World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ronaldo Scores Hat-trick As Portugal Beat Luxembourg
Almancil: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic win over Luxembourg at 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
In Group A, Portugal is a point behind Serbia, which beat Azerbaijan 3-1, but has a game in hand. Only the top team from each group qualifies automatically for the World Cup. The second-place finishers go into the playoffs.
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.
Portugal will now travel to the Republic of Ireland in their penultimate Group A match before facing Serbia.