Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Stunning Chip For Portugal In 3-0 Win Over Luxembourg
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sumptuous chip in Portugal's 3-0 win over Luxembourg to take him to 94 for his country.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner seized on a defensive error in the second half and casually dinked the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper before wheeling away and celebrating with his trademark "Siuuuuuuu!" celebration.
It was his ninth goal in five games and also sees him continue to close in on a century of goals for his country. But most impressively, Ronaldo is now just one goal away from 700 in his glorious career, having netted 699 in 973 matches for club and country
Ronaldo's filthy finish put Portugal 2-0 in Lisbon after Bernardo Silva had opened the scoring in the first half. Goncalo Guedes rounded off the win with a third late on.
Juventus superstar Ronaldo is closing on yet another huge milestone in his 17-year long career but the Portuguese won't rest on his laurels even when he's done playing.
His vision is to replicate his success in the world of business, which he is well on his way to doing.
"I still love football. I love to entertain the fans and the people who love Cristiano. It doesn't matter the age, it's all about mentality," Ronaldo told SPORTbible in an exclusive interviewin an exclusive interview.
"The last five years I start to enjoy this process of seeing me outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?
"I do not want to imitate anybody. You have to be yourself all the time, but you can always pick up small details and take something from good examples, not only in football but in other sports as well - Formula 1, NBA, golf, UFC, whatever. The best athletes have a similar work ethic.
"It has taken many years of hard work, dedication and passion to achieve what I have in football. Outside of football I'm not there yet, but I'm a competitive guy and I don't like to be the number two or number three. I always want to be number one. I will do it, 100 per cent."