Cristiano Ronaldo has Europe’s top three all-time – European Qualifiers
Cristiano Ronaldo famous Football Star kept moving up Europe’s all-time scorer’s list on Saturday, a demoralizing loss to Bulgaria endangered the Netherlands’ world cup qualification.
With two dreams in Portugal’s 3-zero win over Hungary, Ronaldo moved into the fourth vicinity on the all-time scorer’s list for Europe countries.
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s 70 in 137 appearances path only Miroslav Klose (71), Sandor Kocsis (74) and Ferenc Puskas (84).
Here are a observe world cup qualifiers in Europe:
Youngster Matthijs de ligt’s dream debut for the Netherlands quick turned into a nightmare as he handed Bulgaria an early goal.
Simply five minutes into the suit de ligt permit a speculative ball fall over his shoulder earlier than he collided with goalkeeper Jeroen zoet, allowing spas delev to a faucet in.
Delev made it 2-zero in the twentieth whilst he curled a shot beyond de ligt’s attempted block and into the bottom corner of zoet’s aim.
Injuries had compelled instruct danni ignorant of making the risky desire of de ligt who, at 17, became the youngest Netherlands debutant considering the fact that mauk weber in 1931.
After the beautiful loss, the manager took the blame.
“I blame myself,” blind told national broadcaster nos, adding that, “it cannot move on like this. Things ought to exchange.”
The Netherlands, which failed to qualify for the European championship last 12 months, looks probable to conflict to reach the world cup in Russia.
France stayed on the pinnacle of the group with thirteen factors after beating Luxembourg 3-1 thanks to Olivier Giroud’s double and a penalty by means of Antoine griezmann.
Sweden is second with 10 points after thrashing Belarus 4-0. The Netherlands slid to fourth with seven factors, behind Bulgaria with nine.
Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have located his best companion up front for in Andre Silva.
The 21-year-vintage striker scored Portugal’s opener within the 32nd earlier than speedy getting Ronaldo on target.
Ronaldo struck both dreams from outdoor the place, first slashing domestic a left-footer off Silva’s bypass, observed by means of a right-footed loose kick from a perspective to seal the win in Lisbon.
“We started out off slowly, but the first aim gave our self-assurance a boost and the alternative dreams got here evidently,” Ronaldo instructed Portuguese TV.
Portugal bolstered its keep on the second region with 12 factors, establishing an opening over Hungary, which stayed with seven points in 1/3.
Switzerland earned the 5th win in as many matches after beating Latvia 1-0 to stay on top of the organization with 15 points.
Nonetheless caught at the foot of the desk, Andorra nevertheless savored the give up to a losing streak that had lasted 58 competitive suits stretching over 11 years after drawing with Faroe Islands zero-0.
Romelu lukaku saved Belgium’s region at the top of institution h, snatching a 1-1 draw in Brussels after being frustrated all night time by an unyielding Greece protection. Lukaku chested down the autumn and fired beyond goalkeeper Stefano kapino with simplest two minutes of regular time final.
Greece completed the game with nine men but surprised the favorites simply 20 seconds into the second half while costas mitroglou caught defenders off guard and scored.
Belgium becomes left with thirteen points to Greece’s 11.
Bosnia closed to ten factors after a 5-zero rout of Gibraltar with zero points. Estonia and Cyprus have 4 points each after a zero-0 draw.
Europe’s all-time top international goalscorers
Ferenc puskás (Hungary & Spain) –84 goals in 89 appearances
Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 75 in 68
Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 in 137
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 70 in 137
Gerd müller (west Germany) – 68 in 62
Robbie Keane (republic of Ireland) – 8 in 146
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) – 62 in 116
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 79 in 68
David villa (Spain) – 59 in 97
Jan Koller (Czech republic) – 55 in 91
Joachim Streich (east Germany) – 55 in 102
Wayne Rooney (England) – 53 in 117
Poul Nielsen (Denmark) – 52 in 38
Jon dahl Tomasson (Denmark) – 52 in 112
Lajos Tichy (Hungary) – 51 in 72
Hakan süokayür (turkey) – 52 in 112
Thierry henry (France) – 51 in 123
Robin van Persie (Netherlands) – 50 in 101