Euro 2020: Ronaldo Equals International Goal Scoring Record As Portugal Hold France To Reach Last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to equal the all-time international goalscoring record as defending champions Portugal drew with France to reach the last 16 of Euro 2020 as one of the best third-placed teams.

The Portuguese legend scored a penalty in each half to go level with Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

Ronaldo’s goals were not enough to give Portugal victory, however, as striker Karim Benzema broke a six-year goal drought with France to score twice and ensure Les Bleus topped the group.

Both players are the only two male footballers to score 90 or more international goals.

It is another milestone the 36-year-old Ronaldo who is already the top scorer in club football’s top tournament, the European Cup/Champions League, a trophy he has won five times.

Against France he became the top European scorer in men’s major tournaments with 20 goals across Euros and World Cups.

He also became the top scorer in European Championship history against Hungary on Tuesday, 15 June and his tally is up to 13 now.

He is the top scorer in World Cups and European Championships combined, overtaking Miroslav Klose’s record of 19

The four teams in Group F changed positions frequently, with Portugal looking set to face England in the next round before Germany’s dramatic late equaliser bumped them from fourth to second and eliminated Hungary.

The draw in Munich meant Portugal finished in third place based on a head-to-head record, while France topped the group, a point ahead of Germany.

Portugal will play Belgium in the next round, Germany will take on England while France will face Switzerland.