The former Real Madrid star, and Juventus Forward nets a hat-trick against Cagliari in the second half of the game.
The second-half was all one-way traffic with 34-year-old Ronaldo breaking the deadlock just after the interval. He added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes with Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain coming off the bench to strike a third on 81 minutes, before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick a minute later.
Juve are three points ahead of Inter in the table with Antonio Conte’s side travelling to Napoli later on Monday, looking to keep pace with the eight-time reigning champions.
Atalanta closed to within a point of fourth-placed Roma, who lost 2-0 to Torino on Sunday, with a 5-0 rout of Parma, having also beaten AC Milan by the same scoreline before the winter break.
The side from Bergamo were already three goals up before the break thanks to Alejandro Gomez, Remo Freuler and Robin Gosens, with Josip Ilicic adding a double in a nine minute second-half spell
Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and in the decade16 hours ago8448 viewsby Rahaman Abiola- Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of year 2019. The Portuguese star was also named UEFA competition top scorer of the decade.
The Juventus star beat Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandoski to the huge landmarkCristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and the decade ahead of his arch-rival and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
The Juventus star emerged the winner for fourth time record with an impressive feat of 21 goals in 2019 and 145 goals from 2010.The Portuguese beat off competition from Tottenham star Harry Kane and Dutch ace Vivianne Miedema to reach the significant landmark.Ronaldo has been a leading stellar star in all UEFA fixtures for club and country in 2013, 2014 and 2017, except in 2018 after he lost the feat to Chelsea’s Daishawn Redan.But in 2019, the Portuguese star put in a fabulous show with his killer-instinct producing seven goals for the Old Lady in UEFA Champions League goals.
Ronaldo also hit a total number of fourteen goals for Portugal in Euro 2020 qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League finals to end the year well- two goals ahead of Kane who had 19 goals.Meanwhile, Ronaldo was also crowned UEFA top-scorer of the decade with 145 goals. Bayern star Robert Lewandoski came second with 101 goals.Lionel Messi came a record third with 99 goals, as Norway’s Ada Hegerberg and France’s Eugénie Le Sommer capped the top five list.
Ronaldo nets hat -trick, Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia and Bernardo Silva shared the other goals in the one-sided Group B match.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved closer to reaching 100 goals for his international career.
Portugal are now second with 14 points, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify if they win in Luxembourg on Sunday. Leaders Ukraine have qualified.
Ronaldo was quick was quick off the mark, winning and converting a penalty in the seventh minute.
The 34-year-old got to the ball ahead of Saulius Mikoliunas, who clipped his heel, and converted the spot-kick with a shot into the middle of the goal which hit goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus’ foot on the way in.
Lithuania suffered more losss 15 minutes later as they lost the ball in midfield and Paciencia slipped the ball quickly to Ronaldo who produced a wicked, dipping first-time shot which flew past the bemused Setkus from 25 metres.
He had another shot on the turn saved by Setkus and blasted over after bursting into the box before the break.
Pizzi, Paciencia and Silva scored in an 11-minute spell after halftime and Ronaldo sent two efforts agonisingly wide as the siege continued.
He completed his hat trick from Silva’s pass in the 65th minute before Paciencia set him up nicely for a fourth but Ronaldo fired over the
5 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo is a Better Player Than Lionel Messi
It cannot be denied that in the world of football, the two biggest names are none other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
They are simply two of the greatest players of this generation. But determining the best between the two is an ongoing debate. While there are those who will go for the Messi, there is no doubt whatsoever that many will also go for Ronaldo. They just think that the latter is a much better athlete than the former and vice versa. Hence, it is no surprise why fans continue to argue continuously as to who is a better player. After all, both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have managed to provide some absolute moments of magic for the sports fans across the globe.
But before you consider going for some free bets, it is interesting to see why the former Real Madrid superstar is better than Messi. Take for example the Ballon d’Or, which is an award every football player in the world wants to have. Interestingly, all odds and predictions are pointing to Ronaldo and Messi. Meaning, they are two favorite players expected to win the said award. However, Messi’s odds of winning it are at 15/1, while Ronaldo is around 9/20. Judging by the numbers, it is safe to say that the latter is likely to win, giving him a lead at the race to become a GOAT (greatest of all-time).
In order to make this argument valid and worth checking, the article enlists reasons why Ronaldo is a top choice. So, without further ado, here are the 5 reasons why.
