Ronaldo scores 109th international goal to equal record
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures towards the stands after the UEFA EURO 2020 Group F football match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena in Budapest.–AFP
Ronaldo is the first player to appear at five editions of the tournament and has scored five times in three Group F games.
The Juventus striker has now scored 14 European Championship goals, five more than French great Michel Platini, who netted nine times when he led France to glory in 1984.
Daei, nicknamed the 'Shariar' (King in Persian), scored a remarkable 109 goals in 149 appearances for Iran between 1993 and 2006, an achievement many thought would never be matched.
Daei has said on several occasions that he would be "delighted" if Ronaldo broke his record, as he believes the Juventus striker ranks among the best three players in history, alongside Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.