Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has laid down the gauntlet ahead of Portugal's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sweden.
Ronaldo scored two points in Madrid's 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano Nov. 2, and has already reached the 20-goal mark for the season.
Cristiano has been on fire during the past two weeks, and scored a hat-trick last week in Real Madrid's 7-3 victory against FC Sevilla in the club's season opener.
The 28-year-old Portuguese superstar appears to be well on his way to breaking the 50-goal mark for the fourth year in a row.
The timing could not be better, as Ronaldo recently brushed off an epic diss by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who slammed the Portuguese superstar for being pompous and vain.
For now, Cristiano is gearing up for Portugal's European World-Cup qualifying match against Sweden on Nov. 15. Ronaldo, who's captain of the Portugal squad, has been dying to advance his country further in the World Cup.
The last time Portugal met Sweden four years ago, both qualifiers ended goalless.
Nine nations have already advanced as European qualifying-group winners: Belgium, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, England and Spain. The finals of the 2014 World Cup will held in Brazil in June.