Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is tackled by Moris of Luxembourg during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Portugal and Luxembourg at Estadio Algarve on October 12, 2021 in Loule, Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve.

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

Ronaldo knocked in 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.

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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.

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

However, all the headlines will rightly belong with his Manchester United team-mate who now has 115 international goals.

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

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

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