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Record-Breaking Ronaldo: We believe until End

Cristiano Ronaldo's two late headers got a 2-1 success for Portugal against the Republic of Ireland in World Cup Qualifying; The twofold sees Ronaldo become the record-breaking driving goalscorer in men's worldwide football with 111 objectives; John Egan and Stephen Kenny likewise give their response

Record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal "accepted they could win until the end" after his two late goals saw off the Republic of Ireland.

The forward, who got back to Manchester United in an unexpected move recently, turned into the unequaled driving scorer in men's worldwide football, surpassing Iranian Ali Daei's record.

He gestured home twice in the withering minutes of the World Cup Qualifier at the Estadio Algarve, taking him to 111 objectives for Portugal - two in front of the past record. 

The triumph was a late blow for a further developed Republic of Ireland, however Ronaldo had confidence that Portugal could take every one of the three focuses

He said: "I'm so cheerful, on the grounds that I beat the record, yet for the unique minutes that we had. Two objectives toward the finish of the game, it was so intense yet I need to see the value in what the group did. We accepted until the end, the allies as well. I'm so happy.

It seemed to be a baffling evening for the 36-year-old, with Ronaldo having an early punishment saved by 19-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu. 

Top International Mens Scorers 



109 Ali Daei 

89 Mokhtar Dahari 

84 Ferenc Puskas 

79 Godfrey Chitalu 

78 Hussein Saeed 

77 Pele 

76 Lionel Messi 

Of the episode, Ronaldo added: "It's important for the game, it's essential for the business. Now and then you score, once in a while there's a misstep however I actually accept until the finish of the game. I'm so glad to score and dominate the match."

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