Thursday, September 02, 2021
Double hit in the final phase
Cristiano Ronaldo scores record
Cristiano Ronaldo is very happy: In the game against Ireland, he saved the win with his double goal in stoppage time and is the new world record holder for international goals. The French suffered a damper on the other hand. And at the Austria game, a drone caused a stir.
Striker Cristiano Ronaldo has broken another record and is now also the most dangerous national football player in history. The Portuguese scored twice for his country in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in a 2-1 (0-1) against Ireland in the closing stages. Ronaldo, who had just moved to Manchester United, left Iranian Ali Daei (109 goals / 149 games) behind with 111 international goals. Ronaldo has now played 180 games for Portugal.
“I’m so happy. Not just because I broke the record, but because of the special moment we had,” Ronaldo told Irish TV broadcaster RTE. Two goals at the end of the game are very special. He appreciates what the team has done, said Ronaldo. “We believed in ourselves until the end.” “In addition to being a national hero, you have become an international icon and role model for players around the world. Your skills and constant pursuit of improvement deserve global recognition and admiration. Parabéns, Cristiano!” Said FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a communication from the association.
Drone over stadium
The World Cup qualifier of the Austrian national team in the Republic of Moldova started a good half an hour late. The reason: a drone circled over the soccer stadium. The English referee Paul Tierney sent the two teams back to the dressing room in Chisinau around 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the game. The kick-off in the Zimbru Stadium finally took place with a delay of around 30 minutes – Austria won 2-0. The goals were scored by Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner (45th) and ex-Bremen’s Marko Arnautovic in stoppage time (94th).
Because of Norway’s star striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Louis van Gaal missed a win on his return as coach of the Netherlands. At 1: 1 (1: 1) Haaland met the interim lead (20th). Davy Klaassen saved Bondscoach van Gaal one point (36th). Because Turkey played 2-2 (2-1) against Montenegro, the Turks continue to lead Group G with eight points. The Netherlands, Montenegro and Norway follow with seven points each. Latvia defeated Gibraltar 2-1 (0-0).
The French suffered a damper. They had to be outnumbered with a 1: 1 (1: 1) against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nevertheless, the “Équipe Tricolore” is still at the top. Denmark continues to be harmless. The 1992 European champions won 2-0 (2-0) against Scotland. Directly behind is Israel, which prevailed 4-0 (2-0) on the Faroe Islands. In Group H, Croatia and Russia hold the two top positions. There were no goals in the direct duel. The pursuers Slovenia and Slovakia also drew 1-1.