1. Sir Alex Ferguson Said It
It is no secret that Ronaldo decided to leave Manchester United in 2009. While it definitely hurt his teammates and particularly the fans, it was Sir Alex Ferguson who really felt the significance of having a superstar calibre in the form of Ronaldo. According to Business Insider, Ferguson described the football player as “a massive loss” after leaving the team. In his own words, he easily sees Ronaldo as “the best player in the world.”
Mind you, Ferguson’s description goes beyond just that. To him, Ronaldo is not only better than Kaka but also triumphs over Messi. “He is streets ahead of them all,” the Scottish former football manager and player of Manchester United said. Ferguson’s reasoning circles around the fact that Ronaldo, contrary to popular belief, has the ability to score goals in every way possible. In addition, he defines Ronaldo’s playability as someone who possesses all different types of attacking. If you combine free-kick specialists, goal poachers, speedy wingers, and so forth, you will get nothing but Ronaldo.
2. A More Complete Player
Anyone can agree that when it comes to doing spectacular things on the ball, either Messi or Ronaldo can get the job done. They are both blessed with the incredible qualities, such as excellent agility and top-notched dribbling skills. But what makes Ronaldo really different from Messi is his completeness. He is simply a more complete player than the latter, thanks to his unmatched heading ability.
Time and again, the Portuguese football superstar has delivered at some of the most important situations in teeth-wrenching matches. This is his due to his incredible headers, allowing him to tilt the balance of the game towards his team. Messi, on the other hand, is all about agility, ball control, and dribbling. Sure, Ronaldo can easily come close – if not be better – with Messi in all of the said areas. However, one cannot deny the fact that Ronaldo is just miles ahead in terms of athletic and physical abilities. These qualities easily make him a more complete when compared to the Argentine superstar.
3. International Success
The Barcelona superstar managed to grab and win each club trophy. The only catch, though, is that he has yet to acquire a trophy with Argentina. Messi has come heartbreakingly close with his team on various occasions, but, unfortunately for him, he fails to hand a trophy while working with the Albiceleste.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s career, on the other hand, is somewhat similar to Messi’s career but not until the summer Euro 2016. It was during that time that Portugal famously beat the host country France, securing a historic and memorable victory. It is sad that Ronaldo injured himself in the final, but everyone knows that he was successful in guiding his team to the title bout. More importantly, he emerged as an inspirational leader throughout the said tournament.
Keep in mind that the greatest players always have the ability to raise their game and, at the same time, propel a mediocre team to success. Ronaldo’s display of this incredibleness during the Euro 2016 triumph is proof that he is among the game’s all-time greats. This success, in particular, has firmly cemented his legacy. Until Messi becomes successful in grabbing a trophy with his talented Argentinian team, Ronaldo will always have a steady margin over him in any football debate there is.
4. Ronaldo Has Proven Himself in Various Leagues
Anyone will easily agree that if there a league that is the most competitive, it is none other than The Premier League. With that said, it was Ronaldo who became a standout player during his run at the Manchester United. To perfectly back up this argument, let’s bring back the Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the conversation. He added yet another explanation why he would always choose Ronaldo over Messi. He said that when the ball is at the latter’s feet, it seems he is wearing slippers. He added this: “I think Messi is a Barcelona player but Ronaldo could be playing for Stockport County and he would score a hat-trick. He is brilliant in the air and he has two feet.” Again, this does not mean that Messi is nothing close to being a great player. Of course, he is. But if he wants to compete with Ronaldo and beat him, he has to accomplish what the latter has achieved. Otherwise, comparing him and Ronaldo is only a waste of time.
5. A More Prolific Scorer
Football’s ultimate aim is to simply score. When it comes to acknowledging who the ultimate goal scorer is, it is easily Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, he is the only player in the history of football to win the golden shoe at least 4 times. And if you have been following Real Madrid, you will see just how great of a goal scorer he is. He is just mindboggling! Another interesting addition to his resume is his achievement of scoring 50+ goals in about 6 different seasons, a record only himself has achieved in the history of the game.
Every year I have to prove that I’m good’ – Ronaldo ‘annoyed’ by constant criticism
The 34-year-old forward continues to attract silverware following his move to Juventus but wishes his critics would let him be
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is “annoyed” that he is forced to prove that he is a good player every year and wants critics to leave him alone.
The Juventus and Portugal star has long been regarded as one of the best players the game has ever seen, having won five Ballons d’Or and as many Champions League titles.
