Manchester United and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal as they recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve 5-0. Portugal is currently in the second place position with a point behind leaders Serbia.
Cristiano Ronaldo Records 58th Hat-trick to Set New Record
They will host Serbia in their last game which will determine the country that will top Group A. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties and rounded off the scoring with a header as he recorded his 58th hat-trick for club and country. The player’s goals in the game sent a strong message to Lionel Messis’ fans.
Lionel Messi became the highest South American goal scorer in their 3-0 and his fans have been trolling Ronaldo for that, so the hat-trick puts Ronaldo back ahead of Messi in goal scoring. All the headlines will now return to the Manchester United player who now has 115 international goals.
The 36-year-old former Juventus and Real Madrid player 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