What looked like a bad night for Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portuguese national team towards the dying minutes of their home game against Republic of Ireland in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier was turned around by the very same man who was having a rough game after missing a penalty in the 15th minute of the game.
The Irish found the opener through John Egan just before half time in the 45th minute of the game. The Irish began the second half with their intentions clear that they are going to defend the lead and this seemed like a mission accomplished until the man who was equal with Iran's Ali Daei on most international goals (109) rose above the rest to head home a cross from Gonçalo Guedes in the 89th minute of the game.
The goal marked the historic 110th international goal for Cristiano Ronaldo and a beautiful equalizer for Portugal who had already lost hope of coming back. As if that was not enough, the Marvellous Captain returned to haunt Ireland in the referee added time of five minutes (90 + 5 minute) when CR7 rose again above the rest, this time heading home a cross from João Mário to put a smile in the Portuguese face.
Cristiano Ronaldo's remarkable night sealed a world record setting 111 International Goals in men's game on the night of 01 September 2021, the night many soccer loving people will never ever forget.