Manchester United's striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick yesterday in their 5-0 win against Luxembourg in the World Cup Qualifiers. His teammate at Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes had a goal and an assist against his name with Palhinha in the scorers list.
Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot twice in the 8th and 13th minutes of the match to give Portugal a comfortable lead. The striker's third goal came in the dying minutes of the match - 87th minute, this was his 10th international hat-trick and 58th overally.
The Manchester United forward broke the record of having the most hat-tricks in international level. Ronaldo's third goal yesterday was his eighth against Luxembourg; the most he has ever scored against an opponent in international level.
Portugal are second in Group A with 16 points after playing 6 matches; a point behind group leaders Serbia who have played 7 matches. Luxembourg, Ireland and Azerbaijan have garnered 6, 5 and 1 point respectively.
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