June 20, 2018 / 12:38 PM / 3 months ago

Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer with strike against Morocco

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s all-time leading international scorer with 85 goals when he headed in Portugal’s opening strike in their World Cup Group B match against Morocco on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s dramatic 3-3 draw against Spain on Friday to match Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s record top scorer with 84 goals.

The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward scored in the fourth minute against Morocco to give Portugal the early lead and is now only behind Ali Daei of Iran, on 109 goals, in the global all-time scoring charts.

Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Christian Radnedge

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