Cristiano Ronaldo nets his 700th career goal for Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo nets his 700th career goal for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal during Portugal’s 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday – but how did he reach the staggering milestone?

Ronaldo reached the sensational milestone with a clinical penalty but he and his team-mates were unable to find an equaliser against the 10 men of Ukraine.

The 34-year-old has scored more career goals than any other active player in professional football, edging the 672 amassed by his former La Liga adversary Lionel Messi.

“The records come naturally, I don’t look for them, the records look for me,” he told reporters after scoring another milestone goal.

“It’s not for anyone to reach this number and I thank everyone, team-mates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who helped Cristiano Ronaldo become the player that he is.

“It’s a nice moment in my career but there was a bitter taste because we didn’t win.”

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