The two sides met in the World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday and alongside the 36-year-old was Bruno Fernandes, who also started for his country in the encounter. Ronaldo had a first-half penalty saved by the Irish goalkeeper and Ireland would eventually take the lead late in the first half.
It was, however, Ronaldo who would have the last laugh. Late in the game, he broke the record for most international goals by scoring his 110th, surpassing Iran’s Ali Daei (109 goals), to make it 1-1.
It seemed like the game would end in a draw but Ronaldo had other plans. Just seconds before the full-time whistle, the former Real Madrid forward scored his 111th goal for Portugal and the winner – in the 96th minute, as seen above.
Clearly, even at the age of 36, Ronaldo remains one of the best players in the world and the Old Trafford faitfhul will be there to enjoy it for the next two years.
WOW, WOW, WOW ?
Ronaldo has done it again ?? pic.twitter.com/TOWu9HFqMC
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 1, 2021