Portugal beats Luxembourg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg in Portugal yesterday.

Ronaldo converted two penalties and rounded off the scoring with a header as he recorded his 58th hat-trick for club and country. 

Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha added the other goals.

Fernandes superbly drove a low shot into the bottom-right corner as Portugal went 3-0 up inside 18 minutes. 

However, all the headlines will rightly belong to team-mate, Ronaldo who now has 115 international goals.

The 36-year-old broke Iran’s striker, Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals last month.

The victory leaves Portugal second in Group A, a point behind Serbia who they host in their final game.

Portugal travel to the Republic of Ireland in their penultimate Group A match before playing against Serbia.

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