After winning the Serie A title with Juve this season, the 34-year-old has now won league crowns in three different countries and is challenging for the Italian division’s top scorer award having scored 21 times in 29 appearances.
But the attacker continues to receive criticism in some circles because of his ongoing rivalry with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi and he finds the animosity towards him irritating.
“I will not deny that sometimes it annoys me and it tires because it seems that every year you must prove that you are very good,” he told El Pais .
“It’s hard. You have what you have to have that extra pressure of having to prove something to people, not just for you, also to the people around you. Your family, your mother, your son: ‘Cris, you have to win tomorrow’.
“That makes you more active. You always have to train, but there comes a time when you say: ‘Look, let me be’.”
He added: “I don’t think they believe I’m a robot, but they do see me as a person who can never have a problem, can never be sad, can never have a problem.
“People identify having no problems, success, with money. How can you be sad or have a downer if you have millions? You must understand that people do not think like you, have not lived certain moments, do not have a culture greater than what they are allowed.
“But I understand it. I know people are waiting with a shotgun for Cristiano to miss a penalty, or to fail in a crucial match. But it is part of life and I must be prepared. I’ve been prepared for many years now.”
Nevertheless, Ronaldo insists he is still enjoying his playing career, saying he hopes to keep surprising his critics.
“I see football as a mission: go to the field, win, make me better,” he said.
“Those moments when I went out on to the field thinking: ‘I’m going to dribble!’ Honestly, I don’t have those moments anymore.
“There is an additional pressure. People are always judging: ‘It’s over already. He’s 33, 34 or 35 years old, he should stop’. And you want to surprise people: here the bug follows.”
Ronaldo equaliser prevents landmark Torino victory as Juve’s home run continues.
The Portugal star scored a late header in Friday’s Turin derby, preventing Juve’s city rivals from earning a huge win
Cristiano Ronaldo’s late equaliser on Friday prevented city rivals Torino from earning a landmark win over Juventus.
With Juventus down 1-0 to Torino late in the game, Ronaldo rose up from six yards out to nod Leonardo Spinazzola’s cross past Salvatore Sirigu.
The 84th-minute equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Juventus in the Turin derby, with Ronaldo now having scored seven goals in his last nine Serie A appearances.
Ronaldo’s goal was the 601st of his club career after he reached the 600-goal milestone with a goal against Inter on Saturday.
The Portuguese has now reached 101 headed club goals in his career and he has been especially prolific in the air of late, with seven of his last 10 goals in all competitions coming from headers.
Ronaldo’s goal also prevented Torino from winning away at Juventus for the first time since 1995, with Juve winning nine and drawing four of the 13 games since then.
Torino could have drawn level on points with fourth-place Atalanta had they held on for a win, but Walter Mazzarri’s side are still in the midst of a record-setting campaign.
The Granata are on 57 points so far in 2018-19, equalling their club record haul in the three-point era set in the 2013-14 season.
Juventus, meanwhile are on 89 points and lead second-place Napoli by 19 points, having already clinched their eighth consecutive Serie A title.
Juve’s ability to come from behind is a major reason they so easily won another Scudetto, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side now having gained 21 points from trailing situations this season, the most in Serie A.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men will close out the season with games against Atalanta and Sampdoria.
Man u star wants Man United to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford
– Jesse Lingard of Manchester United says he would love his club to sign Ronaldo back
– Lingard added that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world – Ronaldo played for Man United between 2003 and 2009 before he joined Real Madrid Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has made it clear that he would love the club’s chiefs to bring Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer.
The Red Devils are currently fighting to finish among the top four teams this season in the Premier League after been sent out of the Champions League by Barcelona.
And while arriving at Manchester United’s training ground on Thursday morning, May 2, Lingard explained that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the club. Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently playing for Juventus played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009 before he joined Spanish side Real Madrid.
”I would love Man United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been one of the best players in the world over the last decade. He has been here before so he would slot right back in.
”Growing up he was just unbelievable to watch in a United shirt, so on a personal note it would be amazing to play with him,” Lingard told Mirror UK.
Jesse Lingard is expected to be in Manchester United’s squad for their clash with Huddersfield this weekend in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s appetite for super cars is insatiable, and now reports have surfaced that the five time ballon d’Or winner has added yet another master engine to his multi-million garage.
It is understood the Juventus star has purchased the one-of-a-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire that was first presented at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the Geneva International Motorshow 2019.
