Ronaldo becomes Europe’s all-time leading scorer

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Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s highest ever scorer in international football when he struck an early goal in Portugal’s Group B match against Morocco here on Wednesday.

Ronaldo’s diving fourth-minute header at Luzhniki Stadium was his 85th goal for his country, breaking the record held by Hungary great Ferenc Puskas, Xinhua news agency reported.

The 33-year-old Real Madrid star equalled the record with a hat-trick against Spain last Friday.

Puskas scored 84 international goals for Hungary between 1945 and 1956.

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