Cristiano Ronaldo has eclipsed Ferenc Puskas record with his recent strike against group B opponents Morocco that took his tally to 85 goals more than any other player in the continent’s history.
The Portuguese forward started the game on 84 goals after scoring a hat-trick in the opening group match vs. Spain. The three goals recorded in that match equaled the number of goals scored by the Hungarian legend.
The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward scored in the fourth minute against Morocco to give Portugal the early lead and is now only behind Ali Daei of Iran, on 109 goals, in the global all-time scoring charts. He’s equally the top scorer in the World Cup with four goals to his name.
That solitary strike from the Portuguese skipper was all it took for Fernando Santos men to secure their first win in the tournament.
Spain will confront Iran in the other group game, Morocco’s loss to the Portuguese means they are out of the World Cup alongside their fellow North African counterparts Egypt who lost 3-1 to Russia in the second round of fixtures.