattering of matches. To begin with, the team will be tested by France (November 14) and Croatia (November 17) in the League of Nations in the coming week.
In March, the teams will gather again to play as many as three rounds of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup qualification (from 22 to 31), and already at the beginning of summer (from May 31 to June 8) they will play two test matches before the start of Euro 2021.
If we make the most optimistic forecasts and expect that Ronaldo will score at least once to each next opponent before the start of the Euro 2021, then he will go to the European championship in the status of king. At the tournament itself, Christiano will take the sole leadership, and after its end, he will be able to boldly tie up with the national team.