Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in the London Olympic Stadium, and the centenary of Manchester United against its host West Ham United in the history of confrontations between them in the English Premier League.
Ronaldo responded with a equalizer for the “Red Devils” just five minutes after Algerian striker Said Benrahma scored the goal for the hosts in the 30th minute of the first half of the match that took place between them today, Sunday, in the fifth round of the English Premier League, which ended with the victory of “The Devils”. The Reds” with two goals to one.
And the “Opta” statistics network reported that the London Olympic Stadium became the 66th stadium in the five major European leagues, in which Cristiano Ronaldo succeeded in scoring on its floor, thus recording in more stadiums than any other player, since his first appearance with Manchester United In the season (2003-2004), he beat the veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic (64).
66 – West Ham’s London Stadium is the 66th different stadium that Cristiano Ronaldo has scored at in matches played in Europe’s big five leagues, scoring at more unique venues than any other player since his Man Utd debut in 2003-04, ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (64). Conqueror. pic.twitter.com/64uJF3SeZp
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 19, 2021
The 36-year-old Portuguese star scored his third goal of the season in his second game in the English Premier League, and the sixth against West Ham United, while his former colleague, retired striker Wayne Rooney, is the most “Red Devils” player to score goals against West Ham, with 11 a target.
While Sky Sports numbers indicate that Ronaldo scored Manchester United’s 100th goal against West Ham, thus becoming the third “Hammers” club to score at least 100 goals for the “Red Devils” in the “Premier League”.
Previously, Manchester United scored 112 goals against Newcastle United, and 108 goals against Everton.