Historic hit as a joker
Ronaldo breaks the spell and breaks the 700-goal mark
10/09/2022, 9:19 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo makes history. again. The Portuguese initially sits alone on the bench in the Everton away game, then comes on the bench early due to a teammate’s injury – and kicks off. He cracked the next magic mark in his remarkable career.
The success story of the successful footballer Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have been told. He only plays a supporting role at Manchester United. He longs for a new task. In the summer he despaired of finding a new (top) club. Ronaldo wants to play. Ronaldo wants to shine. However, the Portuguese superstar provided a possible final highlight in the United jersey on Sunday evening. At Everton he scored just before half time as a joker (44th). It was a 2-1 lead for his team (also the final score), a historic one for the striker. It is the 700th goal at club level. Alex Iwobi initially gave the hosts the lead (5′), after which Antony equalized (15′). Manchester is now fifth in the league table.
Listed by employer, it reads as follows: he scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 144 for Manchester United where he once became a superstar and is currently under contract for a second time, 101 for Juventus Turin and 5 for his training club Sporting Lisbon. Almost exactly three years ago, he scored his 700th goal in a competitive game (including the national team). On 15 October 2019, he only scored the subsequent goal with a hand penalty in the 2-1 defeat in the European Championship qualifier against Ukraine.
And so it happened: Iwobi lost the ball to Casemiro, who quickly made the play and served Ronaldo on the left. The 37-year-old, who came in for the injured Anthony Martial after 28 minutes, was faster than Conor Coady and fired the ball from 15 meters through the legs of England international Jordan Pickford into the far corner. In the seventh mission, it was really only the first league goal. He previously scored against FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. With this sense of achievement, the five-time world footballer also puts some of the mammoth frustration he’d built up. Because of his reserve role. From his latest spasm, which he had carried for weeks.
Desperate against Nicosia
Recently, for example, he was desperate in the Europa League at Omonia Nicosia. Ronaldo had missed the best chances. The 78th minute symbolized that when the 37-year-old shot the post from a detached distance of almost six meters. In stoppage time he shot the ball just wide of the goal from the best position and bellowed his frustration into the evening air. Apart from converting his chances, Ronaldo played well.
The historic goal will do little to change Ronaldo’s role at United. Separation in winter is very likely. Coach Erik ten Hag, who was against a departure in the summer, has indicated that he has changed his mind. Recently, the rumor surfaced that the superstar was up for discussion at Galatasaray. The superstar is not yet thinking about the end of his career. He recently announced that he wanted to continue to the European Championship 2024 in Germany. There has also been criticism in his home country in recent weeks. The forbidden question had been raised as to whether CR7 should still be the undisputed regular in the national team. Especially as younger strikers like Milan’s Rafael Leão are pushing themselves