Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick helps hosts to emphatic win


Cristiano Ronaldo scores
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more international goals against Luxembourg (nine) than any other opponent

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve.

The victory leaves Portugal second in Group A, a point behind Serbia who they host in their final game.

Ronaldo knocked in two penalties and rounded off the scoring with a header as he recorded his 58th hat-trick for club and country.

Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha added the other goals.

Fernandes superbly drove a low shot into the bottom-right corner as the hosts went 3-0 up inside 18 minutes.

However, all the headlines will rightly belong with his Manchester United team-mate who now has 115 international goals.

The 36-year-old broke Iran striker Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals last month.

Portugal travel to the Republic of Ireland in their penultimate Group A match before facing Serbia.

Line-ups

Portugal

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 20CanceloBooked at 84mins
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 19Tavares MendesBooked at 22mins
  • 11Bruno FernandesSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 80′minutes
  • 16Alves Palhinha GonçalvesSubstituted forNevesat 73′minutes
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forJoão Márioat 65′minutes
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forNunesat 80′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9André SilvaSubstituted forda Conceição Leãoat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dalot
  • 5Nélson Semedo
  • 6José Fonte
  • 12Lopes
  • 13Danilo
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 15da Conceição Leão
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 18Neves
  • 21Nunes
  • 22Meireles Costa
  • 23João Mário

Luxembourg

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Moris
  • 18Jans
  • 2Chanot
  • 13Carlson
  • 17PintoSubstituted forMuratovicat 87′minutes
  • 15ThillSubstituted forBorges Sanchesat 45′minutes
  • 16Barreiro Martins
  • 8Martins PereiraBooked at 32mins
  • 21ThillSubstituted forDevilleat 45′minutes
  • 10Rodrigues
  • 9SinaniSubstituted forVeigaat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Malget
  • 4Dzogovic
  • 5Selimovic
  • 6Zambujo Pimentel
  • 7Veiga
  • 11Borges Sanches
  • 12Schon
  • 14Deville
  • 19Skenderovic
  • 20Muratovic
  • 22Omosanya
  • 23Kips

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