Cristiano Ronaldo scored 100th and 101st international goals in Portugal’s game against Sweden in UEFA Nations League 2020.
Fernando Santos’ side Portugal defeated Sweden 2-0 in the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, giving him his second victory in a Nations League. Ronaldo missed the first game of the League of Nations but he returned in the best possible way and became the first European football player and second in the world to score 100 international goals.
Ronaldo celebrated his 100th goal for Portugal when he scored straight from the free kick in the 45th minute of the first half. Juventus superstar carefully prepared the ball, aimed the goal, and beat the goalkeeper Olsen. Ronaldo added another and his 101st international goal with a magnificent shot from the edge of the area. This assist for him was provided by another youngster João Félix in the 72nd of the match.
Portugal 2-0 Sweden
Sweden managed to hit only one shot on target whereas Portugal with eight.
90′ 2 minutes of added time
81′ Jota IN Ronaldo OUT
72′ Ronaldo makes it 2-0. Joao Felix makes an assist for him.
68′ Joao Felix and Ronaldo played a clever one-two on the edge of the penalty area, the former almost locked the ball on the return ball, but Janssen brilliantly stopped him and won for the hosts a goal kick.
Portugal enjoying 67% of ball possession
Portugal 1-0 Sweden ’65
Portugal 1-0 Sweden
45′ GoaLLLL Cristiano Ronaldo with his 100th goal for Portugal
Portugal with 55% of ball possessio
Scoreline is 0-0
— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) September 8, 2020
15′ Portugal 0-0 Sweden
Portugal‘s Cristiano Ronaldo missed the first game against Croatia, and he hinted that he will return to the UEFA Nations League game against Sweden. Portugal won the match against Croatia 4-1 that Ronaldo missed because of a bee bitten. Ronaldo is chasing the 109 international goals scored by Ali Daei of Iran, Ronaldo has 99 goals for Portugal.
Sweden lost to France 1-0, Mbappe 90th minute goal destroyed Sweden to give France 3 points. Sweden needs to pick up three up points against Ronaldo’s Portugal if they are to stand strong in Group 3, which is getting difficult.
H2H record between Portugal and Swden
In 18 matches, Sweden holds the advantage with 7 wins.
Portugal has 5 wins and the remaining six are drawn.
Also, International form of both teams,
Sweden form : D-W-W-W-W-L
Portugal form : W-W-L-W-W-W
Possible starting lineup for Swden: Olsen, Lustig, Jansson, Lindelof, Bengtsson, Kulusevski, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Quaison, Berg
Possible starting lineup for Portugal: Ronaldo, Lopes, Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Fernandes, Danilo, Moutinho, Felix, Bernardo
Where to watch the match live?
USA: ESPN Plus
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Premier League
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Herrlandslagets sikte är inställt på match imorgon! Är ni taggade!? 🔥🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/KnLHhDDv0C— Svensk Fotboll (@svenskfotboll) September 7, 2020
Preparados para amanhã!🇵🇹💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/9iQQmJbXdc— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 7, 2020
A Seleção já pisou o palco de amanhã! 🏟 Vamos, Portugal! #VamosTodos #VamosComTudo— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) September 7, 2020
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⏰ Amanhã às 19h45#TeamPortugal‘s has stepped on tomorrow’s stage! 🏟 Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/YwZbM2xUVQ