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

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored extra worldwide targets in opposition to Luxembourg (9) than every other opponent

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

The victory leaves Portugal second in Group A, some extent behind Serbia who they host of their closing sport.

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

Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha added the opposite targets.

Fernandes beautifully drove a low shot into the bottom-right nook because the hosts went 3-0 up inside 18 minutes.

Nevertheless, all of the headlines will rightly belong together with his Manchester United team-mate who now has 115 worldwide targets.

The 36-year-old broke Iran striker Ali Daei’s file of 109 targets final month.

Portugal journey to the Republic of Eire of their penultimate Group A match earlier than going through 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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