At first glance, Luxembourg was able to fight a little at home. But the team could not stand on the opponent’s field. Cristiano Ronaldo led from the front with an excellent hat-trick. Others also came forward. Fernando Santos’ team won easily. The Portuguese beat Luxembourg 5-0 in the World Cup qualifier at home.
Ronaldo took control from the beginning of the match. They scored three goals in the 18th minute. Ronaldo put the team ahead with a goal from the penalty spot in the eighth minute. Portugal were awarded a penalty for fouling Bernardo Silva inside the box. They got the penalty again after two minutes. Luxembourg goalkeeper Anthony Morris fouled Ronaldo inside the box. The Manchester United star put the team ahead for the second time with a successful spot kick.
Bruno Fernandez made it 3-0 in the 17th minute after receiving the ball from Silver. Portugal did not see a goal despite getting a few more good chances before the break. In the 6th minute of the match, Ronaldo’s great bicycle kick somehow stopped Morris in exchange for a corner.
Portugal gets the corner there. Joao Palinia scored a header from that corner taken by Fernandez. Ronaldo scored the desired goal in 6 minutes. He completed his hat-trick with a great header from Reuben Neves. Portugal are second in Group A with 16 points from six matches in the European World Cup qualifiers.
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