Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another record as he scored his 10th international hat-trick on Tuesday evening. With this hat-trick, Ronaldo becomes the first man to score 10 international hat-tricks.
This hattrick brings his total to 115 international goals from 182 international caps. Extending his lead even further as the men’s top international goal scorer of all time. Portugal beat Luxembourg 5-0 on Tuesday.
Ronaldo scored 2 penalties in the first 13 minutes of the game. His Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes scored in the 17th minute. Later in the second half, Joao Palhinha scored from a corner kick in the 69th minute. Ronaldo almost completed his hat-trick with a sensational overhead kick but the shot was brilliantly saved by Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris.
But with just a few minutes left in the match, Ronaldo headed home a header from close-range to complete his hat-trick. This was his 58 career hat-trick. He has scored a total of 794 career goals for club and country. Ronaldo in his Instagram post thanked the fans at the stadium for driving them on and said it is in his DNA to keep pushing for as many as possible.
Portugal are now one point behind group leaders Serbia, who are up to 17 points with a win over Azerbaijan. Portugal still have a game in hand and boost a much better goal difference than Serbia. They now will travel to Ireland next month. Before eventually playing Serbia in a potential winner take all match to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Manchester United hopeful of Cristiano Ronaldo continuing his excellent form on returing from the international break
Manchester United fans will be hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo can continue his brilliant international form into club football. United have a very tough run of fixtures coming up as they face Leicester, Atalanta twice, Liverpool, Spurs, Man City in their next six fixtures.
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