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Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with 85th international goal

The Portugal star is now the all-time leading European goalscorer in international football.

Updated at 15.16

CRISTIANO RONALDO MADE history as he opened the scoring in today’s World Cup clash between Portugal and Morocco.

The Real Madrid star’s powerful header from a short corner put him top of the European all-time goalscorers list in international football.

Ronaldo now has 85 goals in 152 appearances at international level, one more than former Hungary star Ferenc Puskás managed over the course of his career.

The effort was his fourth in two games at this World Cup, after he hit a hat-trick in Portugal’s opening 3-3 draw with Spain.

The 33-year-old is currently the tournament’s top scorer, ahead of Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, who scored his third goal during the hosts’ 3-1 defeat of Egypt yesterday.

However, Ronaldo still has some way to go to match international football’s all-time leading scorer, with ex-Iran striker Ali Daei scoring 109 goals for his country between 1993 and 2006.

Today’s early game finished 1-0 in Portugal’s favour.

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