Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick as Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0

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 Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick when the Portugal National Team successfully crushed Luxembourg 5-0 in the 2022 World Cup Qualification Group A European zone at the Estadio Do Algarve, Wednesday, October 13 in the morning, according to FIFA’s official record.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the protagonist in the match by scoring three goals. While the other two goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha.

The hosts were immediately awarded a penalty when the game had only been running for eight minutes after Sebastien Thill brought down Bernardo Silva in the forbidden box.

Ronaldo, who came forward as the executor, headed the ball into the middle and managed to outwit Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris. Score 1-0 to Portugal.

Not long ago, Portugal again received a penalty when Ronaldo’s action was forced to stop by Moris.

Ronaldo was able to beat Moris again, although the kick had to be repeated because Pepe entered the penalty box before the referee blew the whistle.

CR7 again successfully entered the ball in the second kick to bring Portugal 2-0 up in the 13th minute.

In the 17th minute, Portugal was getting further away. Starting from Bernardo Silva’s breakthrough bait, Bruno Fernandes received the ball, who immediately fired a horizontal shot into the right corner of the goal so that Moris couldn’t drive it away. Score 3-0.

The score remained 3-0 for Portugal until halftime.

After the break, Ronaldo almost scored his third goal in this match in the 49th minute. Nuno Mendes off the bait from the left side which was grabbed by Ronaldo. However, the 36-year-old’s kick was still narrowly wide.

In the 68th minute, Moris made a brilliant save to parry an acrobatic shot from Ronaldo.

It’s just that, a minute later the Moris goal was conceded again through Joao Palhinha’s header who took advantage of Bruno Fernandes’ corner kick. Portugal lead 4-0.

Ronaldo was finally able to carve his third goal in the 87th minute. Ruben Neves off a long pass from midfield. Ronaldo, who was able to escape the offside trap, successfully headed that Moris couldn’t drive away. Portugal leads 5-0.

The score lasts until the game ends.

This victory brought Fernando Santos’ squad to second place in Group A with 16 points from six matches, one point behind Serbia, who have played one more game. Meanwhile, Luxembourg sits in third with six points.

Line-up:
Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes; Joao Palhinha (Ruben Neves 73), Joao Moutinho (Joao Mario 65), Bruno Fernandes (Goncalo Guedes 80); Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva (Rafael Leao 73), Bernardo Silva (Matheus Luiz 80).

Luxembourg (4-5-1):Anthony Moris; Laurent Jans, Maxime Chanot, Dirk Carlson, Michael Pinto (Edvin Muratovic 87); Danel Sinani (Eric Veiga 87), Christopher Martins, Leandro Barreiro, Olivier Thill (Yvandro Borges Sanches 46); Gedson Rodrigues, Sebastien Thill (Maurice Deville 46).

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