- Euro 2024 qualifier in Iceland
- CR7 netted dramatic winner
- Fan raced onto the pitch
WHAT HAPPENED? The Portuguese were in Euro 2024 qualifying action against Iceland on Tuesday, with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo netting a dramatic match-winning goal on the occasion of his 200th international cap. The all-time great struck in the 89th minute, with his effort eventually given following a VAR review, and one supporter tried to get in on the action as he raced onto the field. Manchester City centre-half Dias was having none of it and grabbed the invading fan before he could get anywhere near the celebrating Ronaldo.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The supporter in question was quickly taken away by a steward, with Ronaldo – who is accustomed to generating such attention – allowed to bask in the glory of a 123rd goal for his country in a record-breaking international career.
WHAT NEXT? Ronaldo said of reaching a double-century on the cap front: "For me it's an unbelievable achievement, it's amazing. And, of course to score the winning goal, it's even more special.” The 38-year-old, who plays his club football in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr, is now relaxing with his family after bringing an eventful 2022-23 campaign to a close.