Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals to lead Portugal to a 5-0 victory over Luxembourg in the first group of European qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Hls Tuesday.
Portugal retained second place in the group, one point behind leaders Serbia, who have 17 points after their 3-1 victory over Azerbaijan yesterday, but Ronaldo’s comrades have a game in hand, as well as a large difference in goals.
Portugal won the match early in the first 18 minutes.
Ronaldo scored two goals from the penalty mark before Bruno Fernandes added the third with a shot from close range after a pass from Bernardo Silva.
Midfielder Joao Baleña scored the fourth goal about twenty minutes before the end, then Ronaldo scored three goals in one match for the tenth time with his country three minutes before the end with a header.
Portugal will play in the next round in Ireland, before hosting Serbia in the last round in a match that could be decisive for the appearance in Qatar next year.
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