Cristiano Ronaldo sent message from Ali Daei after equaling his international goals record

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent a message by Iran legend Ali Daei following his record being equalled on Wednesday night.

It comes after an enthralling night of football in the Euros this summer as a frantic Group F was concluded.

Portugal drew 2-2 against France with Ronaldo scoring twice from the penalty spot to see the Selecao through to the next round of the tournament.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner now has 109 goals for his country – drawing level with Daei, who netted the same amount for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

And the former Bayern Munich striker has congratulated Ronaldo on achieving the landmark and has urged him on to take the record outright.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 109 goals for Portugal

He took to Instagram to say: “Congratulations to Cristiano who is now one goal away from breaking the men’s international goal scoring record.

“I am honoured that this remarkable achievement will belong to Ronaldo – great champion of football and caring humanist who inspires and impacts lives throughout the world. Vamos!”

Ronaldo's 109 goals for Portugal will further the argument that he is the best player of all-time.

His brace also saw him break Miroslav Klose's record for most goals at the World Cup and European Championships with a total of 20, beating the German's 19.

It adds to his record of being the top scorer at the Euros with 13 now, one he achieved against Hungary on June 15 when he netted twice late on.

Ronaldo is also already the top scorer in the Champions League, a competition commonly viewed as the most prestigious in club football.

Ronaldo scored two penalties against France
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It comes after an astonishing night of drama in Group F of the Euros, where Germany ended up qualifying after a late equaliser against Hungary.

Joachim Low's men were facing an exit from the tournament with their lesser-known opponents leading for much of the match only for Bayern midfielder Leon Goretzka to strike low to break Hungarian hearts.

It means Die Mannschaft will face England on Tuesday at Wembley after jumping above Portugal, who will now take on Belgium.

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The Portuguese had occupied every spot in the group on a rollercoaster of a night where even the top mathematicians were struggling to keep up.

For much of the night, it appeared that England would face Portugal in the round of 16, a team that the Three Lions have notoriously struggled against.

Back in 2004, with Luiz Felipe Scolari in charge, they knocked the English out on penalties after goalkeeper Ricardo netted the winning spot-kick.

Germany star Leon Goretzka grabbed the equaliser against Hungary

But it will be the Germans at Wembley instead, another country England have a tough history with and memories of Euro 96 will no doubt be recalled.

On that occasion, Paul Gascoigne was infamously inches away from scoring the golden goal in extra-time that would have seen the Three Lions prevail.

However, Germany would go through when Gareth Southgate, now in the dugout, missed his penalty in more heartbreak for England.

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