Cristiano Ronaldo Was Watching His Goals On The Team Bus After Last-Gasp Portugal Heroics
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Cristiano Ronaldo was so happy with his record-breaking heroics on Wednesday night that he watched his goals back on the team bus.
Ronaldo missed a first-half penalty against the Republic of Ireland when his effort from 12 yards was saved by 19-year-old on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.
But fresh from signing for Manchester United for a second time, he came up clutch in the final stages.
First he made history with an 89th minute equaliser that saw him score his 110th goal for Portugal and surpass Ali Daei as the leading international goalscorer.
He then immediately rushed back to the halfway line so the game could restart.
And then deep into the 96th minute, Ronaldo rose highest yet again to power home a Joao Mario cross and clinch a last-gasp victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the All Time Men’s #International Top #Scorer with 111 #GOALS for #Portugal 🇵🇹 by 2 incredible #headers tonight after missing a #penalty.— Ralford Rollings-Bull (@PrinceRalfordo) September 1, 2021
Please call him #HEADNALDO now!!#CristianoRonaldo #Ronaldo #CR7 #ManchesterUnited #ManUtd #ManUnited #GGMU. pic.twitter.com/oAl5q51AjH
Of course, he whisked off his shirt and celebrated wildly with teammates at Estadio Algarve.
Over the moon with his latest record and the victory, Ronaldo was seen catching up on the highlights on his phone.
TNT Sports posted footage of Ronaldo enjoying seeing his goals from a different angle.
Ronaldo was rewatching his goals on the Portugal team bus 😅— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 2, 2021
At one point, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner brings his phone close to his ear as he tries to hear the commentary and the roar of the fans when he found the net for the 111th time in Portugal colours.
"I'm so happy, not only because I beat the record, but for the special moments that we had," Ronaldo told Sky Sports on the comeback and his latest record.
"Two goals at the end of the game, it was so tough but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end, the supporters too. I'm so glad."
Manager Fernando Santos also hailed the 36-year-old and felt it was inevitable that Ronaldo would move ahead of Iran's Daei at some point.
"Obviously, we are all pleased with his record," Santos added.
"There is no Portuguese person who is not pleased to see him as the top scorer of international goals ever.
"But that would happen at some point. I don't see that Cristiano wouldn't score a goal in the five, six, 10 or 15 games he is still to play.
"How wouldn't he break the record? He had equalled the record, so it wasn't the case of needing another eight, nine or 10 goals we could doubt if he would get there. But one goal? If it wasn't today, it would be in any other one."
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