‘Saudi top scorer’ Ronaldo banging 129-130 goals in A-match at 39 years old! 3-0 victory over Ireland…Leading the front line in the Euros!

June 12, 2024 | by

Cristiano Ronaldo (39, Al Nasr) showed off his determination not to age.

Portugal beat Ireland 3-0 on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) thanks to Ronaldo’s multi-goal in the A-match home warm-up match at Averio’s Istadio Munisipal de Aveiro.
João Félis of Barcelona scored the first goal in the 18th minute of the first half, and Portugal took the lead. Ronaldo exploded in the second half, and scored goals in succession for the fifth and 15th minutes, contributing to the team’s victory.

As Portugal won with Ronaldo at the front line, it announced the prospect of the 2024 UEFA Championship (Euro 2024), which is three days away. On the 9th, Ronaldo was absent and lost 1-2 to Croatia, causing anxiety.

Ronaldo returned to the starting lineup and played his 207th A-match. Ronaldo, who served as the front line player along with Rafael Leão (AC Milan) wearing the captain’s armband, displayed robust performance until full-time.

What remained unchanged was Ronaldo’s natural determination. He received a pass from Ben Neves (Al-Hilal) in the fifth minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0, and hit from the right side to the center of the penalty box to split the net with a left footed shot. It was Ronaldo’s 129th goal as he has the most goals in A-match games.

Ronaldo gained confidence and roared again 10 minutes later. He finished the pass of Giogu Jota (Liverpool) with his left foot again, reaching the 130th goal mark in the A-match series. Ronaldo showed his signature goal ceremony and cheered.

Chances are high that Ronaldo will also keep Portugal’s starting lineup at Euro 2024. He is expected to compete with 39-year-old Naira Gonzalo Hamus of Paris Saint-Germain, but his condition is far different ahead of the competition.

Notably, Ronaldo has maintained sharp toes as he became the top scorer in the Saudi Arabian League this season. Ronaldo, who has been playing in Saudi Arabia since early last year, became the top scorer with 35 goals while playing full-time in the 2023-24 season. In addition, he became the top scorer in a single season as Abdelazak Hamdallah surpassed the previous 34 goals set in the 2018-19 season. 핑크알바

Ronaldo is the best scorer as much as possible. He became the top scorer even at a time when the team was about to fail, and achieved feat that no one could have achieved. He is the first player to become the top scorer in all four leagues, following the English Premier League (2007-08), the Spanish Primera Liga (2010-11,2013-14-2014-15), and the Italian Serie A (2020-21).

Ronaldo is aiming for the top of the Euros again. Ronaldo, who had no win at a major tournament by leading Portugal to the Euros in 2016, is expected to take the lead in reclaiming the top spot for the first time in eight years. He is committed to achieving the last dance that he failed to achieve at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Portugal, which had a pleasant victory in its opening ceremony ahead of Euro 2024, will play its first group match against the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Portugal was part of Group F along with the Czech Republic, Turkiye and Georgia.


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