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Cristiano Ronaldo ends the match against Luxembourg with style as the superstar hits a Hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo hit an international record-breaking tenth hat-trick for his Portugal national team on Tuesday night, while Bruno Fernandes likewise got on the scoresheet in the 5-0 hammering of Luxembourg.

The Manchester United stars cemented their country's place in the leading 2 of Group A against the minnows, edging the Selecao closer to qualification for World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Portugal remain one point behind the group leaders Serbia, although they have a game in hand, suggesting their fate lies quite in their own hands as they aim to reach the top. And with Ronaldo and Fernandes in leading current form, that quest is definitely achievable.

The duo played for Fernando Santos' team in the 5-0 hammering of Luxembourg, as Ronaldo particularly shone, breaking yet another record on his journey to ending up being the most individually embellished footballer in history.

The 36-year-old hit a treble on Tuesday - the tenth of his portugal national career. That number of goals is higher than of any other player, meaning that he not just holds the world record for the most international goals with 115, however he is now also the leading hat-trick goal scorer on the international football.

He started the scoring with 2 penalties in quick succession, giving himself 77 minutes to finish his hat-trick. Ronaldo needed to wait till the 87th minute to get his third goal, heading to the back post and heading home to round off another successful night for himself and Portugal.

Fernandes likewise impressed on the night, scoring the Selecao's 3rd with an outstanding drilled shot throughout the goalkeeper, while likewise offering the assist for Joao Palhinha to add a fourth.

Both players ended the night without any injury issues, suggesting Man Utd advocates can breathe a sigh of relief over the fitness of two of their superstar players.

Portugal will need to wait up until November to seal themselves on the top of Group A table, when they play Republic of Ireland on 11th of November, prior to hosting Serbia in what could be a shootout for the summit.

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