The Portuguese footballer is placed three goals away from the Guatemalan Carlos Ruiz, who leads the statistics in World Cup qualifying rounds
Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo he fulfilled this Tuesday with an outstanding performance in the victory of his team 5-0 against Luxembourg in the UEFA qualifying round for the Qatar World Cup 2022. The Manchester United footballer scored a triplet to reach 36 annotations in history of the World Cup qualifiers.
In this way, he continues to shorten the distance with the record held by the former soccer player and scorer of the Guatemalan National Team, Carlos ‘The Fish’ Ruiz with 39 goals, so he is only three goals away from equaling the mark and he needs four goals to surpass the mark.
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Three goals by Cristiano in Portugal’s win against Luxembourg. (5-0)
Cristiano Ronaldo: 36 goals in World Cup Qualifiers. ✅ pic.twitter.com/NiSKJb0ceB
– ESPN Sports (@ESPNDeportes) October 12, 2021
The annotations of Cristiano Ronaldo They arrived at minutes 8 ‘and 13’ of the first half by way of the penalty, so they opened the account for Portugal in the commitment corresponding to Group A. The third goal came at minute 87 ‘with a header. With the three goals, CR7 reached the figure of 115 targets in his selection.
According to the renowned statistician and collaborator of ESPN, Mister Chip, Cristiano Ronaldo he is the “First player to score penalty goals in the first 11 minutes of a knockout match.”
Cristiano is the FIRST player with two penalty goals in the first 11 minutes of a Playoff game
📝 The closest thing is the 2 penalty goals from Widlin Calixte in the first 14 minutes of Turcas y Caicos vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis which was played on 03.26.2015. pic.twitter.com/oorQVPm4bQ
– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) October 12, 2021
Carlos Ruiz placeholder image He holds the World Cup qualifying record since his retirement with the Bicolor on September 6, 2016 in the 9-3 victory against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the way to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
There were a total of 68 goals in 133 games played with the Guatemala National Team. 39 entries were throughout the qualifiers: Korea and Japan 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
Top scorers in World Cup qualifiers
Carlos Ruiz (Guatemala) – 39 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 36 goals
Ali Daei (Iran) – 35 goals
Karim Bagheri (Iran) – 28 goals
Lionel Messi (Argentina), Kazuyoshi Miura (Japan) and Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 27 goals
“Whichever it is, @Cristiano or @TeamMessi every time they score a goal in the knockout rounds they bring me back to life. It is from the records that being 2nd is better. I already said it in the past. I’m sure not even @Concacaf knows it, much less @Uncaf and for the @fedefut_oficial I’m the enemy”Carlos Ruiz said on his Twitter account about the goals that shorten his distance with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The next match for the Portugal National Team will be on Thursday, November 11, as a visitor to the Republic of Ireland. Later they will play on Sunday, November 14, against Serbia.