Ronaldo becomes first European men’s player to score 100 international goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first European player to score 100 international goals.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner rolled back the years and netted with a sensational free-kick for Portugal against Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday night.

Juventus forward Ronaldo is now just nine goals behind Iranian Ali Daei, who holds the world-record for most international goals (109) for his country.

Ronaldo has made individual accolades a trademark of his career and after hitting the 100-goal milestone will be desperate to beat Daei's record.

Portugal kick-started their Nations League campaign with a 4-1 win over 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia.

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Ronaldo didn't feature for Portugal, who are preparing for life without the former Man United and Real Madrid ace going forward.

It was reported that Ronaldo had been stung by a bee, which ruled him out of the fixture.

But the 35-year-old, who captains Portugal, returned to the starting XI to take on Sweden and showed he's not past his best just yet.

From 25 yards, Ronaldo curled a sensational effort into the top corner to put Portugal 1-0 up away from home.

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