Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and saved Portugal from a loss against Ireland in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and set a new record for him on the throne of world football.

In the matches of the fourth round of Group A qualifiers, Ronaldo missed a penalty kick in the 15th minute, and the visitors took the lead in the 45th minute with a perfect header from John Agan.

In the second half, Portugal tried to return in the result, and coach Fernando Santos pushed a number of players in search of modifying the result and avoiding a costly loss in the World Cup qualification journey.

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And the fans waited until the last moments of the match, when Ronaldo scored two goals in the 89th and sixth minutes of stoppage time, to give his country a valuable victory, thanks to which it was alone in the top of the first group with 10 points from 4 matches, 3 points ahead of Serbia, who played only 3 matches, while Luxembourg ranked third with 6 points, while the Faroe Islands and Azerbaijan were without points.

With these two goals, Ronaldo raised his score with Portugal to 111 goals, to be unique in the list of historical scorers at the international level, two goals ahead of the previous record holder, the retired Iranian star Ali Daei.

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