THE FRESH BYTES
2006 World Cup (Germany) Against Iran
Cr7 scored his maiden world cup goal against Iran when he converted a penalty in the 80th minute to give his side a 2-0 lead.
The captain of the ship scored the 6th goal in a 7-0 victory against North Korea. He also assisted in that game.
The skipper scored a late winner against Ghana to give the side a 2-1 victory. However, it was not enough for Portugal to go through.
In this match, Cristiano scored a hattrick against Spain in a high-scoring clash that resulted 3-3. First goal came in the 4th minute in form of a spot kick.
He scored again before half time to give his side a 2-1 lead, however Diego Costa equalized for Spain soon after.
Spain was leading 3-2 at the very end of the match, and Portugal was on the verge of a defeat. Captain stepped onto the ball to score a free kick to equalize for Portugal.
Ronaldo went on to score a goal against Morocco in 1-0 win in the 2nd group stage match before a 1-1 draw against Iran to go through the Knockout phase.
Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty against Ghana in their opening game to become the only player to have scored in 5 World Cups.