Cristiano Ronaldo: Man United Star Nets Hat Trick for Portugal in Huge 5-0 Win Over Luxembourg

Cristiano Ronaldo: Man United Star Nets Hat Trick for Portugal in Huge 5-0 Win Over Luxembourg

  • Portugal vs Luxembourg Group A World Cup qualifier ended in a 5-0 win for Cristiano Ronaldo's team
  • Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick to inspire Portugal to victory, with Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha also joining the goal-fest
  • Ronaldo's hat trick was his 58th in his illustrious football career and the 10th for his national team
  • Already the highest goalscorer in men’s international history, Ronaldo's 10 hat-trick for Portugal is the highest in international football

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the moment on the night of Tuesday, October 12, as he scored a stunning hat trick to inspire Portugal to a huge 5-0 win over Luxembourg in a World Cup qualifier.

Bruno Fernandes of Portugal celebrates with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a goal during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Portugal and Luxembourg at Estadio Algarve on October 12, 2021 in Loule, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia)
Palhinha completed Portugal's thrashing of Luxembourg as the side moved within a point behind pool leaders Serbia. Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images.
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The Man United star set the tone for the Group A clash after converting two penalties inside the opening 13 minutes before completing his hat trick with a stunning late header.

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According to FIFA, the treble was Ronaldo's 58th in his career for both club and country and his 10th for the Portugal national team.

Already the highest goalscorer in men’s international history, Ronaldo's 10 hat-trick for Portugal is the highest in international football.

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The three goals took his international tally to 115 goals, setting him further clear as the highest-scoring male in the history of international football.

It’s no surprise the goals came against Luxembourg, who are one of the 36-year-old’s favourite victims.

That’s now nine goals against them, more than any other country he’s faced.

Fascinatingly, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has now scored an eyewatering 54 goals in his last 49 appearances for Portugal as he continues to defy age in what has been a spectacular goalscoring streak.

Meanwhile, his United teammate Bruno Fernandes was also impressive against Luxembourg as he scored once and set up another.

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Palhinha completed Portugal's thrashing of Luxembourg as the side moved within a point behind pool leaders Serbia.

The two sides will now square off in the final round of matches, setting up a straight shootout for the first place after Serbia also saw off Azerbaijan in their own fixture played in Belgrade.

Fury sends message to Ronaldo

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that moments after defeating Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC title on Saturday, Tyson Fury sent a cheeky jibe to Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester-born Fury also disclosed that he wants to bring one of his fights to the Old Trafford very soon.

In his message, Fury said he wants to bring one of his world title fights to Manchester as it had always been one of his dreams.

Fury is known as a staunch supporter of Manchester United and an avid fan of Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Englishman recently called the forward "the GOAT" in an Instagram post after he was named the Premier League Player of the Month for September.

Source: Legit.ng News

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