Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has registered another record in his name. He has become the footballer to score the most number of hat-trick goals in an international match. In the match against Luxembourg in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, he did this by scoring two goals from penalties and a goal header. With this Portugal defeated Luxembourg 5-0. With this win, Portugal team has moved to second place in Group 2. In the first place is the team of Serbia with 17 points. At the same time, Portugal has 16 points.
Ronaldo has broken Sweden’s Sven Riedel’s record of scoring 9 hat-trick goals. Now Ronaldo has 10 hat-trick goals in his international career. He equaled Riedel’s 9 hat-tricks against Lithuania in 2019. At the same time, he has hit hat-tricks 58 times in his career.
CRISTIANO RONALDO IS NOW THE ALL-TIME LEADER IN MEN'S INTERNATIONAL HAT-TRICKS WITH 10 🎩 pic.twitter.com/6cACC3yW13— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 12, 2021
Apart from this, Ronaldo now has 115 international goals to his name with three goals against Luxembourg. He is also the highest goalscorer in international football. During Euro Cup 2020, he equaled former Iranian footballer Ali Dei’s record for most goals (109). After this, Dae’s record was broken by scoring two goals in a match against the Republic of Ireland in September.
Ronaldo scored two of his three goals against Luxembourg in the first half. The first goal he scored in the 8th minute of the match converted a penalty to give Portugal a 1-0 lead. He then scored the second goal on a penalty in the 13th minute. At the same time, in the 17th minute of the match, Bruno Fernandez scored a goal to put Portugal 3-0 ahead at half time.
Ronaldo scored the third goal through a header in the 87th minute of the match to give Portugal a 5–0 victory. Earlier in the match, Joao Palinha scored for the team in the 69th minute.