Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg: Cristiano Ronaldo signs a TENTH treble for his country

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Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg: Cristiano Ronaldo wins the TENTH treble for his country with Bruno Fernandes also on the scoresheet in demolition

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties five minutes apart in the first half
  • Bruno Fernandes added the third goal soon after to all but seal the victory
  • The win means Portugal are top of their group and Serbia have played an extra game











A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal win 5-0 over Luxembourg in Group A of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The win puts Portugal within one point of the Serbian leader, who rose to 17 points with a 3-1 home win over Azerbaijan, one game less and a greater goal difference.

Portugal practically won the game in the opening 18 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties early in the game to put Portugal in control

The forward added two more goals to his steadily rising international record

The forward added two more goals to his steadily rising international record

The goalkeeper could not do anything to prevent Ronaldo from coming home on the spot

The goalkeeper could not do anything to prevent Ronaldo from coming home on the spot

Ronaldo celebrated his trademark for fans at Estadio Algarve

Ronaldo celebrated his trademark for fans at Estadio Algarve

Ronaldo struck twice from the penalty spot before his Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes made three as he shot following good work from Bernardo Silva.

Midfielder Joao Palhinha scored four with just over 20 minutes left, before Ronaldo scored his 10th hat-trick for his country with three minutes remaining with a header from close range.

It was his 58th treble overall in his distinguished career.

Next month, Fernando Santos’ Portuguese side will travel to Ireland before hosting Serbia in what could be a win-win game to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Bruno Fernandes was also on the hosts' scoresheet adding the third

Bruno Fernandes was also on the hosts’ scoresheet adding the third

Fernandes and Ronaldo were once again the stars of the show for Portugal

Fernandes and Ronaldo were once again the stars of the show for Portugal

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