Ronaldo records, with historic brace leads Portugal

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– ROME, 01 SEPT – Cristiano Ronaldo does not shine but writes yet another record of his career by scoring a brace worth 111 goals with the national team. Against Ireland (group A), in one of the matches of the fourth day of the European qualifiers at the 2022 World Cup, it ends 2-1 for the Portuguese, long below in the result (Ireland had found the goal of the advantage at the end of the first time with Egan, after having had to renounce to deploy the striker Long tested positive for the coronavirus) and with the former Juventus protagonist for better or for worse: in the 15 ‘of the first half he misses a penalty kick and becomes the protagonist of a bad gesture against an opponent, hitting defender Dara O’Shea with a slap, a gesture not sanctioned by the referee. Then in the final the brace that gives the three points to the Lusitanians but above all writes the umpteenth record of CR7.

Among the big matches of the evening, spotlights also on France-Bosnia (group D) and Norway-Holland (group G). Both matches end in a draw, 1-1. Deschamps’ France, long outnumbered, responds to the goal of Dzeko’s momentary advantage with Griezmann’s goal. In the match between Norway and the Netherlands, on 20 ‘Haaland gave the hosts the lead with a shot from the edge of the area and left a left that pierced Bijlow. At 37 ‘comes the reaction Oranje with Klaassen who throws a powerful right in the center of the goal that leaves no chance for Hansen.

In group F Denmark wins again, regulating Scotland with a sharp 2-0 thanks to goals from Wass and Maehle. Successes also for Israel (4-0 at home to the Faroe Islands), Malta (3-0 against Cyprus), Latvia (3-1 in Gibraltar) and Luxembourg (2-1 in Azerbaijan) and Austria, which wins in Moldova (2-0, goals by Baumgartner and Arnautovic). Montenegro (Marusic’s goal) signs the 2-2 in Istanbul in full recovery. In the afternoon 2-2 between Kazakhstan and Ukraine, with the guests who let Valiullin catch up in the 96 ‘after having been ahead twice thanks to Yaremchuk (2’) and Sikan (93 ‘).