Cristiano Ronaldo scores a acrobatic volley for Portugal v Latvia

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With two goals in Portugal’s 4-1 victory over Latvia, Cristiano Ronaldo now has a remarkable 68 international goals to his name.

The Real Madrid superstar, who won the European Championships with his national team in the summer, has tied level with Robbie Keane and Gerd Muller on the all-time list.

Only three European players in history have now scored more international goals than Ronaldo: Miroslav Klose (71), Sandor Kocsis (75) and Ferenc Puskas (84).

Ronaldo opened the scoring against Latvia from the penalty spot midway through the first half. The visitors then levelled the scores in the 67th minute before William Carvalho restored Portugal’s one-goal lead moments later.

Cristiano then made sure of the three points with a sublime, acrobatic back-post volley, which you can watch by scrolling down this page. He might be 31 years old but he’s still capable of scoring brilliant goals.

Video: Ronaldo's acrobatic volley v Latvia

And here's some fan footage of the goal...

Bruno Alves added gloss to the scoreline with a fourth goal for the hosts in the second minute of stoppage time.

Ronaldo could, and should, have had a hat-trick - but also missed a second penalty during the match.

Portugal second in their qualification group

Portugal currently sit second in their 2018 World Cup qualification group, having secured three wins from their opening four matches.

Switzerland currently top the group, however, after picking up 12 points from a possible 12 at the start of their qualification campaign.

Ronaldo will be desperate to change that over the coming months - 2018 is likely to be his final opportunity to land his hands on the World Cup trophy - while you wouldn’t bet against him surpassing Puskas’s record before he retires.

Video: Ronaldo's best moments for Portugal

As it’s a Monday morning, this might cheer you up: a compilation video of some of Ronaldo’s best moments for Portugal…

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