Ronaldo continues to strengthen his records with the Luxembourg treble
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portuguese national team, consolidated his record as the most goalscoring player at the international level, and led his country to sweep its guest Luxembourg 5-0 in the eighth round of the first group matches of the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022. On the Algarve stadium, Ronaldo scored three “hat-trick” goals, including two goals from two penalties, to raise his record score of goals with his country to 115 goals. Ronaldo advanced with a penalty kick in the eighth minute, and five minutes later he scored the second goal for him and his country from a new penalty kick, and Bruno Fernandez secured the third goal in the 18th minute. In the second half, Joao Balenia scored the fourth goal in the 69th minute, then Ronaldo scored the third goal three minutes before the end. The victory raised the tally of the Portuguese team to 16 points from six matches in second place, one point behind leaders Serbia, who has 17 points from seven matches, and Luxembourg is in third place with six points, compared to one point for Azerbaijan in fifth place.