Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:43

 

Photo Credit:EURO2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo moved one goal closer to the all-time international goalscoring record in men's football as Portugal thrashed Andorra.

He reached 102 goals with Portugal to sit seven shy of the 109 scored by former Iran striker Ali Daei, the only other male soccer player to surpass the 100-goal milestone for a national team.

Ronaldo, 35, scored his 102nd goal for his country with a powerful header and is now seven behind the record of Iran's Ali Daei.

Wolves forward Pedro Neto also scored on his debut - one of five Wanderers players in the Portugal squad.

Michy Batshuayi scored twice for Belgium as they beat Switzerland 2-1.

And Leicester winger Cengiz Under scored as Turkey and Croatia drew 3-3.

With 127 places in the latest Fifa rankings between Portugal (seven) and Andorra (134), the logic of a friendly before two rounds of Nations League matches could be questionable.

Juventus forward Ronaldo was left on the bench as a precaution after picking up an ankle injury against Lazio last weekend and replaced Neto at the break.

He scored Portugal's sixth goal with five minutes left with a thumping header.