NATIONS - 10th hat-trick for country, new international record for Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal defeated Luxembourg at home on Tuesday night.
Portugal took an early lead thanks to Ronaldo's 52nd goal in 51 games for his nation, which he scored from the penalty spot, and he replicated the feat seconds later - this time from 12 yards.
The devastation was extended when Ronaldo's teammate Bruno Fernandes blasted in on the angle after a sloppy kick out.
As the visitors wore down in the dying minutes, Joo Palhinha scored a fourth before Ronaldo's 10th hat-trick for his country created a new international record.
CRISTIANO RONALDO IS NOW THE ALL-TIME LEADER IN MEN'S INTERNATIONAL HAT-TRICKS WITH 10 pic.twitter.com/6cACC3yW13— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 12, 2021