We're not friends but I would accept Ronaldo's dinner invitation, says Messi

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling isn’t ready to be ranked with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling isn’t ready to be ranked with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Only the "Iranian GOAT" Ali Daei now stands in the way of the greatest record of global football and you wouldn't bet against the superstar who admits he thrives on chasing historic milestones - of breaking it in the near future.

"I was wrong. By the end of his career it will be obvious City bought him at a bargain price. It's not a big issue".

Asked if he would be upset to lose the record Daei added, "No, why should I be upset". Ronaldo is a great player with many honors in the world of football. "He is on top form right now".

Last season's Football Writers Footballer of the Year award victor has started the 2019-20 campaign in magnificent form, scoring six goals in five appearances for Pep Guardiola's side.

Ronaldo floated the prospect of a private dinner in future, an idea welcomed by his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

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It certainly feels like a case of when and not if Ronaldo manages to break the record, despite the fact he took a break from national duty for much of last season.

Ronaldo, who turns 35 next year, is expected to surpass the Iranian's tally by the time he retires, and Daei has now spoken about the prospect of seeing his long-standing record broken.

Portugal still have to play Luxembourg twice in their bid to qualify for 2020 as well as Ukraine and the return fixture at home against Lithuania. India's Sunil Chhetri is soon after him at 72 while Lionel Messi follows them with 68 goals for Argentina.

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to score against 40 different countries.

"The concept of the wide striker was revolutionised by Ronaldo and he has not stopped breaking goal records since, striking another four for his country earlier this week".

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