Cristiano Ronaldo goalscorer in five World Cups, a record hailed by the world press

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Cristiano Ronaldo goalscorer in five World Cups, a record hailed by the world press

Author of the first of Portugal’s 3 goals from the penalty spot victorious (3-2) of Ghana on Thursday for his debut in this World Cup in Qatar, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to have scored at five different World Cups. A feat that has not failed to go around the planet. Credit where honor is due, this Friday, the Portuguese sports dailies are celebrating the event as it should. In a subtle play on words, Oh Jogo title with an eloquent “Fifth sight love” accompanied by a photo of CR7 kissing the ball before taking the penalty. More sober, In Bola speaks of a “historic CR7″, emphasizing that it is the ” first player overall to score in five World Cups “, the Lisbon daily relies especially on the short success of Portugal:” We breathe deeply! “, he insists.

In Spain, where Cristiano Ronaldo evolved from 2009 to 2018 under the colors of Real Madrid, we do not necessarily do originality: Sports Diario and brand split in one “CR7 writes history”. “ A dubious penalty allows him to go a little more in history ”adds Madrid-based Marca.

In Italy, where CR7 played 4 seasons (at Juventus from 2018 to 2022), Ronaldo’s performance did not go unnoticed either. The Gazzetta dello sportthe first sports daily on the peninsula, dares to “call it CR… 5” and comments: “While waiting to find a new club, the man with the most matches and goals in the selection in the world has become the first footballer to score in five different World Cups”. The daily insists on the generous side of the penalty awarded to him: “No sooner had he felt Salisu’s contact than Ronaldo fell as if he were made of cardboard! »

the Corriere dello Sport he takes on Neapolitan accents with his “Ronaldo e meglio e Pelé”, paraphrasing the famous chant of Napoli supporters, “Maradona is better than Pelé”. All this to underline that CR7 has surpassed the legendary Brazilian player, scorer, like Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Lionel Messi, over four World Cups.

In England, the feat of the striker who has just terminated his contract with Manchester United had a more discreet echo, even if the Guardian explains on the front page that “Ronaldo makes history by scoring from the penalty spot”. Your more mocking zest from the Times: “Between breaths and sighs, Ronaldo marks and achieves his historic goal” That of an announced record.

In Belgium, the difficulties of the Portuguese marked The Last Hour sportsand this insists on the driving role of captain CR7: “Ronaldo, a record and a revolt”, titles the only sports daily in the country, which adds that “if his performance is perfectible, the sixfold Golden Ball has triggered the late awakening of his family”, pointing out that Portugal only opened the scoring after the hour mark. Our Belgian neighbors, however, went a bit too quickly: Cristiano has so far “only” five Ballons d’Or!

On the other side of the Atlantic, the Argentinians of Ole have fun with a image showing Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating his goal in front of a banner bearing the image of… Lionel Messi: “the joy of CR7 with Messi as a spectator” , comments Olé to salute the Portuguese record. The Brazilians of O Globo also recall that “Ronaldo beats Pelé’s record and becomes the first player to score in five World Cups”.


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