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Ronaldo Equals Lewandowski’s European All-time Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Robert Lewandowski’s European All-time Record

By David Kappel - Oct 08, 2017 03:01 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo had to come from the bench to keep Portugal’s chances of direct World Cup qualification alive, equaling a European all-time record along the way.

Click through the gallery to see Europe’s top goalscorers of the current qualification campaign.

The 32-year-old started his side’s 2-0 win over Andorra on the sidelines after picking up minor injury problems in training and in order not to risk another yellow card, which would’ve seen miss the crucial clash against Switzerland through suspension.

The hard-fought victory, Andre Silva netted Portugal’s second goal, was the eighth of the 2016 UEFA European Championship winner's in the current qualification campaign, who only lost to group B leaders Switzerland.

The Swiss still have a 100% record and both sides will meet eachh other in a showdown on Tuesday, where Portugal need a win in order to gain direct qualification for the showpiece in Russia.

Ronaldo’s goal was already his 15th strike in the current World Cup qualification campaign, equaling Lewandowski’s tally for Poland.

Fifteen strikes in a single qualification campaign is a new European all-time record, which both players now jointly hold with one more qualifier to be played.

Note:

Lewandowski has since added another strike to his tally, and is now on 16 goals in the current World Cup qualification - breaking the record again

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Poland are currently leading group E with three points over Denmark and a point in their final game against third-placed Montenegro on Sunday will see them secure their direct ticket for Russia.

 

Lewandowski or Ronaldo – who do you think will finish the European qualification as top scorer? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Buccaneer Khumalo Joined: 05 Oct 2017
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Buccaneer Khumalo Oct 09, 2017 06:02 PM
Ronaldo will break this record.
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Matwalicosi Oct 09, 2017 01:06 PM
I USE TO RESPECT AND LOVE SL BUT NOW HAVE NOTHING, EDITORS ARE LIKE HIGH SCHOOL WRITTERS LIKE THEY DON'T READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE WRITTING. THEY NO LONGER GIVE US NEWS BUT THEY WRITE WHAT THEY WISH TO BE, FAVOURATISM, HEARSAY, SPECULATIONS AT BEST ARE SHOWN ON MOST ARTICLES AND STORY PUBLISHED. PROFESSIONALISM IS NO MO...
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connaissance09 Oct 09, 2017 09:07 AM
hungary, faroe Island, andora and latvia would come last in south american group not even with one point. there are the Djibutis, lesothos, botwanas of africa. there is nothing special about them really. Europe has so many bellow average teams. I doubt an average south african knows where latvia, faroe,...are on the map.
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Stingerwalikhosi Oct 09, 2017 08:59 AM
Heee madoda I tot Cr7 is compared to messi n now its lewa...! Shame on u haters u just dont have anyting to say abt messi in world football issues lol...
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Michaeltshigama Oct 09, 2017 08:55 AM
Portugal will win the world cup
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Warras4khosi Oct 09, 2017 08:23 AM
@Jinks well said nqawa
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Warras4khosi Oct 09, 2017 08:22 AM
Hail King CR7
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jinks Oct 09, 2017 08:07 AM
This is why Cr7 is the best.he compets on different levels with different players.. UEFA hez there, national level hez there,club level hez there while other players compet on one level and on another they are nowhere like the fake king, GOAT messi.
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Carder305 Oct 09, 2017 07:52 AM
And Leonel Messie DOLOLO, he is only Good on club level ????????????????????????????
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NTSET Oct 09, 2017 07:10 AM
Messi equals Mphela's record!!!
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Nelson[barça & kby] Oct 09, 2017 06:28 AM
Useless paper,Cr7 15-16 Lewandowsk,but yet Ronaldo equals Lewa's record mxm mxm mxm,i'm ashamed to find my self joined this useless site
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clemz7 Oct 09, 2017 06:18 AM
Any of them o they wl draw
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Machine_Gun_Killer Oct 09, 2017 01:37 AM
Cr7
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Twist'embengeni Oct 08, 2017 10:53 PM
How lucky we are to experience this cr7 guy
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MADSPURS Oct 08, 2017 10:49 PM
King 7
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knowledge de lima Oct 08, 2017 10:11 PM
CR7
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Thapza@K4l Oct 08, 2017 09:25 PM
Lol
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Khosi-City Oct 08, 2017 09:17 PM
Stupid Editor did you even read what u write
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Livadown Oct 08, 2017 09:15 PM
Cowditor Lewa is on 17 now
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s.b.u_da_25 Oct 08, 2017 09:00 PM
How did he equal Lewandowski's record if Lewandowski has 16 goals and he has 15...this Cowdrid playa is just overrated

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