Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Portugal thump Luxembourg

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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

Referee:
Benoît Bastien

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Portugal 5, Luxembourg 0.

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  2. Second Half ends, Portugal 5, Luxembourg 0.

  3. Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Leandro Barreiro Martins.

  4. Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. João Cancelo (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Foul by Eric Veiga (Luxembourg).

  7. Foul by Maurice Deville (Luxembourg).

  8. Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Maxime Chanot.

  9. Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Substitution, Luxembourg. Eric Veiga replaces Danel Sinani.

  11. Substitution, Luxembourg. Edvin Muratovic replaces Mica Pinto because of an injury.

  12. Goal! Portugal 5, Luxembourg 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

  13. Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Maurice Deville.

  14. João Cancelo (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Foul by Matheus Nunes (Portugal).

  16. Gerson Rodrigues (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution, Portugal. Gonçalo Guedes replaces Bruno Fernandes.

  18. Substitution, Portugal. Matheus Nunes replaces Bernardo Silva.

  19. Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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