La Voiture Noire – French for “the black car” — was unveiled as the main event for the French company at this year’s Motorshow. While the final price is yet to be confirmed, Bugatti disclosed that the car was bought for £9.5 million estimated at £14.4 million including tax.
According to Mirror UK, Ronaldo has bought the unique Bugatti priced at an eye-watering 14.4million, making it “the most expensive new car of all time”. Can’t touch this! Cristiano Ronaldo buys world’s most expensive car
Credit: Mirror UK
The superior machine has six exhaust pipes, illuminated lettering and an 8.0-litre turbocharged W16 engine that can reach up to 420 kph on a good day. Bugatti confirmed reports that their one-off model now had an owner and all fingers point at that owner being the Portuguese football star.
Earning around 26m per year, the footballer has enough financial muscle to do so and his love for Bugatti is something hawk-eyed.
However, Ronaldo will not be able to drive the car until 2021 as the company is said to be still finalising and making some few touches on the prototype.
The former Real Madrid star’s garage is said to include a Ujn Ferrari 5999 GTO, a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, a Mercedes Clase C Sport coupe and a Rolls Royce Phantom. He also owns a Mclaren MP4 12C, a Bentley Continental GT and an Aston Martin DB9.
Alex Sandro’s goal and an own goal from German Pezzella were enough to seal the title with five games to spare for the reigning champions
Juventus confirmed their domestic supremacy in Italy by sealing a record eighth consecutive Scudetto win after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fiorentina.
The Turin giants suffered disappointment in Europe in midweek, losing to Ajax to crash out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.
But in Italy at least Massimiliano Allegri’s men remain on top of the pile.
Alex Sandro hit in the first half to cancel out Nikola Milenkovic’s early strike for Fiorentina, bringing the scoreline to 1-1 an equalizer.
After the break Juve then took the lead, German Pezzella turning a Cristiano Ronaldo cross past his own keeper to complete the comeback for the hosts.
Juventus needed just a draw to wrap up the title with five games to spare and celebrations started at the final whistle, with Napoli’s clash against Atalanta on Monday now irrelevant to the Scudetto chase.
It also marks a first Serie A for Ronaldo, who has contributed 19 goals to the Juve cause in the league so far this season in his maiden campaign since joining from Real Madrid in 2018.
The team’s glittering run of success dates back to the 2011-12 season when, under the stewardship of Antonio Conte, they lifted their first silverware since the breaking of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 with that year’s Scudetto.
Conte went on to win the next two titles before leaving in the summer of 2014 to take the Italy job. His replacement Allegri has continued Juve’s dominance with four Scudetti in as many seasons since taking over from the ex-Chelsea boss.
This latest victory marks Juventus’ 35th Serie A title, just short of double the number achieved by nearest rivals Milan, who have prevailed on 18 occasions.
The Turin side have additionally finished top on two further occasions, in 2004-5 and 2005-6, only to see those wins overturned due to Calciopoli, with the former revoked and the latter awarded to second-placed Inter.
European success, however, continues to elude Allegri’s charges.
The last Champions League victory for Juventus came all the way back in 1995-6, despite making the final on five separate occasions since then.
– Matthijs de Ligt netted the heartbreaker for Ajax with a header and will now wait for the winner between Man City and Tottenham in the semi-final Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal was not enough as Juventus suffered a 1-2 home defeat against Ajax on Tuesday, April 16, in the reverse fixture of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
The encounter at Allianz Stadium saw Ajax come from behind to beat Juventus on the night and progress to the semifinals on a 3-2 aggregate win. Ajax made an early substitution, with Daley Sinkgraven replacing Nossair Mazraoui in the 6th minute after the later suffered a knock.
As the half progressed, Juventus were not finding it easy to break down the Dutch side, who showed class with the fluidity of their passing game.
However, it was Ronaldo again that netted the game’ opener in the 29th minute, to put Juventus into the lead after a decent assist from Miralem Pjanic. In the 34th minute Ajax levelled scores after Donny van de Beek beat Juventus defence offside trap. Moise Kean replaced Paulo Dybala as Juventus embark on quest to score the second goal.
Juventus had a penalty appeal after Emre Can went down in the vital area, after a tackle from an Ajax player, but the referee ignored making the call Ajax came close to netting the winner twice in the 57th minute but Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny was spot on to make a save.
And moment later Juve defence denied the visitor another chance to go into the lead.
