Ronaldo scores 60th competitive international goal

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Cristiano Ronaldo opened his account against New Zealand with a spot-kick in the last Group A game of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The Portuguese skipper, after repeatedly putting their Oceania opponent’s defense in trouble, finally got the chance to give his side a well-deserved lead. The Seleccao was awarded a penalty after midfielder Danilo was pushed inside the 18-yard box in his attempt to get on the end of a corner kick

Cristiano Ronaldo, being the one mandated to take his team’s penalties, simply stepped up and buried a shot into the right side of the post, sending the New Zealand goalkeeper the wrong way, in the process.

The 33rd-minute strike is the Real Madrid star’s 60th goal in competitive international games for his country since making his debut in 2003. His total international tally which includes friendly matches now stands at 75, making him the second European with the most international goals in history. Only the legendary Ferenc Puskas has more (84). Enjoy!

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