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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal’s Record-Breaking Superstar with 199 Caps and All-Time International Scorer

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned Portuguese footballer, has etched his name in history as the all-time international record scorer, netting an impressive 122 goals in 199 caps for Portugal. Ronaldo’s remarkable feat has solidified his status as one of the greatest football players of all time.

In their latest Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, Ronaldo earned his 199th cap for Portugal, leading his team to another resounding victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Portuguese star’s presence on the field proved instrumental in maintaining his side’s unbeaten streak.

During the match, it was Bruno Fernandes who orchestrated the opening goal, providing an exquisite assist to Bernardo Silva, who calmly chipped the ball into the net, giving Portugal the lead just before halftime.

Fernandes continued to dazzle in the second half, heading home a well-placed cross in the 77th minute to secure Portugal’s second goal. Displaying his exceptional skills, Fernandes sealed the victory with a sublime strike in the dying moments of the game, leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina’s defense stunned.

Although Ronaldo had a header disallowed for offside in the first half at Estadio da Luz, it did not hinder Portugal’s dominance. The team maintained their winning form and stayed at the top of Group J, having triumphed in all three of their matches thus far.

Heading into the fixture in Lisbon, Ronaldo, currently playing for Al Nassr at the age of 38, had already demonstrated his prowess by scoring four goals across two European Championship qualifiers in March. Despite not finding the back of the net in this particular game, Portugal showcased their strength as a cohesive unit, proving they can secure victories even without their talismanic striker scoring.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the other hand, find themselves in fourth place, trailing second-placed Slovakia by four points. Although they had a promising opportunity to take the lead in the first half, Edin Dzeko squandered a golden chance by volleying over the crossbar while unmarked in the box.

As Cristiano Ronaldo continues to break records and inspire his teammates, his remarkable goal-scoring ability remains unmatched. With his unparalleled talent and leadership, Portugal’s prospects in Euro 2024 are undoubtedly promising, and fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in Ronaldo’s illustrious career.

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