Cristiano Ronaldo is jabbed on 99 goals for the past 10 months. After scoring the 2-0 win away to Luxembourg, in the last international. The Celebutante is with the national squad but has a toe infection and did not join the training sessions. Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer and is the most capped player. It is no second thought that Ronaldo is a celebrated player in the time and also outside. But as the toe infection is present the player will have to wait before nature’s healing will. Coach Fernando Santos on the injury
I have a few doubts as to whether he will be fit . Cristiano trained very well on Monday and Tuesday But on Wednesday had this pain in his toe.
Ronaldo last played early August when Juventus were knocked out of the Champion Leagues by Lyon.
The humbled player on his seasons ‘goals’ laid out
Victories. Commitment. Dedication. Professionalism with all my strength and with the precious help of my teammates and all of the Juventus staff we work once again to conquer Italy, Europe and the World.
There have been no matches played in Europe since the last November due to COVID out-break
Portugal’s following match is away to Sweden on Tuesday. Ronaldo, 35 is bidding to become only the second player to score 100 goals at the International level after Iran’s Ali Daeli.
Season toughens as players excused
While Ronaldo is with the national squad and could play, both Portugal and Croatia are lacking star players. Croatia excused Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic from international duties against Portugal and for a world cup final rematch with France on Tuesday. Modric who is 34 played a crucial role as Real Madrid rallied when La Riga resumed after the lockdown and rested when the title was secured. Lillie Midfielder Renato Sanches is released from the squad for unspecified medical reasons