Ronaldo Breaks Intl Scoring Record Day After United Re-Unveiling


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What a couple days it’s been for Cristiano Ronaldo! On Tuesday morning he was “re-unveiled” as the newest member of Manchester United, the club where he truly first established himself. On Wednesday night he became the all-time leading scorer in international men’s football.

Ronaldo bagged a brace for Portugal, in their 2-1 World Cup Qualifying win over Republic of Ireland, to reach 110 international career goals scored.

And he did with it with style, panache and drama. (Would you have expected anything less?). Ireland was up 1-0 (courtesy of a John Egan goal just before halftime) heading into the ’89 minute when the Portugese captain got his country finally on the board.

The Irish saw their potential victory disappear, and then it wasn’t long until they saw their probable result evaporate. Ronaldo scored the game-winner in the sixth minute of extra time. In other words, he delivered in Fergie Time.

“I’m so happy, not only for the record but for the special moments with two goals at the end,” Ronaldo said.

“It was so tough, but we have to appreciate what the team did, they and the fans believed until the end of the game.”

Football is the world of Ronaldo, we are all just paying rent in it, and truly enjoying the show.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune.

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