But in the 67th minute after Matthijs de Light nodded in Ajax second off a corner-kick from Lasse Schone to further peg Juventus behind. Indeed, it was the deciding moment of the game as Juventus needed to scores two more goals without conceding again, if they must progress to the semis.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina shows off heavy back side in a gym
Cristiano Ronaldo seems busy getting ready for Juventus Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash against Ajax.
The 34-year-old will be staging a return to the Old Lady’s first team since his getting injured while on international duty last month. Meanwhile, his spouse, Georgina Rodríguez, also showed off her stunning back side during a gym session.
The 25-year-old took time out to express her flexibility in the gym in a light green flexibility after splitting fully in front of a mirror.
Georgina Rodríguez however shared the picture on her official Instagram page with well over 500 thousand likes following in close to one hour according to SunSport.
While posting the picture online, the Spaniard who was born in Argentina captioned the post: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Georgina has a daughter with Ronaldo, named Alana Martina on November 12, 2017 – but she has already returned to her superb shape.
Earlier this week Rodriguez – who is strongly rumoured to be engaged to Ronaldo – revealed it was “love at first sight” for the power couple. Gio claimed: “The first meeting with Ronaldo was at Gucci where I worked as a sales assistant. “Days later we saw each other again at another brand’s event and it was then we could talk in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of my work environment.
According to respected Portuguese news outlet O Jogo, the club’s board members are also reported to be open to the decision having ratified the initial plan. The renaming of the facility seeks to celebrate the former Manchester United forward’s legacy at the club where he started his footballing career.
Ronaldo joined Sporting CP in 1997 as a youngster and rose through the ranks to make his debut with the senior team in 2002.
He later moved to the Premier League with Manchester United, before sealing a sensational move to Real Madrid where he enjoyed an illustrious career.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Juventus training right in time for Ajax Champions League clash
– Cristiano Ronaldo reains with Juventus teammates for the first time since returning from international break last month
– The 34-year-old suffered a minor injury during his national team outing with Portugal in March
– Ronaldo is now expected to return to starting line up in their midweek fixture having missed their last two fixtures in the Serie A Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has has handed Juventus a boost after returning to training few days bofore their Champions League quarterfinal clash against Ajax.
The 34-year-old has not featured for the Old Lady in their last two matches owing to the injury he picked up during last month’s FIFA international break.
His absence was however not felt as Italian youngster Moise Kaen inspired Massimiliano Allegri’s side to back to back wins over Cagliary and Milan respectively.
Football Italia however reports that the former Real Madrid forward trained with the rest of the team on Sunday morning – meaning he could be available for selection on match day. Since his return from national team assignment, Ronaldo has been working intensively with the club’s physiotherapists in a bid to stage a return to action early.
Meanwhile, Emre Can is unlikely to travel to Holland with the squad after limping off from Juve’s 2-1 win over AC Milan over the weekend. The German star is expected to undergo further diagnosis in the next few days, but the mood is not optimistic.
Sami Khedira made his comeback against Milan a month after heart surgery, with Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Leonardo Spinazzola and Mattia De Sciglio also returning.
Douglas Costa is expected to be in the squad for the trip to Amsterdam, but not start, as he has been out of action for several months.
Cristiano Ronaldo whose full name is ” Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro” is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
Born on 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, He raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at age 15. He underwent an operation to treat his condition, and began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003.
He has a height of 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time with rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player to win four European Golden Shoes.
He has won 27 trophies in his career, including five league titles, five UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship.
A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in Europe’s top-five leagues (414), the UEFA Champions League (124), the UEFA European Championship (9), as well as those for most assists in the UEFA Champions League (34) and the UEFA European Championship (6). He has scored 700 senior career goals for club and country.
After winning his first trophy in England, the FA Cup, during his first season there, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup.
By age 22, he had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations and at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of, what was, at the time, the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million).
With Real Madrid, Ronaldo won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups.
Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer, Ronaldo scored a record 34 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying eight hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season and is the only player to reach 30 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons.
After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d’Or in 2013 and 2014.
After winning the 2016 and 2017 Champions Leagues, Ronaldo secured back-to-back Ballons d’Or again in 2016 and 2017.
A historic third consecutive Champions League followed, making Ronaldo the first player to win the trophy five times.
In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million; the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest fee ever paid for a player over 30 years old.
A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015.
He made his senior debut for Portugal in 2003 at age 18, and has since had over 150 caps, including appearing and scoring in eight major tournaments, becoming Portugal’s most capped player and his country’s all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final.Planck
He took over full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament, before becoming the highest European international goalscorer of all-time.