49. Treble in Club Life – Manchester United Celebrate Ronaldo
At 37, Cristiano Ronaldo is beating his will. By beating Tottenham, he equaled the FIFA record for most goals in football history and retained his club Manchester United for the Champions League.
D.Thanks to the outstanding performance of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, German football coach Ralph Ranknick celebrated a significant home win with Manchester United in the English Premier League. In the 3-2 (2-1) victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Ronaldo scored three times.
This is the 49th hat-trick in the 37-year-old’s club life. With 807 goals, Ronaldo now holds the FIFA record for most goals in football history.
Striker put the Red Devils ahead 12 minutes later at Old Trafford. After Harry Kane equalized for Spurs (35th minute / penalty), Man United regained the lead with a Portuguese goal. After an own goal from Harry Maguire (72nd), Ronaldo scored again (81st) to replace the loud applause.
Due to the victory on home soil, Manchester United advanced to fourth place in the table with 50 points, which qualifies them to participate in the Champions League. However, the Ranknick team has played 29 games, while the fifth-placed Arsenal have played only 25 games, with 48 points as a direct rival.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have won the English League Cup, their eighth consecutive Premier League victory, with the leaders retaining their chasing role behind Manchester City. Germany coach Jர்கrgen Klopp’s team won 2-0 (1-0) at Brighton & Hove Albion Stadium on Saturday. Louis Diaz (19 ‘) won by a header and Mohamed Salah (61’) from the penalty spot as they took control of Brighton after a flat start against a brave host.
Diaz was unable to celebrate his goal at first. Colombian player Brighton was hit in the head by a goalkeeper and fell to the ground when the ball fell into the net. After a short break, Diaz was able to continue playing, finally being named “Man of the Match”.
Four days after advancing to the Champions League quarter-finals, Liverpool are on course for four possible titles this season. The gap for Premier League leaders Man City was three points after 28 games. The two teams will meet in a direct confrontation in April. Liverpool are in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and face second tier Nottingham Forest next Sunday.