Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'

Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'

They are back to within three points of leaders Switzerland, who beat Albania 1-0 earlier on Saturday, while Hungary sit five points behind in third place with five matches left.

With 70 career goals in 137 appearances for Portugal, Ronaldo moved to fourth on Europe's all-time scorers list.

I know how many goals I have but that's not the most important thing.

Other players that came close but could not quite break that 70 goal threshold were Ireland's Robbie Keane on 68, Spain's David Villa with 59 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 57, who have all since retired from global football. We were slow to react to their tactics, but everything changed with the first goal.

After achieving the last Euro played at France, Cristiano is having very good performances with his national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo is back with the Portugal national team - and that means a fresh opportunity to hit more global milestones, of course. "We have a lot of young players".




"From this point, we have five left to reach our goal of reaching the World Cup from first place in our group", he told RTP.

The goals Ronaldo scored on Saturday were nice ones on top of it.

Their chances of reaching Russian Federation 2018 now look to be slipping away, while Portugal can prepare for Tuesday's friendly with Sweden knowing that their own place in the finals is still firmly in their own hands.

"It will be attractive", Ronaldo said.

On Gomes, he added: "He's done very well since he started with the national team. It will be good for the people of Madeira".

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