Iceland vs Portugal highlights
As the Euro 2024 qualifiers match Iceland vs Portugal highlights is online, Portugal had victory over Iceland on 1-0 score at Laugardalsvollur on yesterday’s meetings.
Christanio Ronaldo had his last minute goal which made the victory of Portugal on 89th minute of the match. He became the first men’s player to win 200 international caps in their Euro 2024 qualifying win over Iceland.
The 38-year-old turned home Goncalo Inacio’s header from close range. The goal was initially ruled out for an Inacio offside but was awarded by the video assistant referee.
That was Ronaldo’s 123rd international goal, extending his world record. Al-Nassr’s Ronaldo broke Kuwait forward Bader Al-Mutawa’s 196-cap record in March – and was given a certificate by Guinness World Records before kick-off to mark this latest landmark.
“For me it’s an unbelievable achievement, it’s amazing,” he said after the match. “And, of course to score the winning goal, it’s even more special. Portugal had victory over Liechtenstein with 4-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round where Ronaldo double scored and became the most capped player of all time.
“We didn’t play so well but sometimes football is like that but we scored a goal and, in my opinion, we deserved it. I’m so happy because of 200 caps, but this is even more special.”
Ronaldo is in his 20th year of playing for Portugal, having made his international debut in 2003, and is still a regular in the team despite leaving Europe for Saudi Arabia after the World Cup. Repbulic of Ireland had victory over Gibraltar with 3-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The former Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus forward has won the Ballon d’Or five times. His fifth goal of Euro 2024 qualifying helped take Portugal on to four wins from four games. Iceland, who have only won once, had Willum Willumsson sent off for two bookings with 10 minutes to go. Turkey had victory over Wales with 2-0 on the Euro’s 2024 Qualifiers round.
Ronaldo’s journey over his career
Manchester United announced they had reached an agreement with Juventus to re-sign Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical. The transfer was for an initial £12.85 million, with a two-year contract plus an optional year, and was confirmed on 31 August.
Ronaldo was given the number 7 shirt after Edinson Cavani agreed to switch to 21. The first 24 hours of Ronaldo’s shirt sales was reported to have broken the all-time record following a transfer, overtaking Messi after his move to Paris Saint-Germain.
On 11 September, Ronaldo made his second debut at Old Trafford, scoring the opening two goals in a 4–1 league victory against Newcastle United.
On 29 September, he scored a last-minute winner in United’s 2–1 victory at home to Villarreal in the Champions League, and overtook Iker Casillas as the player with the most appearances in the competition.
In the next Champions League fixture on 20 October, Ronaldo again scored a last minute winner, helping United overturn a two-goal deficit in a 3–2 home victory against Atalanta, and scored both goals, including a last minute equalizer, in the reverse fixture against Atalanta on 2 November.
On 23 November, Ronaldo became the first player to score in five consecutive matches of a Champions League campaign for an English club, after opening United’s 2–0 victory away against Villarreal, with his six goals being crucial to United’s qualifying for the round of 16 as group winners.
On 2 December, Ronaldo netted two goals in a 3–2 home league win against Arsenal, which saw him surpass 800 career goals.
The following month, after enduring a fractured relationship with his teammates and interim manager Ralf Rangnick, his performances and his team’s declined during the season, with Ronaldo equalling his worst goalscoring run since 2010 during his time with Real Madrid, being two months without scoring a goal, before scoring his first goal in the new year, opening United’s 2–0 win home against Brighton & Hove Albion on 15 February 2022.
He finished the season with 24 goals in all competitions, 18 of those goals being in the Premier League, making him the third-highest goalscorer in the league behind Golden Boot winners Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min, being named in the Premier League Team of the Year and the winner of United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, given to the club’s best player from the previous season.