The inaugural season of the UEFA Nations League 2022 has now officially begun in spectacular fashion. The top European teams that are competing in the campaign have already begun the competition in great spirits, and some players have received their first call-ups to play for their respective countries.
Yesterday, a few games were played, and in the process, some important records were broken.
Pablo Gavi, who was playing for Spain at the time, became the youngest player to score for Spain in a game at the age of 17 years and 304 days, surpassing Ansu Fati's record of 17 years and 311 days.
Yesterday, Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United added two goals to his tally of international goals, making him the all-time leader in goals scored by a male player in men's football with 117 goals. He is also the only player to score 100 international goals without taking any penalties.
Erling Braut Haaland of Norway scored twice in their away victory over Sweden at the Friends Arena stadium, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Norway. The teenager who will soon be playing for Manchester City has now scored 16 goals for his national side in just 19 total appearances, and he will be eager to add to that total moving forward.
In point of fact, some of the best European teams, including England, Spain, Germany, and Italy, have not yet recorded a victory in the ongoing competition. England, for example, suffered a defeat at the hands of Hungary in the very first game of the competition.
The competition to determine who will win the UEFA Nations League Golden Boot has already begun, and several big names have already put up remarkable numbers in an effort to win the prized trophy at the competition's conclusion at the end of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Portugal, took home this honor in 2016, the same year that his team was crowned champion.
Kylian Mbappe, Ferran Torres, and Karim Benzema of France, Spain, and France respectively all concluded the most recent Nations League campaign with two goals apiece, and as a result, they were tied for the golden boot award due to having the same number of goals.
A select few competitors in this current tournament have begun posting amazing figures in an effort to come out on top and claim the prize at the competition's conclusion.
Here are the top highest goal scorers in the UEFA Nations League after Ronaldo and Erling Braut Haaland both scored a brace yesterday;
1. Erling Braut Haaland- Norway (3 goals)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo- Portugal (2 goals)
3. Memphis Depay of the Netherlands (2 goals)
4. Andreas Cornelius- Denmark (2 goals)
5. Daniel Sinani- Luxembourg (2 goals)
Please see the complete list below;
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