Cristiano points to 100

The Portuguese is, with 99 goals, the top scorer in the history of the European teams. His goal: to exceed the 109 of Ali Daei, of Iran.


Writing a preview of a Portugal match without falling into the clichés about Cristiano Ronaldo's hunger for goal and his continuous records seems like an impossible task and the truth is that the Juventus forward makes it very difficult to ignore him and look the other way Beyond his spectacular figures: he has scored 99 goals for his national team and if he scores tonight against Sweden he will become the first European player to reach the centenary in his country's shirt (follow the game live on Once he reaches 100, the challenge will be to hunt down Ali Daei, who scored 107 goals with Iran that place him as the top scorer in the history of the national teams.

With this premise, today's will be an expectant return for Cristiano to Fernando Santos' eleven after missing the last game against Croatia due to a foot infection caused by a wasp sting. Thus, the Portuguese coach will be able to recount for the first time in ten months with his "fantastic four": Cristiano, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and João Félix. Atlético's was the great figure of the reigning Nations League champion in the match against the Croats and we can't wait to see how he mixes with the former Madrid player, with whom he barely shone when they met on the pitch.

In front will be a rejuvenated Sweden that last Saturday already put nothing more and nothing less than France, current world champion, in trouble. Kulusevski, for whom Juventus paid Parma 40 million euros in January, and Real Sociedad striker Isak are the two great hopes of the Nordic team, which also has one of the most reliable defenses on the continent, as already demonstrated in the phase qualifying for the European Championship, in which he was Spain's toughest rival.

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