Cristiano Ronaldo continues his record-breaking streak in front of goals, with his national team Portugal benefitting massively from his ruthless form. Ronaldo’s latest double against Luxembourg has helped his country register another important Euro 2024 qualifying victory. With that brace, the all-time scoring leader in men’s football has taken his career tally for Portugal to 122 goals. Ronaldo has achieved this tally in 198 international games. The 38-year-old had set the international appearance record against Liechtenstein just a few days earlier.
He followed it up by netting his 121st and 122nd goal for Portugal in the game against Luxembourg. In recent years, a lot of questions were asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability to continue playing at the highest level. At 38 years of age, he is not getting any younger. Hence, many pundits believed that Ronaldo was past his best. They went on to state that he has lost a bit of pace and sharpness in front of goal. However, Ronaldo silenced those critics by delivering impressive performances during this international break for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite countries to score against
It is no easy feat to score 122 goals for the national team. Having said that, not every player is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar is one of the best to ever play the game. At club level, he has won everything possible with all the teams that he has played for. Ronaldo made a name for himself in whatever league he has played in till now. He has also been able to transform that impeccable club form into international level whenever he has donned the jersey of Portugal national team.
However, there are some teams against whom Ronaldo likes to score more goals than others. At the top of the list is Luxembourg. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a staggering 11 goals against Luxembourg in his career. It is incredible to think that the former Manchester United striker has scored that many goals against a single nation. Not many footballers have 11 international goals to their name in their entire career. Hence, to score that many goals against one country is simply sensational for any player.
Ronaldo loves scoring against Sweden & Switzerland
Lithuania and Sweden are joint second in this list. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals each against them for Portugal. Sweden have a reputation of being the giant killers in the game. Big nations have often struggled to play against them. Hence, to see Ronaldo scoring seven goals against them is simply incredible. The former Real Madrid striker also loves to score against Hungary and Switzerland among others. Read the list below to find out which countries Ronaldo likes to score against the most: