World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo achieves a special feat with a hat trick against Luxembourg

World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo achieves a special feat with a hat trick against Luxembourg

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick against Luxembourg in the World Cup Qualifiers match has brought his career goal tally for Portugal to 115 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his Portugal scoring streak against Luxembourg when he recorded a hattrick during the World Cup Qualifying match that helped Portugal register a 5-0 victory over their opponent. Besides Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha also found the back of the net for Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo's Hat Trick during the Portugal vs Luxembourg match also put the Portuguese superstar ahead of his fiercest rival Lionel Messi in terms of hattrick scored.

Portugal vs Luxembourg: Cristiano Ronaldo records the most goals against a single team

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick against Luxembourg has brought his Portugal career goal tally to 115 goals, 16 of which have been from penalty kicks and 36 of which have taken place in the Cup qualifying round of the world. The match against Luxembourg saw Ronaldo complete another historic milestone. With his 10th international hat-trick, the 36-year-old now has the most goals he has scored against any other country. Previously, Lithuania and Sweden shared the honors, conceding seven goals each to Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo recently surpassed Iranian Ali Daei to become the top international scorer of all time with 111 goals in 180 international appearances for Portugal. He accomplished the feat during Portugal's 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers match. If Portugal qualifies for the World Cup, then Cristiano Ronaldo would have a chance to be the fifth male player to appear in five tournaments.

Match summary Portugal vs Luxembourg

The match began with Portugal setting the pace after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 8th minute of the match after a foul on Bernardo Silva by Sebastian Thill, though replays seemed to show contact went out of the box. Portugal doubled the lead in the 13th minute with a Ronaldo foul by Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Moris. The forward converted his first attempt, but was forced to do so a second time, as Andre Silva was judged to be invading the area.

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