Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Saturday in World Cup Qualifying against Hungary. After scoring a sweet goal in the first half , he scored an even better one in the second half with a brilliant free kick. And that goal was his 70th international strike, joining the 70-goal club for European players, which also includes just Miroslav Klose and Ferenc Puskas. Here is the goal: What a way to get it. It’s tough enough to go far post, but to do it from that distance is absurd.
Scoring goals has been the biggest problem for Middlesbrough in its return to the Premier League, and that overshadows how well the Northeast club has defended its own goal. Ben Gibson has been a huge part of that, and now he’ll earn the chance to represent his nation thanks to an injury to Chris Smalling. Gibson will join England ahead of Sunday’s home World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. Gibson has far and away been Boro’s best player, leading the side in blocked shots and clearances. The blocked shots total is tied for ninth in the Premier League, 11 behind current leader and new England teammate Michael Keane. Smalling’s undisclosed injury is a bigger problem for Manchester United, which
Sydney FC clinched the Premiers' Plate as regular season champions in Australian Football's A-League when the Melbourne Victory's 1-0 loss to Brisbane on Saturday left Sydney with an unassailable lead in first place. Sydney was due to play Perth on Sunday but the results of that and its remaining matches against Melbourne City, Wellington and Newcastle are largely academic as it now holds an 11-point lead over the Victory with three full rounds to play.