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Ronaldo’s brace for scoring world record l11 goals lifts Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a scoring world record on Wednesday when his late brace, after missing an early penalty, gave him a tally of 111 international goals and lifted Portugal 2-1 over Ireland in a World Cup qualifier. Ronaldo, 36, broke a tie on 109 goals with Iran’s Ali Daei with an 89th-minute header into the bottom right corner for the equalizer. He then also nodded the winner in Faro six minutes into stoppage time. Success came after Ronaldo wasted a first big opportunity when his 15th-minute penalty was saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu. Ireland led from John Egan on the stroke of half…

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