Faro – Another record broken by Cristiano Ronaldo. Armenia goalkeeper sole goal to make Ronaldo as the top scorer in the history of the European Cup.
Ronaldo Portugal so decisive victory over Armenia in advanced European Cup Qualification 2016 at the Estadio Algarve, Faro, Saturday (11/15/2014) pm dawn. He scored the only goal for the Selecao das Quinas ensure a 1-0 win.
Additional Ronaldo scored one goal to make a total of 23 goals in 37 European Cup matches, both in qualifying and the finals. That number makes the top scorer of all time European Cup.
CR7 breaking the previous record registered in the name of Jon Dahl Tomasson and Hakan Sukur. Tomasson packed 22 goals in 31 appearances for Denmark (1998-2007). Meanwhile, Sukur scored 22 goals in 38 matches with Turkey (1994-2007).
“What is the significance of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record? It’s very important for him, for the team, for this country, and certainly for me as a coach,” said the Portuguese coach Fernando Santos, at Soccerway.
Ronaldo‘s first goal in European Cup finals was created in 2004, when Portugal host. He scored one goal during his team’s 1-2 defeat of Greece – which finally emerged as juara– in the group stages. He scored one more goal to help Portugal beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the semifinal.
In the course of Portugal to the Euro 2008, Ronaldo scored eight goals in qualifying. But, he only has one goal in the finals, where the Portuguese stopped in round eight.
Ronaldo was also productive in the European Cup Qualifier 2012 and scored seven goals, including two goals in a play-off against Bosnia–Herzegovina. In the finals, Real Madrid attacker creates three goals and deliver the country to the semi-finals.
Ronaldo has so far scored two goals in the European Cup Qualifier 2016. Before breaking goal Armenia, he scored a single goal win over Denmark Portugal, last October.
“I know it (so the top scorer of all time European Cup) will happen sooner or later and I was obsessed with it because I still would often play for the national team,” Ronaldo said on the official UEFA website.
“But, of course I am happy, especially because I broke the record in Portugal, in front of our fans. This is another special moment for me and I am sure this will go in my gallery,” he said.
Thanks to the victory over Armenia, Portugal now ranks second in the standings of Group I. They collected six points from three matches, one point adrift of the Danish standings.